Magach 3 (USA)

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Magach 3
Magach 3
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The Magach 3 is a Rank V American medium tank with a battle rating of 7.7.

General info

Survivability and armour

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 helpfull for survival in combat?

If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.


Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and maneuverability as well as the maximum speed forward and backward.


Main armament

Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibilty of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: {{main|Name of the weapon}}. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.

Additional armament

Some tanks are armed with several guns in one or more turrets. Evaluate the additional weaponry and give advice on its use. Describe the ammunition available for additional weaponry. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage. If there is no additional weaponry remove this subsection.

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

Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons


  • Good mobility.
  • Hard-hitting and accurate 105mm L7 gun.
  • E.R.A. provides some extra protection from Sabot and HEAT rounds.
  • Removal of the tall commander's cupola on the M48A1 Patton = slightly lower silhouette.


  • Gun can't depress over the engine bay; makes it difficult to combat flankers.
  • E.R.A. doesn't help against regular AP rounds.


Prior to the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel acquired a batch of M48A1 Patton tanks from West German stocks. After the war, the tanks were upgraded by the Israelis with a British-made L7 105mm rifled gun, and a more powerful diesel engine in place of the original 90mm gun and the weaker, more flammable gasoline engine, and then subsequently renamed the Magach (Chariot). The tank saw heavy combat in the 1973 Yom Kippur War and suffered heavy losses - partially due to the use of flammable hydraulic fluid in the turret. Later, in 1982, the Magachs were upgraded with an E.R.A. package for better protection against enemy projectiles. Israel retired its last Magachs in 2006, replacing them with the more modern Merkava MBT.


An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read also

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  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.



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