Merkava Mk.3D (USA)

What does the Mine Protection modification do?

It adds a plate of armour under the tank that comes up to the lower glacis.
It adds about three tons of weight, it’s only actually impactful upside is that it makes the lower glacis able to resist autocanon fire much better, and it looks cooler.

Beside three tons more or less, the Merkava is never going to be fast, thus I’m keeping it installed.

Thank you