Merkava 4 is the latest and most advanced main battle tank (MBT) in the Merkava series, developed and manufactured by Israel Military Industries. The Merkava 4 is primarily used by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) and was first introduced in 2004.
The Merkava 4 is known for its excellent crew protection. It features advanced modular composite armour, including a layer of reactive armour, which provides enhanced protection against various threats such as anti-tank missiles, rockets, and other projectiles.
The tank is equipped with a 120mm smoothbore gun, capable of firing a wide range of ammunition, including kinetic energy penetrators and high-explosive rounds. It also has a secondary 7.62mm machine gun for anti-infantry and anti-aircraft purposes.
The Merkava 4 is powered by a 1,500 horsepower engine, providing it with excellent mobility and speed. It has a maximum road speed of around 64 kilometers per hour (40 mph) and an operational range of approximately 500 kilometers (310 miles).
The Merkava IV incorporates advanced technology, including a fire control system with thermal and day sights, laser rangefinders, and advanced computerized systems. It also has a battle management system that allows for effective coordination with other armoured units. The tank can be upgraded with additional protection, communication systems, and active protection systems to enhance its capabilities on the modern battlefield.
This vehicle blueprint includes meticulously crafted desert-themed textures, a fully rigged structure, and animated components such as turret rotation, gun elevation, and opening hatches. Additionally, it offers a detailed damage model with realistic visual effects. The blueprint also includes firing animations and dynamic effects, such as dust trails generated by the tank’s movement.
The asset is designed as a standard Unreal vehicle with a detailed interior, allowing for an immersive experience. It can be customized and adapted to suit specific project requirements. Merkava 4 is fully drivable, utilizing accurate physics simulations provided by Epic Games’ Chaos Vehicles plugin. Please ensure that the Chaos Vehicles plugin is enabled for optimal vehicle movement. The scene incorporates Epic Games’ Volumetrics plugin for realistic cloud formations and utilizes Lumen for advanced lighting effects.
Included with the blueprint is a sample showcase/demo Blueprint featuring an environment map and a user interface (UI). When you “Play” the map, the UI provides camera presets, sliders, and buttons, showcasing the key functionalities of the Merkava 4.
This asset includes the use of Epic Games’ Volumetrics plugin and Chaos Vehicles system plugin for demonstration purposes only. However, the vehicle asset can be utilized and modified in personal projects without these plugins enabled.
The Volumetrics plugin enables the creation and rendering of realistic environmental clouds, utilizing its volume creation and rendering tools. The Chaos Vehicles system plugin offers realistic physics simulations for authentic vehicle movement.
Please note that all rights pertaining to the Volumetrics plugin and the Chaos Vehicles system plugin belong exclusively to Epic Games. Vigilante makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the usage of Epic’s plugins.
– Compliant with SISO Entity Reference No.: 18.104.22.168.1.4
– High-quality vehicle mesh with desert-themed textures and a detailed interior
– Blueprint-controlled textures for customization
– Emissive materials for headlights and brake lights, enhancing visual realism
– DIS/HLA (RPR FOM) integration ready
– Adjustable hatches, turret rotation
– Equipped with a powerful 120mm smoothbore gun and a secondary 7.62mm machine gun
Number of Blueprints: 19
Input: Keyboard, Mouse, DIS / HLA (RPR FOM) Protocols
Network Replicated: No, requires integration into a Network Replicated Product or System
Supported Development Platforms: Win-64
Documentation (PDF): Click here for Vehicle Documentation
Customization Guide (PDF): Click here for the Vigilante Asset Guide