M48 Super

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RANK 6 SWEDEN
CV 90105 TML PACK
Kampfpanzer M48 Super
germ_mkpz_super_m48.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.3/9.3/9.3BR
4 peopleCrew
115 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
110 / 76 / 35Hull
178 / 76 / 51Turret
Mobility
53 tWeight
1908 hp1000 hpEngine power
36 hp/t18.9 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
63 km/h forward
27 km/h back
57 km/h forward
24 km/h back
Speed
Armament
105 mm L7A3 cannonMain weapon
46 roundsAmmunition
20 roundsFirst-order
6.7 / 8.7 sReload
-9° / 19°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
7.62 mm MG3A1 machine gunMachinegun
2000 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
1000 roundsBelt capacity
1200 shots/minFire rate
7.62 mm MG3A1 machine gunCoaxial weapon
2750 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
1000 roundsBelt capacity
1200 shots/minFire rate
Economy
250000 Rp icon.pngResearch
690000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3000 / 4464/5730 / 8526/3540 / 5267Repair
200000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
690000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2100 Ge icon.pngAces
226 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
120 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage M48 Super.jpg


The Kampfpanzer M48 Super is a rank VI German medium tank with a battle rating of 9.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Starfighters".

General info

Survivability and armour

Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 200 mm 76 mm Top
38 mm Bottom
35 mm 57 - 12.7 mm
Turret 400 - 210 mm Turret front
200 mm Gun mantlet
120 - 100 mm 75 - 50 mm 69 - 25 mm
Cupola 70 mm 70 mm 70 mm 70 mm

Notes:

Mobility

Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forwards and backwards.

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 63 27 53 1,550 1908 29.25 36
Realistic 57 24 884 1000 16.68 18.87

Armaments

Main armament

Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibility of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: {{main|Name of the weapon}}. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.

Main article: L7A3 (105 mm)
105 mm L7A3 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 46 -9°/+19° ±180° Two-plane __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

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
DM12 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
DM502 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
DM23 APFSDS 337 335 330 322 314 306
DM33 APFSDS 408 405 398 389 379 370
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%
DM12 HEATFS 1,173 10.5 0.0 0.1 1,270 65° 72° 77°
DM502 HESH 732 14.85 0.4 0.1 4,310 73° 77° 80°
DM23 APFSDS 1,455 3.79 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°
DM33 APFSDS 1,455 3.79 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
46 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Machine guns

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

Main article: MG3A1 (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm MG3A1
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 2750 (1,000) 1,200 __° __°
Coaxail 2000 (1,000) 1,200 N/A° N/A°

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive DM502 DM23
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism Smoke Grenade NVD
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support DM33 Laser Rangefinder

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Improved in all aspects compared to M48A2-G-A2
  • Unlike the M48A2-G-A2 its gun has a two-plane stabilizer so it can fire on the move
  • Much better turret protection than the previous M48A2-G-A2 model
  • Has a new better transmission and engine so it can go around as fast as a leopard tank
  • Has access to thermal vision device for both gunner and commanders optics
  • Has access to better DM33 shell

Cons:

  • All the add on armor on the turret is ineffective against APFSDS shells and powerful HEAT shells
  • It has a high chance of getting ammo detonation due to ammo layout inside the tank
  • Penetrating shots will always take out the gun breech and at least two crews
  • It has a large profile compared to other tanks of the same rank
  • Has a large engine bulge at the back so it cant fire from its back at all

History

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Media

Skins
Videos

See also

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  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the tank;
  • other literature.


Germany medium tanks
  Nb.Fz.
Pz.III  Pz.III B · Pz.III E · Pz.III F · Pz.III J · Pz.III J1 · Pz.III L · Pz.III M · Pz.III N
Pz.IV  Pz.IV C · Pz.IV E · Pz.IV F1 · Pz.IV F2 · Pz.IV G · Pz.IV H · Pz.IV J · Pz.Bef.Wg.IV J
Pz.V  Panther A · Panther D · Panther F · Panther G · Ersatz M10 · Panther II
Trophies  ▀M4 748 (a) · ▀T 34 747 (r)
Post-war  KPz-70 · mKPz M47 G · M48A2 C · M48A2 G A2 · M48 Super
Leopard  Leopard I · Leopard A1A1 · Leopard A1A1 (L/44) · C2A1 · Leopard 2K · Leopard 2A4 · Leopard 2A5