Magach 3 (ERA)

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This page is about the premium Israeli medium tank Magach 3 (ERA). For other versions, see Magach (Family).
Magach 3 (ERA)
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Magach 3 (ERA)
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During its service with Israel, the M48 Patton was heavily modified and upgraded to the point that it was much superior to the base version. The Magach 3 was the first big upgrade plan for the M48, including the introduction of the American M68 105 mm gun, with access to APFSDS. This upgrade was deemed necessary after mediocre results during the Six-Day War and the Yom Kippur War. Eventually, the Magach 3 received Blazer ERA to deal with RPGs and ATGMs that were starting to be fielded in large numbers by Egyptian and Syrian forces. The tank was meant to be a match to the Soviet-made T-54/55 and T-62. The tank also received improvements to the mobility, with the engine of the M60, a new transmission, and a low-profile commander's cupola.

Introduced in Update "Danger Zone", the Magach 3 is an improved M48 Patton tank with a 105 mm M68 cannon and the M60's engine installed. It has very similar mobility to the Magach 1 and 2, but it features a much more powerful cannon. Its primary ammunition would be either the HEAT or APDS shell. It has enough firepower to deal with pretty much any enemy, it has also access to ERA at a very low BR, which makes it very resistant against HEAT warheads, like rockets, HEAT shells or ATGMs that are very common. This also gives it more protection against autocannon shots, specially from 20 or 25 mm autocannons without APDS belts.

General info

Survivability and armour

Effective action against the cumulative ammunition
Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull110 / 76 / 30
Turret130 / 76 / 51
Crew4 people
Visibility115 %

Armour type:

  • Cast homogeneous armour (Front hull, Turret)
  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Side, Rear, Roof)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 85-200 mm (59-74°) Front glacis
63-200 mm (13-60°) Lower glacis
76 mm (0-44°) Front
51 mm (0-44°) Rear
30 mm (0-3°) Top
25 mm (26-59°) Bottom
57 mm Front
20 mm Rear
Turret 105-128 mm (6-71°) Turret front
152 mm (3-28°) Gun mantlet
66-97 mm (2-46°) 45-50 mm (4-55°)
25.4 mm (70-71°) Turret underside
24-65 mm
Cupola 70 mm 70 mm 70 mm 30 mm
Special armour* Kinetic Chemical
ERA 5 mm 260 mm


  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 20 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 38 mm in the front and 25 mm in the rear.
  • Rangefinder device on the turret sides count as 127 mm cast armour.
  • ERA can be attached on turret and front hull via modification.


Speedforward / back
AB54 / 9 km/h
RB and SB49 / 8 km/h
Number of gears6 forward
2 back
Weight49.9 t
Engine power
AB1 431 hp
RB and SB750 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB28.7 hp/t
RB and SB15.0 hp/t

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Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock AoA Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 54 9 49 0.876 1,162 1,431 23.7 28.68
Realistic 49 8 663 750 13.52 15.03

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB3 150 Sl icon.png
RB3 584 Sl icon.png
SB4 896 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts550 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 300 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 600 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 140 / 210 / 240 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Mods new tank suspension.png
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Brake System
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Improved Parts
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Improved FPE
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Crew Replenishment
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Magach-3 "Blazer"
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
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Horizontal Drive
Mods tank rangefinder.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
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Elevation Mechanism
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Artillery Support
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Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.

Main armament

Ammunition57 rounds
First-order22 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 57 -9°/+19° ±180° N/A 22.8 31.6 38.4 42.5 45.2 8.71 7.70 7.10 6.70
Realistic 14.3 16.8 20.4 22.6 24.0


Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M392A2 APDS 350 347 333 317 302 287
M156 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
M152 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
0% 50% 100%
M392A2 APDS 1,478 4 - - - 75° 78° 80°
M156 HESH 731 11.4 0.1 4 3.17 73° 77° 80°
M152 HEATFS 1,174 10.5 0.05 0.1 1.27 65° 72° 77°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
mass (kg)
Screen radius
Screen deploy
time (s)
Screen hold
time (s)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
M416 732 11.6 16 5 25 50

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Magach 3 (ERA)
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
57 49 (+8) 34 (+23) 23 (+34) 17 (+40) (+56) No

Machine guns

Ammunition1 250 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate500 shots/min
Ammunition6 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate500 shots/min

Both machine guns are rifle caliber and are not much help against ground targets, even light ones. They are however somewhat useful in the role of lightly damaging enemy helicopters and aircraft.

7.62 mm M73
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 6,000 (250) 500 N/A N/A
7.62 mm M1919A4
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,250 (250) 500 -15°/+60° ±180°

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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See also

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Israeli Ordnance Corps (חיל החימוש)
Medium Tanks  M-51 · M-51 (W)
Magach  Magach 1 · Magach 2 · Magach 3 · Magach 3 (ERA) · ▃Magach 3 (ERA) · Magach 5
  Magach 6 · Magach 6A · Magach 6B · Magach 6C · Magach 6R · Magach 6M · 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.3C · ▃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 3 (ERA) · Magach 5 · Magach 6
  Magach 6A · Magach 6B · Magach 6B Gal · Gal Batash · Magach 6C · Magach 6M · Magach 6R · Magach Hydra · Magach 7C
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.3C · Ra'am Sagol
  Merkava Mk.4B · Merkava Mk.4M · Merkava Mk.4 LIC

Israel premium ground vehicles
M-51 (W) · Magach 3 (ERA) · Sho't Kal Dalet · Merkava Mk.2D · Ra'am Sagol