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* Very fast turret rotation, even faster than some rank VII MBTs
 
* Very fast turret rotation, even faster than some rank VII MBTs
 
* It has a very potent gun with access to a variety of shells to use in any situation
 
* It has a very potent gun with access to a variety of shells to use in any situation
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* Gun depression of -10° is usually sufficient
 
* Very good speed and turning ability
 
* Very good speed and turning ability
 
* It has 12.7 mm mounted machine gun which is very an effective AA gun
 
* It has 12.7 mm mounted machine gun which is very an effective AA gun
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* The hull machine gun port and the armour plates around it are deadly weak spots
 
* The hull machine gun port and the armour plates around it are deadly weak spots
* Only -5° gun depression unlike most other American tanks
 
 
* It has very good armour, but tanks with more modern shells can penetrate it easily (though this problem is not specific to the M47)
 
* It has very good armour, but tanks with more modern shells can penetrate it easily (though this problem is not specific to the M47)
  
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===German usage===
 
===German usage===
The rebuilding Bundeswehr of West Germany became one of the largest receivers of American M47 tanks, receiving up to 1,120 M47 tanks in the 1950s alongside [[M48A2_C|M48s]].<ref name="ZalogaM47&48 pg(1)">Zaloga 1999, p.13</ref> However, it was widely recognized in both America and Germany that the M47s quality was of an interim design, and so its replacement by more modern designs was sought out.<ref name="JerchelLeopardI Loc(1)">Jerchel 1995, Loc 17 of 813</ref> This was done by phasing them out with the deliveries of more M48 tanks,<ref name="ZalogaM47&48 pg(1)"/> as well as the production of the new [[Leopard I]] tanks in 1965.<ref name="JerchelLeopardI Loc(2)">Jerchel 1995, Loc 105 of 813</ref>
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The rebuilding Bundeswehr of West Germany became one of the largest receivers of American M47 tanks, receiving up to 1,120 M47 tanks in the 1950s alongside [[M48A2_C|M48s]].<ref name="ZalogaM47&48 pg(1)">Zaloga 1999, p.13</ref> However, it was widely recognized in both America and Germany that the M47s quality was of an interim design, and so its replacement by more modern designs was sought out.<ref name="JerchelLeopardI Loc(1)">Jerchel 1995, Loc 17 of 813</ref> This was done by phasing them out with the deliveries of more M48 tanks,<ref name="ZalogaM47&48 pg(1)" /> as well as the production of the new [[Leopard I]] tanks in 1965.<ref name="JerchelLeopardI Loc(2)">Jerchel 1995, Loc 105 of 813</ref>
  
 
The phased out German M47 tanks was most notably given out to Turkey, making up a portion of the total 1,347 M47 tanks it received from both Germany and America. These M47s in Turkish service would be involved in the 1974 invasion of Cyprus in ''Operation Attila''.<ref name="ZalogaM47&48 pg(2)">Zaloga 1999, p.38</ref>
 
The phased out German M47 tanks was most notably given out to Turkey, making up a portion of the total 1,347 M47 tanks it received from both Germany and America. These M47s in Turkish service would be involved in the 1974 invasion of Cyprus in ''Operation Attila''.<ref name="ZalogaM47&48 pg(2)">Zaloga 1999, p.38</ref>
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* [https://live.warthunder.com/feed/camouflages/?q=%23mkpzm47 Skins and camouflages for the {{PAGENAME}} from live.warthunder.com.]
 
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;Vehicles equipped with the same chassis
 
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* [[M47]]
 
* [[M47]]
 
* [[M47 (105/55)]]
 
* [[M47 (105/55)]]
  
 
;Other vehicles of similar configuration and role
 
;Other vehicles of similar configuration and role
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* [[M46]]
 
* [[M46]]
 
* [[M46 "Tiger"]]
 
* [[M46 "Tiger"]]
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* ''encyclopedia page on the tank;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the tank;''
 
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* ''other literature.''-->
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;References:
 
;References:
 
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<references />
  
 
;Bibliography:
 
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* Jerchel, Michael. ''Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965-95''. Osprey Publishing Ltd., 1995
 
