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Magach 5
Magach 5
Details
Tier / Class:
4 MBT
Nation:
Israel
Dealer:
Sol Schreiber
Reputation:
64,800
Cost:
240,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
375 (380)
DPM:
2,905 (3,050)
Penetration:
310 (230) mm
Hit Points:
1,750
Hull F/S/R:
146 / 96 / 53
Turret F/S/R:
255 / 140 / 57
Max Speed:
50.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
7.69 (7.23) s
Hull Traverse:
29.09 (27.97) deg/s
Camouflage:
12%
Vision:
395 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.139°
Max Cannon Depression:
-9 / -4°
Turret Traverse Speed:
39.82 deg/s

The Magach 5 is a tier 4 Main Battle Tank originating from the Israel, and is sold by Sol Schreiber. It can be unlocked from the Tiran 6, and leads to the Magach 6B, OA-82 Jarmila, and Starship.

Features[]

  • Heavy Armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • Fast EXP : this vehicle earns extra EXP
  • Enhanced Accuracy : this vehicle has higher accuracy than other tanks of this tier
  • Enhanced Fire Rate : the firing speed of this tank is much higher than that of other vehicles
  • HESH : can even penetrate armor with large hit angles

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Armor[]

Magach 5 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 146/96/53 Steel 255/140/57 Steel None
Armor protection for the Magach 5 was similar to that of the M48A5. A steel hull and turret cound withstand hits from small- and mid-caliber arms fire.


Blazer ERA
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
1,400 15,700 172/96/53 Steel 255/140/57 Steel Medium ERA 10% vs AP, 65% vs CE
The Magach 5 front hull as well as the front and side of its turret was equipped with this ERA, providing good protection against shaped charges for its time.


Firepower[]

105mm M68 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
105mm DM23A2 AP APFSDS Stock 375 0m 310mm 0.14° 1,475 m/s 8s
105mm M393A1 HEP HESH 4,300 380 0m 230mm 0.17° 778 m/s 8s


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Continental AVDS-1790-2A 750 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 50.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 7.69s {{{0-max}}} 27.76deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Continental AVDS-1790-2D 750 hp Diesel Engine 2,900 20,900 50.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 7.23s {{{0-max}}} 27.79deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[]

Magach 5 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
M90 Smoke Grenades 700 5,200 Provides 5 volleys. Takes 80 s to reload. Duration: 10 s


Improved Thermal Sight 2,900 52,200 Ability to spottarget behind foliage improved by 15%


Improved Fire Control System 6,500 47,000 Aim time reduced by 20%


Improved Loading Mechanism 11,500 83,600 Rate of fire increased by 5%


Improved Transmission 2,200 31,400 Aceleration is increased by 2.5%. Hull traverse rate is increased by 10%


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.

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