M48A2 C

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M48A2 C
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.3/7.0/7.3BR
4 peopleCrew
115 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
110 / 76 / 35Hull
173 / 76 / 51Turret
Mobility
47.8 tWeight
1 574 hp825 hpEngine power
33 hp/t17 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
56 km/h forward
13 km/h back
50 km/h forward
12 km/h back
Speed
Armament
90 mm M41 cannonMain weapon
46 roundsAmmunition
15 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
-10° / 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.png7 200 / 10 850/3 350 / 5 048/3 000 / 4 520Repair
130 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
440 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 400 Ge icon.pngAces
208 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
180 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the German medium tank M48A2 C. For the version in the American tree, see M48A1.

Description

GarageImage M48A2 C.jpg


The M48A2 C is a rank V German medium tank with a battle rating of 7.3 (AB/SB) and 7.0 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Survivability and armour

The armour of the M48A2 C is identical to the US M48A1. The ammo rack in the turret is removed and the shape of the front hull ammo racks are improved.

Mobility

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

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on armour
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
47.8 N/A  ?? (AB)
 ?? (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 1279  ???
Realistic/Simulator 730 825
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade  ??.??  ??.??
Realistic/Simulator  ??.?? 17.26

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: M41 (90 mm)
90 mm M41
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
46 -9°/+19° ±180° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior +
Full crew
Prior +
Expert qualif.
Prior +
Ace qualif.
Arcade  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??
Realistic  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.?? 24.00
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior +
Full crew
Prior +
Expert qualif.
Prior +
Ace qualif.
 ??.??  ??.??  ??.?? 7.5

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 90° (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
DM502 HESH 102 102 102 102 102 102
M332 shot APCR 320 316 292 265 240 218
M431 shell HEATFS 320 320 320 320 320 320
M71 shell HE 13 13 13 13 13 13
M82 shot APCBC 185 182 170 155 142 130
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Normalisation at 30°
from horizontal
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
DM502 HESH 853 10.6 0.4 0.1 3052.8 +0.0° 73°  ??° 80°
M332 shot APCR 1,249 5.7 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 66° 70° 72°
M431 shell HEATFS 1,216 5.8 N/A 0.1 712.6 +0.0° 65° 72° 75°
M71 shell HE 823 10.55 0.1 0.5 925 +0.0° 79° 80° 81°
M82 shot APCBC 853 10.94 1.2 14.0 137.2 +4.0° 48°  ??° 71°
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
46  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ??

Optics

M48A2 C Optics
Default magnification Maximum magnification
Main Gun optics X6.7 X8.0
Comparable optics  ???

Machine guns

12.7 mm M85
Commander cupola mount
Capacity
(Belt capacity)
Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
900 (200) 625 -10°/+60° ±180°
7.62 mm M73
Coaxial mount
Capacity
(Belt capacity)
Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
5,950 (250) 500 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive Smoke grenade M82 shot
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire DM502
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism M431 shell NVD
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support M313 Rangefinder

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Decent frontal hull armour
  • Good firepower
  • Good mobility
  • Has a commander's .50 caliber machine gun
  • Devastating APHE round

Cons:

  • Hefty APCR stock grind
  • Turret armor isn't reliable
  • Commander's cupola weak spot
  • Ineffective armor in an uptier
  • No stabilizer

History

In the mid 1950's West Germany received several version of the M48 Patton III tank from the US. IN 1958, one of these versions was the M48A2 Patton III. This version included a 750 HP engine and a 90mm M41 cannon, aswell an M85 .50 caliber machine gun mounted in the commander's cupola, and a coaxially mounted 7.62mm machine gun. In the same year, these tanks would receive an upgraded 825 HP engine, aswell as other minor changes and would be designated as the M48A2 C in German service. This version saw service until the 1970's were it was replaced by the M48A2 GA2.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

  • M48A1 - Basic M48 version that the M48A2 C was upgraded from.
  • Magach 3 (USA) - An upgraded M48 tank from a pack in the USA tech tree.
  • M48A2 GA2 (Germany) - An upgraded version of the M48A2 C

External links


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
Leopard  Leopard I · Leopard A1A1 · Leopard A1A1 (L/44) · Leopard 2K · Leopard 2A4 · Leopard 2A5