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The Magach 5 is a Tier 4 progression Main Battle Tank under Sol Schreiber's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1975
Service: 1976-2000s
Vehicles Built: 2219
Operators: Israel

The Magach MBTs were (more or less) modified American M48 and M60 series of Main Battle Tanks, purchased by Israel starting from the 1960s. The first of these tanks were secretly provided by West Germany with the official U.S. deliveries following during the years after. The M48 series bore the designation Magach 1 to Magach 5, the M60 MBTs (the initial version) bore the designation Magach 6 and Magach 7 while the M60A1 and M60A3 MBTs bore the designation Magach 6A to Magach 6B. For many decades, the Magach series formed the backbone of the Israeli armored forces alongside the Super Shermans, Centurions and Merkava MBTs before they were finally retired in 2014.

The Magach 5 model was an upgraded M48A5 tank – the last M48 series version armed with the same 105mm rifled gun the Sho’t tank carried. Most of these tanks were built directly in Israel by converting existing M48A1 and M48A3 MBTs to the M48A5 level between 1975 and 1979. Additionally, 150 more M48A5 tanks were purchased directly from the USA in 1978. Shortly after their introduction to service, they were retrofitted with the Blazer ERA kit and were used for the first time in combat in Operation Peace for Galilee. The Blazer armor once again proved its worth against older Soviet ATGMs, protecting the vehicle almost completely unless vulnerable areas were not specifically targeted. Starting from the mid-1980s, these were treated as second-line tanks at best and were gradually withdrawn from active service. Some were kept in reserve until the early 2000s but did not participate in any fighting.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Improved Progression: This vehicle earns extra Experience, allowing you to progress faster in the game.
  • High Accuracy: This vehicle has higher accuracy than other vehicles of this Tier.
  • High Rate of Fire: This vehicle has higher rate of fire than other vehicles of this Tier.
  • 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 105mm DM33 APDS APDS Stock 300 560[note 1] mm 1475 m/s 5.20 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.09 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 105mm M393A1 HEP HEP Experience 4,300 270 420 mm 778 m/s 5.20 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: 137 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 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

Magach 5 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 435 mm (vs AP)
610 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps 840 mm (vs AP)
1580 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.
Blazer Explosive Reactive Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Experience 1,400 Credits 15,700 435 mm (vs AP)
610 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps 840 mm (vs AP)
1580 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps Blazer ERA (Gen 1) 0% (vs AP)
50% (vs HEAT)
First generation ERA kit offers average protection against standard HEAT rounds or warheads, and no protection against kinetic rounds.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 105mm M68 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 1.50 s 5.20 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -9.0° / 19.0°
Ammo:
105mm DM33 APDS
105mm M393A1 HEP
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 50 km/h 19 km/h 6.49 s (0 to 32 km/h)
19.15 s (0 to Max Speed)
26.65° 10 %
Continental AVDS-1790-2D 750 hp Diesel Engine Experience 2,900 Credits 20,900 50 km/h 19 km/h 5.99 s (0 to 32 km/h)
17.72 s (0 to Max Speed)
27.79° 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 700 Credits 5,200 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
Gunnersight
Improved Gunner Optics
Experience 2,900 Credits 52,200 Accuracy is improved by 10%
Firecontrol
Improved Fire Control System
Experience 6,500 Credits 47,000 Aiming time reduced by 20%
Autoloader
Improved Loading Mechanism
Experience 11,500 Credits 83,600 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
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.
Transmission
Improved Transmission
Experience 2,200 Credits 31,400 Acceleration is increased by 2.5%
Hull traverse rate is increased by 10%
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 89.4%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 75.1%

Other unlocks[ | ]

Name Cost Description Notes
Battleharden
Battle Hardened
Golds 500 The Battle-Hardened status allows you to earn more Experience and Credits
and also grants preferential matchmaking to the vehicle.
Rentalticket
VBL (3 days rental)
Experience 5,735 VBL test version for 3 days. Vehicle Prerequisites: Gather more progress on this vehicle's line predecessor (XM800T LAW)
Drought 1 icon
Drought 1
Experience 5,735 Unlocks Drought 1 Snow Camo.
Currencyrep
1,400 Reputation
Experience 4,050 Provides an injection of 1,400 Reputation.
Currencyrep
1,400 Reputation
Experience 4,050 Provides an injection of 1,400 Reputation.
Currencyrep
1,400 Reputation
Experience 4,050 Provides an injection of 1,400 Reputation.

Footnotes[]

  1. 560 mm at 150m;
    420 mm at 500m
  2. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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