* Jerchel, Michael. ''Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965-95''. Osprey Publishing Ltd., 1995
 
* Zaloga, Steven J. ''The M47 and M48 Patton Tanks''. Osprey Publishing Ltd., 1999
 
* Zaloga, Steven J. ''The M47 and M48 Patton Tanks''. Osprey Publishing Ltd., 1999

Revision as of 08:55, 9 June 2021

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This page is about the German medium tank MKPz M47 G. For other versions, see M47 (Family).
mKPz M47 G
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GarageImage MKPz M47 G.jpg
mKPz M47 G
AB RB SB
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Description

The mKPz M47 G is a premium rank V German medium tank with a battle rating of 7.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A." as a purchasable pack, but was discontinued after the 2019 Summer sales. It was later reintroduced as an in-game premium purchasable for 8,200 Ge icon.png.

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull101 / 85 / 60
Turret121 / 63 / 76
Crew5 people
Visibility120 %

Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB54 / 22 km/h
RB and SB49 / 20 km/h
Number of gears4 forward
2 back
Weight44.1 t
Engine power
AB1 545 hp
RB and SB810 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB35.0 hp/t
RB and SB18.4 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 22 44.1 1,255 1545 28.46 35.03
Realistic 49 20 716 810 16.24 18.37

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 800 Sl icon.png
RB2 800 Sl icon.png
SB3 700 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts480 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 440 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 150 / 160 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 196 / 196 / 196 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Mods tank reinforcement ger.png
Crew Replenishment
Mods tank ammo.png
90mm_us_M82_APCBC_ammo_pack
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Mods night vision device.png
NVD
Mods tank ammo.png
90mm_us_M304_APCR_ammo_pack
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Mods tank ammo.png
90mm_us_M332_APCR_ammo_pack
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Mods tank rangefinder.png
Rangefinder
Mods tank ammo.png
90mm_us_T108_HEAT_ammo_pack
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Mods tank ammo.png
90mm_us_M313_Smoke_ammo_pack

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

Ammunition71 rounds
First-order11 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
9.8 → 7.5 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 19°
Main article: M36 (90 mm)
90 mm M36 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 71 -5°/+19° ±180° N/A 34.3 47.4 57.6 63.7 67.8 9.75 8.63 7.95 7.50
Realistic 21.4 25.2 30.6 33.8 36.0

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
M318A1 shot APBC 193 190 177 162 148 136
M82 shot APCBC 185 182 170 155 142 130
M304 shot APCR 287 281 259 234 211 191
M332 shot APCR 321 316 292 265 240 218
M431 shell HEATFS 320 320 320 320 320 320
M71A1 shell HE 13 13 13 13 13 13
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%
M318A1 shot APBC 912 10.98 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°
M82 shot APCBC 853 10.94 1.2 14 137.2 48° 63° 71°
M304 shot APCR 1,021 7.62 N/A N/A N/A 66° 70° 72°
M332 shot APCR 1,249 5.7 N/A N/A N/A 66° 70° 72°
M431 shell HEATFS 1,216 5.8 0.05 0.1 712.64 65° 72° 77°
M71A1 shell HE 732 10.55 0 0.1 925 79° 80° 81°
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

Ammo racks of the MKPz M47 G
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
71 42 (+29) 12 (+59) 10 (+61) (+64) (+70) No

Notes:

  • As they are modeled by sets of 2, shells disappear from the rack only after you fire both shells in the set.
  • Racks 3, 4 and 5 are first stage ammo racks. They total 11 shells and get filled first when loading up the tank.
  • These racks are also emptied early: the rack depletion order at full capacity is: 3 - 4 - 5 - 1 - 2.
  • When refilling from racks 1 and 2, the refill order of ready racks is 5 - 4 - 3.

