Magach 6

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This page is about the Israeli medium tank Magach 6. For other versions, see Magach (Family).
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Magach 6
AB RB SB
7.7 7.7 7.7
Class:
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Description

The Magach 6 is a rank V Israeli medium tank with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Wind of Change".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull93 / 70 / 40
Turret178 / 76 / 51
Crew4 people
Visibility122 %

Armour type:

  • Cast homogeneous armour
  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Engine roof, engine vents)
Armour Front (Slope Angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 93 mm (65°) Upper glacis
137 mm (55°) Lower glacis
36-70 mm (27-34°) 25 mm Upper plate
40 mm (26°) Lower plate
28 mm (59°) Lower glacis
93 mm (25°) Front glacis
36 mm (5°) Driving compartment
10-25 mm (10°) Engine compartment
Turret 127 mm (spherical) Turret front
152 mm (21°) Gun mantlet
50.8-100 mm (conical) 46 mm (29°) 24 mm (0-16°)
Cupola 25.4 mm (spherical)

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels, tracks, and torsion bars are 20 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 19 mm thick for the front half, 13 mm for the rear half.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB54 / 9 km/h
RB and SB49 / 8 km/h
Number of gears6 forward
2 back
Weight46.2 t
Engine power
AB1 431 hp
RB and SB750 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB31.0 hp/t
RB and SB16.2 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 Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 54 9 46.2 1,162 1,431 25.15 30.97
Realistic 49 8 663 750 14.35 16.23

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB5 650 → 7 955 Sl icon.png
RB6 480 → 9 123 Sl icon.png
SB10 800 → 15 206 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications129 800 Rp icon.png
215 500 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 300 Ge icon.png
Crew training120 000 Sl icon.png
Experts420 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces830 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 180 / 150 % Sl icon.png
208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
6 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 700 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
6 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 700 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
6 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
8 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
8 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Parts
Research:
5 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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FPE
Research:
4 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 700 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
6 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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NVD
Research:
6 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
6 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 700 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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105mm_usa_HESH_ammo_pack
Research:
6 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 700 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
6 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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105mm_us_M416_Smoke_ammo_pack
Research:
6 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
8 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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105mm_usa_HEAT_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
8 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder
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)

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.

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 __._ __._ __._ __._ __._ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
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
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 732 14.85 0.1 4 4,310 73° 77° 80°
M152 HEATFS 1,173 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 730 11.4 20 5 25 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
57 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Machine guns

Ammunition5 950 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate500 shots/min
Ammunition3 500 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min
7.62 mm M73
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 5,950 (250) 500 N/A N/A
7.62 mm FN MAG 60-40
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Commander's hatch 1,750 (200) 600 -10°/+50° ±120°
Loader's hatch 1,750 (200) 600 -10°/+50° ±120°

Usage in battles

When playing the Magach 6, try not to be at the frontlines of the battle too often and instead, stay a bit farther back, supporting your teammates that are on the frontline or provide flanking cover, where the enemy will least expect you to be. Make sure to move from cover to cover if possible, and hide behind hills to reduce the likelihood of being shot at. The Magach 6 is quite a tall tank and can be easily spotted moving across terrain. Equipped with the 105 mm M68 cannon, the Magach 6 can damage any tank. Usually your main shell will be APDS, as it offers the best overall performance, though HEATFS does offer more penetration but has its own set of disadvantages.

If on a map with close quarters battles/urban environments, try to stay away from confined spaces, and stay on the flanks to find a position where ambushing enemies are possible. Be aware that most light tanks and certain medium tanks/MBTs can get to a position before you as they have better mobility than you. If you prefer being near the epicentre of the battle, hang back a bit and support your teammates from the rear, and guard their flanks if needed. Your armour at very close range is usually negated, and while you can shrug off a few AP rounds, medium and heavy tanks can still aim at your weak spots and put you out of combat. Try to have an ally nearby if aiming for an objective to reduce the chances of you being surprised/flanked. Be aware of lightly-armoured vehicles such as BMPs or the R3 T106, as the Magach 6 does not have a .50 cal HMG to gun them down, and will require you to time your shots correctly. HEATFS or HESH would be the best to knock out these light tanks, especially with HESH being able to overpressure light tanks.

With the Magach 6 lacking a HMG, it will be hard to shoot down air targets with only 3 x 7.62 mm machine guns.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great protection from the front hull against most solid AP rounds.
  • Good mobility
  • Great handling and turning manoeuvres
  • Good gun handling
  • Great gun at its tier

Cons:

  • No .50 cal HMG to kill lightly-armoured vehicles or low-flying aircraft
  • Turret mantlet isn't heavily armoured and can be penetrated easily
  • Turret ring is a noticeable weak spot
  • Vulnerable to HEATFS and APDS shells
  • Cupola is a weak spot and APHE can knock out your turret crew

History

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Media

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See also

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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 · Magach 6 · Magach 6A · Magach 6B · 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.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 6 · Magach 6A · Magach 6B · 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.4B · Merkava Mk.4M