Inside The Chieftain's Hatch: The M48 Magach Part 1


Take an M48 Patton, then add an M60's engine, a 105 mm British cannon, and a slew of modifications, and you get the Magach 3, which means "battering ram" in Hebrew. This modified American tank was a staple of the Israeli army during the late 1960s, with a small number serving in the historic Six-Day War in 1967. It was also the template for the U.S. Army's M48A5 Patton (one of the most prized Tier X vehicles in our game), right down to the small tank commander cupola. Behold, the M48A3:

Nicholas "The Chieftain" Moran heads to the Museum of American Armor in Long Island, New York, to take a closer look at this beast. In the first of two parts, Chieftain examines the exterior of the tank in detail, including the bow, turret, back, and tracks. Join us on this guided tour of the vehicle's exterior to find out how all these diverse ingredients created a formidable fighting machine, and what was required to keep it running.

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