Prior to the 1982 Lebanon War, Magach 7 tanks were fitted with explosive reactive armor (ERA). Further work has been done on the upgraded Magach 7 models, including new belly armor, Merkava tracks, new fire controls, a thermal sleeve for the gun and smoke grenades, eventually resulting in the Magach 7c Gimel models.
Magach (Hebrew: "battering-ram") is the designation of a series of tanks in Israeli service. The tanks are based on the American M60 Patton tanks. The name continued to be used for all Patton tanks, including the M60.