Hezbollah Targets IDF Merkava Mk. 4 Tanks With Almas ATGM

This footage, released by a Hezbollah media outlet on 09 April, 2024, shows what is reportedly the view as recorded by an Almas Anti-Tank Guided Missile being used to strike a sitting Israeli tank.


As previously discussed, the Almas is an Iranian-supplied, reverse-engineered version of Israel's own Spike anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Here, it's being used to attack one of two Merkava Mk. 4 main battle tanks. While the trajectory of the missile suggests that it hit the targeted tank, there is no indication of what damage was done. Whereas in Ukraine, spotter drones are often used to find targets and assess the efficacy of an attack, there appears to have been no spotter available here. This inability to make full use of modern technology and technique seems to extend to Hezbollah's videography, as they have gone out of their way to make this footage appear as though it's on tape.


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This footage, released by a Hezbollah media outlet on 09 April, 2024, shows what is reportedly the view as recorded by an Almas Anti-Tank Guided Missile being used to strike a sitting Israeli tank.


As previously discussed, the Almas is an Iranian-supplied, reverse-engineered version of Israel's own Spike anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Here, it's being used to attack one of two Merkava Mk. 4 main battle tanks. While the trajectory of the missile suggests that it hit the targeted tank, there is no indication of what damage was done. Whereas in Ukraine, spotter drones are often used to find targets and assess the efficacy of an attack, there appears to have been no spotter available here. This inability to make full use of modern technology and technique seems to extend to Hezbollah's videography, as they have gone out of their way to make this footage appear as though it's on tape.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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