M48A2 G A2

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M48A2 G A2
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M48A2 G A2
AB RB SB
8.3 8.3 8.3
Class:
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Description

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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 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic 14.28 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
8.71 7.7 __.__ 6.70
Ammunition

This tank has access to a APDS shell (DM13), HEAT-FS shell (DM12), and a HESH shell (DM502).

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
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 730 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°
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)

Additional armament

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Machine guns

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft, but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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Pros:

  • Fairly good upper glacis armor.
  • Highly effective 105 mm gun is a noticeable upgrade from the 90 mm gun on the M48A1.

Cons:

  • Frontal turret armor is not very effective; don't rely on it to protect you.

History

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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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