Magach 3 (ERA)

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This page is about the premium Israeli medium tank Magach 3 (ERA). For other versions, see Magach (Family).
Magach 3 (ERA)
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Magach 3 (ERA)
AB RB SB
7.7 7.7 7.7
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Description

The Magach 3 (ERA) is a premium rank V Israeli medium tank with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Danger Zone".

First introduced in the United States tech tree, the Magach 3 was moved to the Israeli ground tech tree. It is an improved M48 Patton tank with a 105 mm M68 cannon and an M60 engine installed.

General info

Survivability and armour

ERA
Effective action against the cumulative ammunition
Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull110 / 76 / 30
Turret130 / 76 / 51
Crew4 people
Visibility115 %

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Armour type:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB54 / 9 km/h
RB and SB49 / 8 km/h
Number of gears6 forward
2 back
Weight49.9 t
Engine power
AB1 431 hp
RB and SB750 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB28.7 hp/t
RB and SB15.0 hp/t

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 AoA Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 54 9 49 0.876 1,162 1,431 23.7 28.68
Realistic 49 8 663 750 13.52 15.03

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 810 Sl icon.png
RB2 810 Sl icon.png
SB4 530 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts680 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 660 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 150 / 150 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Mods tank reinforcement il.png
Crew Replenishment
Mods night vision device.png
NVD
Mods tank additional armor.png
Magach-3 "Blazer"
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Mods tank rangefinder.png
Rangefinder
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Mods tank ammo.png
105mm_usa_HESH_ammo_pack
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Mods tank ammo.png
105mm_us_M416_Smoke_ammo_pack
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Mods tank ammo.png
105mm_usa_HEAT_FS_ammo_pack

Armaments

Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.

Main armament

Ammunition57 rounds
First-order22 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
8.7 → 6.7 s
Vertical guidance-9° / 19°
Main article: M68 (105 mm)
105 mm M68 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 57 -9°/+19° ±180° N/A 22.8 31.6 38.4 42.5 45.2 8.71 7.70 7.10 6.70
Realistic 14.3 16.8 20.4 22.6 24.0

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
M392A2 APDS 303 302 296 277 257 252
M156 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
M152 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
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%
M392A2 APDS 1,478 4 N/A N/A N/A 75° 78° 80°
M156 HESH 731 11.4 0.1 4 3,170 73° 77° 80°
M152 HEATFS 1,174 10.5 0.05 0.1 1,270 65° 72° 77°
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)
M416 732 11.6 20 5 25 50

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Magach 3 (ERA)
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
57 49 (+8) 34 (+23) 23 (+34) 17 (+40) (+56) No

Machine guns

Ammunition1 250 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate500 shots/min
Ammunition6 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate500 shots/min

Both machine guns are rifle caliber and are not much help against ground targets, even light ones. They are however somewhat useful in the role of lightly damaging enemy helicopters and aircraft.

7.62 mm M73
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 6,000 (250) 500 N/A N/A
7.62 mm M1919A4
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,250 (250) 500 -15°/+60° ±180°

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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Pros:

Cons:

History

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Media

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See also

External links

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Israeli Ordnance Corps (חיל החימוש)
Medium Tanks  M-51 · M-51 (W)
MBTs 
Magach  Magach 1 · Magach 2 · Magach 3 · Magach 3 (ERA) · ▃Magach 3 (ERA) · Magach 5
  Magach 6 · Magach 6A · Magach 6B · Magach 6C · Magach 6R · Magach 6M · Gal Batash
Sho't  Sho't · Sho't Kal Alef · Sho't Kal Gimel · Sho't Kal Dalet · ▄Sho't Kal Dalet
Tiran  Tiran 4 · Tiran 4S
Merkava  ▃Merkava Mk.1 · Merkava Mk.1B · Merkava Mk.2B · ▃Merkava Mk.2B · Merkava Mk.2D
  Merkava Mk.3B · Merkava Mk.3C · ▃Merkava Mk.3D · Merkava Mk.4B · Merkava Mk.4M
Tank destroyers  Zachlam Tager
See Also  Chrysler Defense · Department of Tank Design · Morozov Design Bureau

Israel medium tanks
M-51  M-51 · M-51 (W)
Magach  Magach 1 · Magach 2 · Magach 3 · Magach 3 (ERA) · Magach 5 · Magach 6
  Magach 6A · Magach 6B · Magach 6C · Magach 6M · Magach 6R · Gal Batash
Tiran  Tiran 4 · Tiran 4S
Sho't  Sho't · Sho't Kal Alef · Sho't Kal Gimel · Sho't Kal Dalet
Merkava  Merkava Mk.1B · Merkava Mk.2B · Merkava Mk.2D · Merkava Mk.3B · Merkava Mk.3C · Merkava Mk.4B · Merkava Mk.4M

Israel premium ground vehicles
M-51 (W) · Magach 3 (ERA) · Sho't Kal Dalet · Merkava Mk.2D