M48A3

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M48A3
M48A3
Details
Tier / Class:
2 MBT
Nation:
United States
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Reputation:
7,200
Cost:
12,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
367
DPM:
2,446 (2,718)
Penetration:
250 mm
Hit Points:
2,385
Hull F/S/R:
110 / 76 / 35
Turret F/S/R:
153 / 56 / 56
Max Speed:
54.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
8.62 s
Hull Traverse:
28.40 deg/s
Camouflage:
10%
Vision:
400 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.16°
Max Cannon Depression:
-9.0 / -4.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
26.00 deg/s

The M48A3 is a tier 2 Main Battle Tank originating from the United States, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the M41 Walker Bulldog and leads to the M60 and Leopard 1.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • HESH: can even penetrate armor with large hit angles

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

With relatively good mobility and a good gun, the M48A3 is a capable spearhead, using its speed and accuracy on the move to lead any charge. However, its hull armor is relatively weak, and if exposed for too long can be easily penetrated at medium ranges. Using positions to "Hull down" is the key to success, as the egg shaped turret can bounce a bunch of shots.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent turret sloping to compensate for weaker armor
  • Good mobility relative to other tier 2 MBTs
  • Very strong HEAT rounds

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Weak hull armor
  • Despite the good mobility, it still feels somewhat sluggish.

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

The Improved Laser Rangefinder increases the accuracy of the gun, and leads to HEAT shells. Improved Ready Racks will allow a player to keep a larger volley of fire over the standard setup, allowing it to excel as a defensive lynchpin and armored spearhead.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Augmented Optics
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Juan Carlos, to improve the aim speed and crew stats.
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation

Armor[edit | edit source]

M48A3 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Hull Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) Turret F/S/R Turret Composition Turret Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) ERA F/S/R ERA Composition ERA Modifiers Turret Traverse
Stock Stock 110/76/35 Steel 153/56/56 Steel 0/0/0 None 26.00deg/s
Technological and firepower improvements lead to the M48A3, although it retains the proven armor defenses of the stock M48 Patton.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

90mm M41 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
90mm M304 HVAP AP Stock 1 367 0m 250mm 1,178m/s 0.16° 2.35s 9.00s
90mm T142E3 HEP AP 630 1 367 0m 198mm 778m/s 0.17° 2.35s 9.00s
90mm M431 HEAT HEAT 915 1 367 0m 300mm 1,216m/s 0.17° 2.35s 9.00s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
Continental AVDS-1790-2A 750hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 54.00km/h 8.62s 28.40deg/s



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Fire Control System
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
M90 Smoke Grenades 305 4,775 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.


Improved Rangefinder 445 6,935 Improves overall accuracy by 10%.


Improved Ready Racks 1,200 18,675 Increases reload speed by 10%.


Improved Tracks 105 1,635 Improves acceleration, top speeds, and traverse speeds on rough terrain and makes the tracks harder to destroy.


History[edit | edit source]

Upgraded from the M48 Patton in 1959, the American M48A3 is a main battle tank that first entered service in the early 1960s. Although there were many variations among individual vehicles, including discrepancies in support rollers and headlight assemblies, the most notable characteristic of the A3 was its diesel engine.

See also[edit | edit source]