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Arcade Realistic Simulator

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General info

The Magach 3 in the garage.

The Magach 3 is a gift Rank V American medium tank with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

In a sense, the Magach 3 is a combination of features between the M48 Patton and the M60. Sharing the rounded cast hull shape of the M48 hull chassis and a rounded turret housing the 105 mm M68 gun. However, unlike the usual M48A1, the Magach 3 has the M60 engine installed and its engine grilles and exhausts on the rear are similar to that of the M60.

Features exclusive to the Magach 3 are plentiful however. From the front, smoke grenade launchers can be seen on the gun mantlet sides, with a total of 20 smoke grenades that could be launched. On the turret roof, the prominent commander's cupola infamous on the M48A1 and the M60 designs has been replaced with the Urdan design, which has a drastically smaller profile at the expense of the commander's 12.7 mm machine gun. In its place, a 7.62 mm Browning on a pintle-mount is available on the roof.

More prominently throughout the Magach 3 are mountings for the Blazer ERA on the hull front, turret front, and turret sides. More than likely however, these mountings on the battlefield would be covered by the Blazer ERA which would fill up the Magach 3 profile with large blocks running vertically throughout the design. Though similar to the M60A1 RISE (P) in ERA placement, the ERA on the Magach 3 are long smooth blocks running up and down with the tank's profile while the M60A1 RISE (P) has them in tiles, each with four bolts on that mounts them onto the tank.

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Better 105 mm gun than the regular 90 mm on the M48A1 Patton III.
  • New cupola model removes the prominent cupola weak point on the regular M48A1 model.
  • Good rangefinder with range of 3,600 metres that takes only 1.5 seconds to measure distance.
  • "Blazer" ERA add-on armour adds onto most of the tank's hull and turret, making it almost impervious to some explosives in the first hit.

Cons:

  • Quite underarmoured for the rank.
  • Slower than regular M48A1.
  • No 12.7 mm machine gun.
  • Added ERA is sparsely placed; a well-aimed shot can be squeezed between the ERA bricks.

Specifications

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Armaments

1 x 105 mm M68 cannon (57 rounds)
1 x 7.62 mm M73 machine gun (5,950 rounds) 1 x 7.62 mm M1919A4 machine gun (1,200 rounds)

Main armament

1 x 105 mm M68 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 57 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -9°
  • Gun Elevation: 19°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 14.3°/s (Stock), 19.76°/s (Upgraded), 24.0°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), 28.24°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 8.71s (Stock), 7.70s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), 6.7s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 105 mm M68 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 57 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -9°
  • Gun Elevation: 19°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 14.3°/s (Stock), 16.8°/s (Upgraded), 20.4°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), 24.0°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 8.71s (Stock), 7.70s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), 6.7s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 105 mm M68 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 57 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -9°
  • Gun Elevation: 19°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 14.3°/s (Stock), 16.8°/s (Upgraded), 20.4°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), 24.0°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 8.71s (Stock), 7.70s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), 6.7s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
Ammunition
Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay in m: Fuse sensitivity in mm: Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
Normalization At 30° from horizontal: Ricochet:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
M392A2 303 302 296 277 257 252 APDS 1478 5.8 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 75° 78° 80°
M393 127 127 127 127 127 127 HESH 730 15 0.4 0.1 4,310 +0° 73° 77° 80°
M456 400 400 400 400 400 400 HEATFS 1173 11 0.0 0.1 1,270 +0° 65° 72° 75°
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Screen radius
in m
Screen time
in s
Screen hold time
in s:
Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
M416 Smoke 730 11 20 5 25 50
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the Magach 3.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
57 XX (X+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+) Turret empty:  () no

Secondary armament

1 x 7.62 mm M73 machine gun (coaxial)
1 x 7.62 mm M1919A4 machine gun (pintle-mount)

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader
  • Driver

Total: 4 Crew members

Armour

Armour type:

  • Cast homogeneous armour (Front hull, Turret)
  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Side, Rear, Roof)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 85-200 mm (59-74°) Front glacis
63-200 mm (13-60°) Lower glacis
76 mm (0-44°) Front
51 mm (0-44°) Rear
30 mm (0-3°) Top
25 mm (26-59°) Bottom
57 mm Front
20 mm Rear
Turret 105-128 mm (6-71°) Turret front
152 mm (3-28°) Gun mantlet
66-97 mm (2-46°) 45-50 mm (4-55°)
25.4 mm (70-71°) Turret underside
24-65 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 70 mm 30 mm
Special armour* Kinetic Chemical
ERA 5 mm 260 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 20 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 38 mm in the front and 25 mm in the rear.
  • Rangefinder device on the turret sides count as 127 mm cast armour.
  • ERA can be attached on turret and front hull via modification.

Engine & mobility

Weight: 49.0 ton (+ 0.9t Add-on Armour)

Max Speed: 53 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 1162 hp @ 2400 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 23.71 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 30°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 1431 hp @ 2400 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 29.20 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 38°
Weight: 49.0 ton (+ 0.9t Add-on Armour)

Max Speed: 48 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 663 hp @ 2400 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 13.53 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 33°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 750 hp @ 2400 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 15.31 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 37°
Weight: 49.0 ton (+ 0.9t Add-on Armour)

Max Speed: 48 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 663 hp @ 2400 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 13.53 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 33°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 750 hp @ 2400 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 15.31 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 37°

Modules and improvements

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal drive, Rangefinder
II Suspension, Brake system FPE Adjustment of fire, M393
III Filters Crew replenishment Elevation mechanism, M416
IV Transmission, Engine Magach-3 "Blazer", Smoke grenade Artillery support, M456

Recommendation:
As a premium/gift vehicle, all modules come unlocked.

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the _____ from live.warthunder.com.

Videos

Premium Vehicles - Magach 3





Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-usa.png Magach 3
Nation USA
Type Medium tank
Rank 5
Battle Rating
7.7
7.7
7.7

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
49,000 kg
108,027 lb
Number of Crew 4
Hull armour thickness
110/76/30/20 mm
4.33/2.99/1.18/0.79 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
1,162 hp
663 hp
663 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
___ hp
750 hp
750 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
23.71
24.09
13.53
13.75
13.53
13.75
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
__.__
__.__
15.31
15.55
15.31
15.55
Max speed
53 km/h
33.0 mph
48 km/h
29.6 mph
48 km/h
29.6 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 105 mm M68 Cannon
Ammo stowage 57 rounds
Vertical guidance -9°/19°
Secondary Weapon
1 x 7.62 mm M1919A4 Machine gun
Ammo stowage 1,200 rounds
Mount Pintle mount
Vertical guidance -15°/60°
1 x 7.62 mm M1919A4 Machine gun
Ammo stowage 5,950 rounds
Mount Coaxial
Economy
Required RP N/A
Vehicle cost N/A
Crew training cost 10,000 SL
Max repair cost*
1,490 SL
2,540 SL
2,710 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
3d 04h
6d 14h
6d 12h
Free repair time (Upgraded)
_d __h
_d __h
_d __h
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