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The M48 Patton is a Tier 2 progression Main Battle Tank under Sophie Wölfli's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1950-1952
Service: 1953-1960s
Vehicles Built: 893
Operators: USA

The Patton series of universal tanks is as important to the United States military as the T-54/55 series was to the Soviets and formed the backbone of the American armored forces from the late 1940s practically until the 1990s. Having evolved from the M26 Pershing Medium Tank, the Patton family was named after George S. Patton, one of the most famous U.S. generals to have ever lived. Right until their final versions, the Patton series tanks were protected only by their steel armor and used 90mm and 105mm rifled guns.

The M48 was developed as a successor to the M47, which was considered an interim solution and was produced in the early 1950s as a stopgap measure, adopted as a reaction to the rapidly escalating war in Korea. The M48, on the other hand, was a quite further away in terms of protection and firepower, featuring a 90mm rifled gun and steel hull, recognizable from its predecessor by the rounded frontal hull plate edge. The original M48 was more or less still a prototype with 893 vehicles produced between April 1952 and March 1953. In fact, most were built before its official adoption into service. A few of these early M48s were mostly stationed in West Germany and have never seen combat (unlike its successor, the M48A1), but most of these vehicles (especially the first 120 pieces designated M48C) stayed in the United States of America and were used for training.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • HESH Rounds: This vehicle can fire special Squash Head rounds. These are extremely effective against angled armor that is typical for Soviet tanks.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 90mm M304 HVAP HVAP Stock 210 420[note 1] mm 1178 m/s 3.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.09 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 90mm T142E3 HEP HEP Experience 630 180 310 mm 778 m/s 3.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.11 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 15 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 15 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 35 %
  • Spall Threshold: 198 mm
3 90mm M431 HEAT HEAT Experience 915 273 500 mm 1216 m/s 3.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
4 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 2] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

M48 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 390 mm (vs AP)
565 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps 670 mm (vs AP)
1055 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This tank features basic sheet armor without any advanced components, making it vulnerable to HEAT shells and ATGMs.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 90mm M41 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 1.40 s 3.60 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -9.0° / 19.0°
Ammo:
90mm M304 HVAP
90mm T142E3 HEP
90mm M431 HEAT
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Continental AVDS-1790-2A 750 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 54 km/h 20 km/h 5.09 s (0 to 32 km/h)
16.38 s (0 to Max Speed)
31.08° 10 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Smokegrenades
M82 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Recharge time: 35s
Duration: 10s
Smokegrenades
M90 Smoke Grenades
Experience 460 Credits 11,420 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
Laserrangefinder
Improved Coincidence Rangefinder
Experience 670 Credits 16,650 Accuracy is improved by 10%
Gunstabilizer
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Gunstabilizer
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 89.4%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 75.1%
Treads02
Improved Tracks
Experience 105 Credits 1,635 Mobility (Light Terrain): 90.1%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 76.1%

Other unlocks[ | ]

Name Cost Description Notes
Currencyrep
250 Reputation
Experience 450 Provides an injection of 250 Reputation.
Currencyrep
250 Reputation
Experience 450 Provides an injection of 250 Reputation.
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Viktor Kirsanov
Experience 1,350 Unlocks commander Viktor Kirsanov.

Footnotes[]

  1. 420 mm at 150m;
    315 mm at 500m
  2. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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