The Merkava sits at 11.0 and the M1A1 Abrams also at 11.0. The Merkava mk.3‘s are very easy to kill with a one shot through the hull or are having bad armor at all. An M1A1 Abrams which sits at 11.0 has very much composite armor in the front of the hull and in the turret. The Merkava has only in turret on a few spots weak composite armor. The abrams has a gun and firepower which is nearly the same as the Israeli one. The M1A1 is a little bit faster and has a better acceleration.