Magach 6A

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

The Magach 6A 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
Hull108 / 70 / 40
Turret230 / 49 / 57
Crew4 people
Visibility142 %

Armour type:

  • Cast homogeneous armour (hull, turret, roof)
  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull roof - engine compartment, hull rear - engine grille)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 108 mm (65°) Front glacis
137 mm (55°) Lower glacis - Top
117 mm (55°) Lower glacis - Bottom
50 mm Front
45 mm Top
70 mm (cylindrical) Turret base
36-70 mm (18-34°) Middle
36 mm (60°) Bottom
19 mm (66-82°) Belly - Front half
13 mm (66-82°) Belly - Rear half
36 mm Rear
25 mm (3°) Engine vents
40 mm (26°) Lower plate
28 mm (59°) Lower glacis
36 mm Hull sides
93 mm (25°) Front glacis
36 mm (5°) Front
20-25 mm Engine compartment
10 mm Radiator vents
Turret 202 mm (spherical) Turret front - Loader side
170 mm (spherical) Turret front - Gunner side
152 mm (25°) Gun mantlet
114 mm (cylindrical) Turret ring
40-90 mm (30-41°) Loader side
70-90 mm (18-33°) Gunner side
50 mm (25°) 48 mm (17°) Front
25 mm Centre & Rear
Cupola 25.4 mm (spherical)

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels, tracks, and torsion bars are 20 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 19 mm thick in the front, 13 in the rear.
  • Mudguards and storage boxes are 4 mm thick.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB54 / 9 km/h
RB and SB49 / 8 km/h
Number of gears6 forward
2 back
Weight48.0 t
Engine power
AB1 431 hp
RB and SB750 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB29.8 hp/t
RB and SB15.6 hp/t
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 48 1,162 1,431 24.21 29.81
Realistic 49 8 663 750 13.81 15.63

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB6 760 → 9 518 Sl icon.png
RB7 660 → 10 785 Sl icon.png
SB11 330 → 15 952 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications153 500 Rp icon.png
256 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 400 Ge icon.png
Crew training140 000 Sl icon.png
Experts500 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces890 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 170 / 150 % Sl icon.png
214 / 214 / 214 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
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Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
7 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Filters
Research:
8 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
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Parts
Research:
7 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
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FPE
Research:
4 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
8 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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NVD
Research:
8 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
7 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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105mm_usa_HESH_ammo_pack
Research:
7 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
8 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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105mm_us_M416_Smoke_ammo_pack
Research:
8 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
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105mm_usa_HEAT_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
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Rangefinder
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
410 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

Ammunition63 rounds
First-order37 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 63 -9°/+19° ±180° N/A 22.8 31.6 38.4 42.5 45.2 8.71 7.71 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
M728 APDS 260 258 250 240 231 222
M393A2 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
M456 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%
M728 APDS 1,426 4.65 N/A N/A N/A 75° 78° 80°
M393A2 HESH 732 14.85 0.1 4 4,310 73° 77° 80°
M456 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
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Machine guns

Ammunition900 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate577 shots/min
Ammunition900 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate626 shots/min
Vertical guidance-9° / 60°
Ammunition5 950 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate500 shots/min
Ammunition5 950 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate500 shots/min
12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Gun mantlet 900 (200) 577 N/A N/A
12.7 mm M85
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Commander hatch 900 (200) 626 -9°/+60° ±180°
7.62 mm M73
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 5,950 (250) 500 N/A N/A
7.62 mm M1919A4
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 5,950 (250) 500 -9°/+60° ±180°

Usage in battles

The Magach 6A is basically an M60A1 without the stabilizer, an advantage you lose against your enemies. Firing on the move will be difficult and your reaction time will be hindered, depending on the situation.

Similar to the Magach 6, play on the flanks, and/or away from the frontline. Without the stabilizer, it will be significantly harder to shoot on the move. With the new turret, you will be able to bounce more shells than usual, even APDS shots. However, don't rely on your armor heavily, especially if the enemies knows where your weak spots are located. Always expect to be penetrated by an enemy, unless you know you can shrug off a shot or two from them. With the 105 mm M68 cannon comes a new stock shell, the M728 APDS. It's slightly worse on flat penetration than the M392A2 but offers more penetration at an angle, and of course there is the HEATFS round to help overall, while having its own disadvantages.

In closed quarters combat and urban environments, stick to nearby teammates if you are going to the frontline or an objective. Lacking a stabilizer will hinder your reaction time. Noticeable enemies to note are vehicles such as the T-55A/AM-1, all British MBTs such as the Centurion Mk 10, and Leopard A1A1. Try to go around where a battle is taking place to catch the enemy off guard. Your armor will be slightly better than the Magach 6, but don't heavily rely on it, especially in closed quarters combat where shells will be more effective than at range.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Access to 2 x .50 cal HMGs, perfect for shredding air targets and lightly-armoured targets
    • The M2HB will always be a backup if your commander is knocked out
  • Very strong turret protection
  • The commander can take control of the gun if the gunner is knocked out
  • Great mobility and handling characteristics
  • Great gun performance with APDS and HEATFS shells

Cons:

  • Lacks a stabilizer
  • Big profile
  • Commander cupola is a big weak spot for vehicles equipped with APHE shells
  • Turret ring is a weak spot.
  • Vulnerable to HEATFS and ATGM launchers
  • Huge turret ammo rack when fully loaded.

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Media

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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