Magach 6M

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This page is about the Israeli medium tank Magach 6M. For other versions, see Magach (Family).
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Magach 6M
AB RB SB
9.0 9.0 9.0
Class:
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Purchase:450 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Magach 6M was part of the Israeli fleet of M60 tanks acquired from the United states that served alongside Centurion MBTs and other light tanks. This specific variant of the vehicle was the latest variant developed by Israel for the M60A3, it was identical to the Magach 6R but has a new Nachal Oz fire control system fitted. Other than that, the vehicle remained very similar to others in Israeli service with Blazer ERA blocks, but the tank was not very liked by the crew members since the reliability was relatively poor. With the introduction of more capable Magach tanks like the Magach 7, the Magach 6M quickly became obsolete and no further modifications were installed.

It was introduced in Update "Drone Age". This tank suffers from very poor survivability with its a mediocre armour and a lacklustre mobility. However it is still very competitive around its rank thanks to the much improved fire control system with thermal imaging system for the gunner. Unlike other M60 tanks, this one has the smaller commander cupola without the 12.7 mm heavy machine gun, which is a great plus since it was an easy target for HE shells. The Magach 6M is a tank that should not be played aggressively, instead, stay behind your teammates and, when you have possibility, flank the enemy under the cover of more capable frontline tanks like the Merkava. Another option is using your gun depression to stay back and play as a sniper, picking off enemies at long ranges with your thermal sight, this strategy works very well specially in downtiers when most tanks lack any sort of modern fire control systems.

General info

Survivability and armour

ERA
Effective action against the cumulative ammunition
Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Self-entrenching equipment
Creation of ramparts and trenches in soft ground
Armourfront / side / back
Hull93 / 70 / 40
Turret130 / 76 / 51
Crew4 people
Visibility122 %

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Armour type:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB54 / 9 km/h
RB and SB49 / 8 km/h
Number of gears6 forward
2 back
Weight50.0 t
Engine power
AB1 431 hp
RB and SB750 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB28.6 hp/t
RB and SB15.0 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 50 1,162 1,431 23.24 28.62
Realistic 49 8 663 750 13.26 15

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 908 → 6 096 Sl icon.png
RB4 050 → 6 317 Sl icon.png
SB5 014 → 7 821 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications133 800 Rp icon.png
226 400 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 400 Ge icon.png
Crew training130 000 Sl icon.png
Experts450 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces890 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
140 / 200 / 230 % Sl icon.png
214 / 214 / 214 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
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Cost:
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300 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
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Cost:
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280 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
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Cost:
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Filters
Research:
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Transmission
Research:
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Cost:
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480 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
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Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
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Improved Parts
Research:
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Cost:
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Improved FPE
Research:
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Cost:
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
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Cost:
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Smoke grenade
Research:
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Cost:
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
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Cost:
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Research:
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Research:
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
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Cost:
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Dozer Blade
Research:
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Cost:
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NVD
Research:
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Cost:
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
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Cost:
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Artillery Support
Research:
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Cost:
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480 Ge icon.png
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Laser rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
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Armaments

Laser 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.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night

Main armament

Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition57 rounds
First-order22 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
8.7 → 6.7 s
Vertical guidance-9° / 19°
Main article: Sharir (105 mm)
105 mm Sharir 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° Two-plane 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

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
M152 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
M156 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
M111 APFSDS 337 335 330 322 314 306
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%
M152 HEATFS 1,174 10.5 0.05 0.1 1.27 65° 72° 77°
M156 HESH 731 11.4 0.1 4 3.17 73° 77° 80°
M111 APFSDS 1,455 4.2 - - - 78° 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)
M416 732 11.6 20 5 25 50

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Magach 6M
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
57 49 (+8) 34 (+23) 23 (+34) 17 (+40) (+56) No

Notes

  • Shells are modelled to deplete in groups of two or three
  • The last shell in rack 2 is grouped with the last shell in rack 3, and only disappears once rack 3 is depleted

Machine guns

Ammunition6 000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate960 shots/min
Ammunition2 000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate960 shots/min
Ammunition2 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate500 shots/min
7.62 mm FN MAG 60-40
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 6,000 (200) 600 N/A N/A
Loader's hatch 2,000 (200) 600 -5°/+50° -60°/+120°
7.62 mm M1919A4
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Commander's hatch 2,000 (250) 500 -120°/+60°

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

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Media

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See also

Related development

External links

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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
  Merkava Mk.4B · Merkava Mk.4M · Merkava Mk.4 LIC