IDF Merkava II with mine sweeper. The Merkava is the innovative Israeli design of Major General Israel Tal. The primary design criteria was crew survivability. Every part of the overall design is expected to contribute to helping the crew survive. The engine is in the front to provide protection to the crew. There is a special protective umbrella for the tank commander to enable protection from indirect fire with the hatches open. Special “spaced armor” is in use along with protected fuel and ammo compartments.
The Merkava can also carry a small Infantry squad internally under complete armored protection.
* Using adobe illustrator’s mesh tool.
* Took about 4 weeks to complete and almost screw up my PC as it needed more than 1300 layers !
* I added a cigar puffing tank commander – done separately , just to make it looks cool ^..^