IDF SHO'T KAL DALET Type II
From AFV to 1/35 scale for mopntar and paint
Sho’t (meaning "Whip" in Hebrew) is the Israeli designation of the 105 mm L7 armed Centurion tank, which entered Israeli service in the late 60 s. Sho’t Kal Alef/Bet/Gimel/Dalet: modernised Centurion tanks with a new powerpack (the Continental AVDS-1790-2A diesel engine and the Allison CD850-6 transmission). The addition "Kal" refers to the abbreviation of the engine manufacturer "Continental", originally notated in Hebrew, which should read "Cal". But since Cal also means "lightweight" and the is closer to K than C, the name Sho’t Kal struck outside the Hebrew speaking world. Entered service in 1970; by 1974 all Israeli Centurions and Sho’t Meteor were upgraded to Sho’t Kal. Subvariants indicate upgrades received by Sho’t Kal tanks during their operational life, including a new turret rotating mechanism, a new gun stabilizer, a new fire-control system and preparations for the installation of the Blazer reactive armour.