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The M51 Isherman is a Tier 2 premium Main battle tank under Sol Schreiber's dealership.

History[]

Class: Medium Tank
Developed: 1961
Service: 1962-1973
Vehicles Built: cca 180
Operators: Israel, Chile

The story of the M51 begins where the M50 left off. After the end of Operation Kadesh (the Suez Crisis of 1956), the Arab armies were, once again, left bewildered and in disarray with many of their armored vehicles destroyed. But after the shock wore off, the Soviet Union was more than happy to provide a helping hand in exchange for political influence. Only this time, the Arabs would also receive a far deadlier opponent than the old T-34, the T-54 Medium Tank that outclassed the M50 completely.

The growing Soviet influence along with the general low production rate of the M50 forced the Israelis to once again turn to the French for help and the French developed what would become known as the M51. The M51 was, once again, a Sherman with a modified turret (that was the larger T23 version that originally housed the 76mm M1 series gun), armed with the French 105mm D-1508 L/51 cannon (not the D-1504 L/44, as many sources incorrectly state).

With the exception of the gun (and the turret with even more prominent extension in the rear), the M51 was largely similar to the M50 and served in two major conflicts – the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War. However, despite its upgraded cannon, the tank was considered to be obsolete in both conflicts and by 1973, it was mostly replaced by modified Israeli Centurions and Pattons. The remaining vehicles were scrapped or sold in 1979 to Chile.

Features[]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • High Alpha Damage: This vehicle has a higher damage per shot value than other vehicles of this Tier.
  • High Accuracy: This vehicle has higher accuracy than other vehicles of this Tier.
  • Excellent Camouflage: This vehicle has better camouflage factor than other vehicles of this Tier.

Ammunition[]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 105mm OCC105F1 HEAT HEAT Stock 415 560 mm 1120 m/s 7.20 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
2 105mm OE105F1 HE HE Stock 480[note 1] 35 mm 1020 m/s 7.20 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Splash Radius: 1.00 m
  • Splash Penetration: 80 mm
3 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: 67.0 °

Upgrades[]

Armor[]

Super Sherman Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 295 mm (vs AP)
330 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps 790 mm (vs AP)
1270 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This MBT 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 105mm CN-105-F1 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 1.50 s 7.20 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -9.7° / 19.7°
Ammo:
105mm OCC105F1 HEAT
105mm OE105F1 HE
7.62mm AP

Engine[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Detroit Diesel 8V92TA 535 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 50 km/h 20 km/h 4.53 s (0 to 32 km/h)
12.35 s (0 to Max Speed)
34.04° 8 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
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M90 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 8 charges
Takes 25s to recharge
Duration: 10s
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Improved Laser Rangefinder
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
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Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
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Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
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Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 90.1%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 76.2%

Footnotes[]

  1. 135 for Partial Penetration;
    34 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  2. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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