Machine guns

Ammunition1 000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate577 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 30°
Ammunition2 200 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate577 shots/min
Main article: M2HB (12.7 mm)
12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity
(Belt capacity)
Rate of fire
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Coaxial 2,200 (200) 576 N/A N/A
Pintle 1,000 (200) 576 -10°/+30° ±180°

Usage in battles

The MKPz M47 G tank is great for rushing the capture points in Realistic battles. Once there, fall back a little and find a good place for surveying the battlefield while looking for targets to snipe using your great HEAT rounds.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very good turret - most of shots will either bounce or non-pen it
  • The hull can't be penetrated by most of the tanks it faces; only a few tanks with high calibre cannons can penetrate it
  • Very fast turret rotation, even faster than some rank VII MBTs
  • It has a very potent gun with access to a variety of shells to use in any situation
  • Gun depression of -10° is usually sufficient
  • Very good speed and turning ability
  • It has 12.7 mm mounted machine gun which is very an effective AA gun
  • Very good acceleration

Cons:

  • The hull machine gun port and the armour plates around it are deadly weak spots
  • It has very good armour, but tanks with more modern shells can penetrate it easily (though this problem is not specific to the M47)

History

Development

The M47 Patton came about only a few years after its predecessor, the M46 Patton. The basis of this design was the M26 Pershing, which was deemed insufficiently mobile for its role as a medium tank. The M46 was mainly the M26 Pershing with a new engine, transmission, and a redesigned 90 mm gun. While a good solution for the lacking M26 Pershing design, it was only considered a stopgap solution while the experimental T42 medium tank was being developed. However, the Korean War put a stop in that development due to an urgent need of tanks, so the T42 project, which would produce a completely new tank design, was put on hold.

An interim decision was made to mount the turret from the T42 onto the hull of the M46 Patton, this modified tank was designated the M47 Patton and entered production in 1951. A common nickname for the tank was the Patton II, due to the same name as the M46 Patton, this was changed to Patton 47 a few weeks later. The M47 Patton featured most of the armament seen from the M26 Pershing and M46 Patton, with a 90 mm gun and a coaxial and hull-mounted .30 cal machine gun, and a .50 cal machine gun on top of the turret. The M47 Patton has the distinction of being the last American tank with the hull-mounted machine gun on the bow. The new turret required the hull to be redesigned with a larger turret ring and had a "needle-nose" design with the turret mantlet heavily sloped towards the cannon, the design's heavy sloping nature also helped improve protection. The turret also had a large protrusion at the back to act as storage. An M12 stereoscopic range finder was also mounted on a turret, which was difficult to use, but would appear in every American tank design from here on until the M1 Abrams design.

Though technically a medium tank by the army standards, a new standardization in US Army tank designation on November 9, 1950, had the entire system changed from the weight of the tank to the calibre of the vehicle's gun. Therefore in the 1950s, the "Medium Tank M47 Patton" name was changed to 90 mm Gun Tank M47 Patton. This designation would go on for future American tank designs. The M47 Patton began production in June 1951 before its standardization at the Detroit Tank Arsenal. Delays in the production schedule caused a long period of testing to occur until it was standardized in May 1952. Production ran until November 1953 with a total production number of more than 9,000 M47 Pattons between Detroit and Alco.

German usage

The rebuilding Bundeswehr of West Germany became one of the largest receivers of American M47 tanks, receiving up to 1,120 M47 tanks in the 1950s alongside M48s.[1] However, it was widely recognized in both America and Germany that the M47s quality was of an interim design, and so its replacement by more modern designs was sought out.[2] This was done by phasing them out with the deliveries of more M48 tanks,[1] as well as the production of the new Leopard I tanks in 1965.[3]

The phased out German M47 tanks was most notably given out to Turkey, making up a portion of the total 1,347 M47 tanks it received from both Germany and America. These M47s in Turkish service would be involved in the 1974 invasion of Cyprus in Operation Attila.[4]

Media

Skins
Videos

See also

Vehicles equipped with the same chassis
Other vehicles of similar configuration and role

External links

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Zaloga 1999, p.13
  2. Jerchel 1995, Loc 17 of 813
  3. Jerchel 1995, Loc 105 of 813
  4. Zaloga 1999, p.38
Bibliography
  • Jerchel, Michael. Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965-95. Osprey Publishing Ltd., 1995
  • Zaloga, Steven J. The M47 and M48 Patton Tanks. Osprey Publishing Ltd., 1999


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