Magach 3 (USA)

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Magach 3
Magach 3
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The Magach 3 is an American Tier 5 tank with a Battle Rank of 7.7. I

General info

Survivability and armour

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Main armament

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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 the battles

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Pros and cons

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  • Adequate upper glacis armor plate.
  • Powerful 105mm L7 gun.
  • E.R.A. provides some extra protection against Sabot and HEAT rounds.
  • Decent mobility.
  • Lower silhouette due to the removal of the large commander's cupola found on the M48A1 Patton.


  • Gun can't depress over the engine bay.
  • E.R.A. doesn't help against enemy tanks using regular AP shells (Ex. Tiger II, IS-2/3/4).


Since acquiring M48 Pattons from West Germany and subsequently using them in the Six-Day-War in 1967, Israel found a few faults with the M48, such as the use of flammable hydraulic fluid for turning the turret (which would not be addressed until after the Yom Kippur War), and the use of a gasoline engine, which could also catch fire relatively easily if hit. Thus, the Israelis - like their Centurions - upgraded their M48s with a British-made 105mm rifled gun, and a more powerful, less flammable diesel engine, subsequently renaming them the Magach (Chariot). Later, prior to the 1982 Lebanon War, Magachs received a modification to equip Explosive Reactive Armor panels for better protection. The Israeli Army retired all of its Magachs by 2006, in favor of the Merkava MBT.


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Read also

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