M48A1 (China)

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RANK 6 SWEDEN
CV 90105 TML PACK
␗90 mm Gun Tank M48A1 Patton III
cn_m48a1_patton_iii.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.3/7.3/7.3BR
4 peopleCrew
134 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
110 / 76 / 35Hull
178 / 76 / 51Turret
Mobility
46.4 tWeight
1 545 hp810 hpEngine power
33 hp/t17 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
49 km/h forward
9 km/h back
44 km/h forward
8 km/h back
Speed
Armament
90 mm M41 cannonMain weapon
60 roundsAmmunition
23 roundsFirst-order
7.5 / 9.7 sReload
-9° / 19°Vertical guidance
12.7 mm M85 machine gunMachinegun
900 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
626 shots/minFire rate
-15° / 60°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm M73 machine gunCoaxial weapon
5 950 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
Economy
170 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
440 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png6 700 / 9 433/7 400 / 10 419/3 430 / 4 829Repair
130 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
440 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 400 Ge icon.pngAces
208 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage M48A1 (China).jpg


The ␗90 mm Gun Tank M48A1 Patton III is a rank V Chinese medium tank with a battle rating of 7.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Cast homogeneous armour (Hull, Turret)
  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Rear (low), 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 (8-43°) Front

51 mm (0-43°) Rear

35 mm (26-32°) Top

25 mm (61-62°) Bottom

25.4-57 mm
Turret 127 mm (12-76°) Turret front

152 + 82 mm (17-26°) Gun mantlet

69-100 mm (12-36°) 51-55 mm (2-71°) 25-69 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 70 mm 70 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 20 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 38 mm in the front and 25 mm in the rear.

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 49 9 46.4 1,255 1,545 27.05 33.3
Realistic 44 8 716 810 15.43 17.46

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: M41 (90 mm)
90 mm M41 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 60 -9°/+19° ±180° N/A 22.85 31.62 38.40 42.47 45.18 9.75 8.63 7.95 7.50
Realistic 14.28 16.80 20.40 22.56 24.00

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M332 shot APCR 321 316 292 265 240 218
T142E3 HESH 102 102 102 102 102 102
M82 shot APCBC 185 182 170 155 142 130
M431 shell HEATFS 320 320 320 320 320 320
M71 shell HE 13 13 13 13 13 13
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
M332 shot APCR 1,249 5.70 N/A N/A N/A 66° 70° 72°
T142E3 HESH 792 10.60 0.4 0.1 3,050 73° 77° 80°
M82 shot APCBC 853 10.94 1.2 14.0 137.2 48° 63° 71°
M431 shell HEATFS 1,216 5.80 N/A 0.1 712.6 65° 72° 77°
M71 shell HE 823 10.55 0.1 0.5 925 79° 80° 81°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy time
(s)
Screen hold time
(s)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
M313 821 10.7 13 5 20 50

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
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Machine guns

12.7 mm M85
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 900 (200) 626 -15°/+60° ±180°
7.62 mm M73
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 5,950 (250) 500 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

The M48A1 plays as a general medium tank, acting as a jack-of-all-trades in all of the tank's traits with average armour, firepower, and mobility.

The M48A1 front hull glacis and turret are the strong points of the tank and have the best chance on the tank to bounce off rounds. However, its lower glacis and side armour remain a significant weak point for the tank, so take extra caution when exposing those weak points.

One of the best ways to use this tank when a player does not have access to its HEATFS round is to refrain from using it as a brawler. This is because most of the shells that this tank has in its arsenal, do not have the ample firepower to eliminate most of the targets it faces at its BR. However, since the tank is incredibly mobile, it can be used as an excellent flanker. It can out-manoeuvre most of its medium tank rivals and expose their side armours.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive M82 shot
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire T142E3
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism M431 shell NVD
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support M313 Rangefinder

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Decent frontal armour
  • M82 APCBC shells are less effective at its rank but will still do the job if used wisely
  • Good penetration for the HEAT rounds
  • Good mobility overall
  • .50 calibre machine gun is good for use against lightly-armoured vehicles and aircraft

Cons:

  • Armour can still be penetrated by the majority of the guns at this rank
  • Stock APCR round is painful to use
  • Slow turret traverse

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China medium tanks
  Type 59 · ZTZ59D1 · Type 69 · T-69 II G · CM11 · ZTZ96 · ZTZ96A
American  ␗M4A4 · M4A4 (1st PTG) · ␗M4A1 (75) W · ␗M48A1 · M60A3 TTS
Soviet  ␗T-34 (1943) · ␗Т-34-85 (S-53) · Т-34-85 Gai · T-34-85 No.215 · Т-62 №545
Japanese  ␗Chi-Ha · ␗Chi-Ha Kai