A licensed copy of an Israeli tank built in Central Europe, this vehicle brings both versatility and maximal crew protection to the battlefield. Such gained it significant appreciation from Western European armies in the 21st century. The M2A1 is armed with a 120mm cannon and a coaxial machine gun, with the potential for it to be utilized as mobile artillery. This tank has proven itself in battle and thanks to heavy manufacturing, it became the second most wide spread main battle tank of many countries around the world.
The Slammer is based off the real-world "Merkava Mark IV" MBT.
However unlike the real-world Merkava, the Slammer does not have the ability to fire either LAHAT ATGMs via its main gun or mortar shells from the internal 60mm mortar launcher. It also does not have a coaxially mounted Samson RCWS (although the M2A4 variant does have a turret mounted HMG for use by the commander).
Despite being modelled onto the turret, the Slammer lacks the ability to make use of the Trophy active missile protection system that is present on real Merkava tanks.
Screenshots released during the pre-Alpha phase of ArmA 3's development indicated that the Slammer was originally meant to be used by other factions as well in a similar fashion to the MQ4A Greyhawk.
However, the Slammer was eventually superseded with the introduction of the T-100 Varsuk for use by CSAT by the time of the Alpha and Beta's release. The MBT-52 Kuma on the other hand, did the same for the AAF with the release of the Adapt episode.