M48A2 G A2

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M48A2 G A2
germ_mkpz_m48a2ga2.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.3/8.3/8.3BR
4 peopleCrew
115 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
110 / 76 / 35Hull
178 / 76 / 51Turret
Mobility
47.8 tWeight
1 574 hp825 hpEngine power
33 hp/t17 hp/tSurface density
56 km/h forward
13 km/h back
50 km/h forward
12 km/h back
Speed
Armament
105 mm L7A3 cannonMain weapon
46 roundsAmmunition
20 roundsFirst-order
6.7 / 8.7 sReload
-9° / 19°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm MG3A1 machine gunCoaxial weapon
2 750 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
1 000 roundsBelt capacity
1 200 shots/minFire rate
7.62 mm MG3A1 machine gunMachinegun
2 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
1 000 roundsBelt capacity
1 200 shots/minFire rate
Economy
220 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
580 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png9 000 / 13 562/3 700 / 5 575/3 200 / 4 822Repair
170 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
580 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
220 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
190 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the German medium tank M48A2 G A2. For the version in the American tree, see M48A1.

Description

GarageImage M48A2 G A2.jpg


The M48A2 G A2 is a Rank VI German medium tank with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.81 "The Valkyries".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Armaments

Main armament

Main article: L7A3 (105 mm)

The M48G2 G A2 wields the widely used 105 mm L7A3 cannon, which provides fast, accurate fire.

105 mm L7A3
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 22.85 38.2 38.4 42.5 45.18
Realistic 14.28 20.2 20.4 22.6 24.0
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
8.7 7.7 7.1 6.7
Ammunition

This tank has access to a stock APDS shell (DM13), HEAT-FS shell (DM12) as a tier 2 modification, HESH shell (DM502) as a tier 1 modification and a APFSDS shell as a Tier 4 modification (DM23).

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
DM13 APDS 303 302 296 277 257 252
DM502 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
DM12 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
DM23 APFSDS 337 335 330 322 314 306
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
DM13 APDS 1,478 4 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 75° 78° 80°
DM502 HESH 732 14.85 0.4 0.1 2,990 +0° 73° 77° 80°
DM12 HEATFS 1,173 10.5 0.0 0.1 1,270 +0° 65° 72° 75°
DM23 APFSDS 1,455 3.79 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the M48A2 G A2.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
46 42 (+4) 34 (+12) 20 (+26) 15 (+31) (+45) No

Recommendation:

Less Ammo - Hull Empty: 20 (+26)

More Ammo - 1st Rack Empty: 42 (+4)

Machine guns

Main article: MG 3A1 (7.62 mm)

The M48A2 G A2 has two 7.62 mm MG3A1 machine guns with a total of 4,750 rounds of ammunition.

One gun is coaxial and one is located at the commander's hatch with which you can defend yourself against enemy planes.

Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive DM502
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire DM12
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism smoke grenade NVD
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support DM23 Rangefinder

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Fairly good upper glacis armor
  • Highly effective 105 mm gun is a noticeable upgrade from the 90 mm gun on the M48A1
  • Good mobility
  • Has effective armor against air attacks

Cons:

  • Frontal turret armor is not very effective; don't rely on it to protect you
  • Commander's cupola is still a large target
  • Can't deal with enemy aircraft as effectively due to the deletion of the .50 cal
  • It doesn't have a stabilizer
  • Ineffective armor in uptiers

History

In 1958, West Germany received the M48A2 Patton III tank. Originally this tank included the 90mm M41 cannon and a 750 HP engine. Later on the tank would receive an upgraded engine (from 750 HP to 825HP) along with other changes and was designated the M48A2C in German service. This tank served from the early 1960's to the late 1970's. West Germany realized that the 90mm gun wasn't sufficient enough to deal with most of the top of the line Soviet MBTs, so in 1978 the tank received the German licensed built, 105mm L7A3 gun found on the Leopard 1. Other changes included minor fire control system changes, a new commander's hatch, passive night sights, and later on a laser range finder. This version was designated the M48A2 GA2 and remained in service till the 1990's.

Media

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See also

  • M48A1 - Basic M48 version that the M48A2 G A2 was upgraded from.
  • Magach 3 (USA) - A similarly upgraded M48 tank from a pack in the USA tech tree.

External links

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  • encyclopedia page on 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.Bfw.IV
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 2K · Leopard 2A4 · Leopard 2A5