Magach 6A

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This page is about the Israeli medium tank Magach 6A. For other versions, see Magach (Family).
Magach 6A
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Magach 6A
AB RB SB
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Description

The Magach 6A, also called Magach 6 Alef in some situations, was the earliest version of the Magach 6 family, which was just the name given by Israel to the American M60, M60A1 and M60A3 tanks. The Magach 6A was a modernized M60A1 with some modifications, including the low profile Urdan cupola and in some cases Blazer ERA. The tanks saw extensive use in combat in the Yom Kippur War, 1982 Lebanon War and against insurgent groups. All Magach 6As were eventually upgraded to the Magach 6B (6 Bet) standard.

It was introduced in Update "Wind of Change". The Magach 6A is very similar to the American M60A1, however unlike the American tank, it lacks any kind of gun stabilizer, so it needs to be played in a more passive role. Since pushing is not as easy as it is with a stabilizer, ambushing and flanking become better options, where the low profile of the M60 and its relative good mobility come in handy. The tank has access to APDS and HEAT-FS as its main anti tank rounds, and while the HEAT-FS have a higher penetration value, they are less effective at dealing with ERA and also have a less post penetration damage, however they are more effective at destroying critical components if you have good precision thanks to their more concentrated post-penetration damage.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull108 / 70 / 40
Turret230 / 49 / 57
Crew4 people
Visibility142 %

Armour type:

  • Cast homogeneous armour (hull, turret, roof)
  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull roof - engine compartment, hull rear - engine grille)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 108 mm (65°) Front glacis
137 mm (55°) Lower glacis - Top
117 mm (55°) Lower glacis - Bottom
50 mm Front
45 mm Top
70 mm (cylindrical) Turret base
36-70 mm (18-34°) Middle
36 mm (60°) Bottom
19 mm (66-82°) Belly - Front half
13 mm (66-82°) Belly - Rear half
36 mm Rear
25 mm (3°) Engine vents
40 mm (26°) Lower plate
28 mm (59°) Lower glacis
36 mm Hull sides
93 mm (25°) Front glacis
36 mm (5°) Front
20-25 mm Engine compartment
10 mm Radiator vents
Turret 202 mm (spherical) Turret front - Loader side
170 mm (spherical) Turret front - Gunner side
152 mm (25°) Gun mantlet
114 mm (cylindrical) Turret ring
40-90 mm (30-41°) Loader side
70-90 mm (18-33°) Gunner side
50 mm (25°) 48 mm (17°) Front
25 mm Centre & Rear
Cupola 25.4 mm (spherical)

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels, tracks, and torsion bars are 20 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 19 mm thick in the front, 13 in the rear.
  • Mudguards and storage boxes are 4 mm thick.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB54 / 9 km/h
RB and SB49 / 8 km/h
Number of gears6 forward
2 back
Weight48.0 t
Engine power
AB1 431 hp
RB and SB750 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB29.8 hp/t
RB and SB15.6 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 9 48 1,162 1,431 24.21 29.81
Realistic 49 8 663 750 13.81 15.63

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 918 → 5 516 Sl icon.png
RB4 364 → 6 144 Sl icon.png
SB6 187 → 8 711 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications76 700 Rp icon.png
129 300 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 000 Ge icon.png
Crew training78 000 Sl icon.png
Experts270 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces670 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
130 / 190 / 220 % Sl icon.png
190 / 190 / 190 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
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Cost:
8 600 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
3 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
175 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
3 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
175 Ge icon.png
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Filters
Research:
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Cost:
6 500 Sl icon.png
195 Ge icon.png
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Transmission
Research:
5 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 400 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
5 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 400 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Improved Parts
Research:
3 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 600 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
175 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
4 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 500 Sl icon.png
195 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
5 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 600 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
3 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
175 Ge icon.png
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105mm_usa_HESH_ammo_pack
Research:
3 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
175 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
4 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 500 Sl icon.png
195 Ge icon.png
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105mm_us_M416_Smoke_ammo_pack
Research:
4 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 500 Sl icon.png
195 Ge icon.png
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NVD
Research:
4 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 500 Sl icon.png
195 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
5 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 400 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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105mm_usa_HEAT_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
8 400 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
8 400 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png

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

Ammunition63 rounds
First-order37 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
8.7 → 6.7 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 20°
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 63 -10°/+20° ±180° N/A 21.4 29.7 36.0 39.8 42.4 8.71 7.70 7.10 6.70
Realistic 13.4 15.7 19.1 21.2 22.5

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
M728 APDS 265 263 252 240 228 216
M393A2 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
M456 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
M728 APDS 1,426 4.53 - - - 75° 78° 80°
M393A2 HESH 732 11.2 0.1 4 4.31 73° 77° 80°
M456 HEATFS 1,174 10.5 0.05 0.1 1.27 65° 72° 77°
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)
M416 732 11.6 16 5 25 50

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Magach 6A
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
63 48 (+15) 38 (+25) 17 (+46) (+59) (+62) No

Machine guns

Ammunition1 000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate575 shots/min
Ammunition900 rounds
Belt capacity180 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate626 shots/min
Vertical guidance-9° / 60°
Ammunition6 000 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
12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Gun mantlet 1,000 (200) 577 N/A N/A
12.7 mm M85
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Commander hatch 900 (180) 626 -9°/+60° ±180°
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 6,000 (250) 500 -9°/+60° ±180°

Usage in battles

The Magach 6A is basically an M60A1 without the stabilizer, an advantage you lose against your enemies. Firing on the move will be difficult and your reaction time will be hindered, depending on the situation.

Similar to the Magach 6, play on the flanks, and/or away from the frontline. Without the stabilizer, it will be significantly harder to shoot on the move. With the new turret, you will be able to bounce more shells than usual, even APDS shots. However, don't rely on your armour heavily, especially if the enemies knows where your weak spots are located. Always expect to be penetrated by an enemy, unless you know you can shrug off a shot or two from them. With the 105 mm M68 cannon comes a new stock shell, the M728 APDS. It's slightly worse on flat penetration than the M392A2 but offers more penetration at an angle, and of course there is the HEATFS round to help overall, while having its own disadvantages.

In closed quarters combat and urban environments, stick to nearby teammates if you are going to the frontline or an objective. Lacking a stabilizer will hinder your reaction time. Noticeable enemies to note are vehicles such as the T-55A/AM-1, all British MBTs such as the Centurion Mk 10, and Leopard A1A1. Try to go around where a battle is taking place to catch the enemy off guard. Your armour will be slightly better than the Magach 6, but don't heavily rely on it, especially in closed quarters combat where shells will be more effective than at range.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Access to 2 x .50 cal HMGs, perfect for shredding air targets and lightly-armoured targets
    • The M2HB will always be a backup if your commander is knocked out
  • Very strong turret protection
  • The commander can take control of the gun if the gunner is knocked out
  • Great mobility and handling characteristics
  • Great gun performance with APDS and HEATFS shells

Cons:

  • Lacks a stabilizer
  • Big profile
  • Commander cupola is a big weak spot for vehicles equipped with APHE shells
  • Turret ring is a weak spot.
  • Vulnerable to HEATFS and ATGM launchers
  • Huge turret ammo rack when fully loaded.

History

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Media

Skins

See also

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Israeli Ordnance Corps (חיל החימוש)
Medium Tanks  M-51 · M-51 (W)
MBTs 
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