Sho't Kal Dalet

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Sho't Kal Dalet
Sho't Kal Dalet
Details
Tier / Class:
4 MBT
Nation:
Israel
Dealer:
Sol Schreiber
Reputation:
64,800
Cost:
240,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
350 (360)
DPM:
3,012 (3,163)
Penetration:
280 (300) mm
Hit Points:
1,900
Hull F/S/R:
127 / 71 / 35
Turret F/S/R:
230 / 112 / 112
Max Speed:
48.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
8.49 (6.69) s
Hull Traverse:
26.41 (28.20) deg/s
Camouflage:
10%
Vision:
385 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.150°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10 / -0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
41.92 deg/s

The Sho't Kal Dalet 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 Merkava 1, Type 80-II, and Sheridan.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy Armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • Fast EXP : this vehicle earns extra EXP
  • Early ERA : one of the earliest vehicles that can equipped with ERA
  • HESH : can even penetrate armor with large hit angles

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

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Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • - Armour: The base armour is fairly strong, and can reliably glance and even stop sabot shots, the turret especially.
  • - ERA: The ERA makes the armour stronger against both Sabot and HE chemical ammo. In fact, its near impenetrable in its tier when combined with the base armour.
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Cons[edit | edit source]

  • - Gun: The ammunition available may struggle to penetrate enemy tanks, with fairly moderate penetration, and at range may lack the ability to deal good damage, due to mediocre Sabot and a reliance on HEAT/HESH ammunition.
  • - Hull Points: In terms of its peers, it falls somewhat behind.
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Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

- Taking ERA immediately can really improve your survivability, and it's not inordinately expensive either.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

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Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: -
  • Driver: -
  • Gunner: -
  • Loader: -

Armor[edit | edit source]

Sho't Kal Dalet Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 127/71/35 Steel 230/112/112 Steel None
The steel hull and turret of the Sho't Kal Dalet did not differ from the British Centurion, but because this armor was already outdated ,Israel equipped the tanks with additional protection.


Blazer ERA
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
400 4,900 127/71/35 Steel 230/112/112 Steel Medium ERA 10% vs AP, 65% vs CE
With Blazer ERA mounted on the upper glacis and front of the turret, the Sho't Kal Dalet had increased protection against HEAT-type warheads.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

105mm L7A3 Low Recoil Force Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
105mm DM23 AP APFSDS Stock 350 310mm 0.15° 1,475 m/s 7.2s
105mm OCC105F1 HEAT HEAT 800 360 370mm 0.16° 1,120 m/s 7.2s
105mm DM502 HESH HESH 700 350 210mm 0.17° 730 m/s 7.2s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Continental AVDS-1790-2 750 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 48.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 8.49s {{{0-max}}} 26.41deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Continental AVDS-1790-2A 750 hp Diesel Engine 900 17,200 48.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.69s {{{0-max}}} 28.20deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Sho't Kal Dalet Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
M90 Smoke Grenades 200 1,700 Provides 5 volleys. Takes 80 s to reload. Duration: 10 s


Improved Fire Control System 600 10,600 Aim time reduced by 20%


Improved Gun Stabilizer 1,800 16,000 Accuracy while moving improved by 19%


Improved Loading Mechanism 27,000 - Rate of fire increased by 5%


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1984
Service: 1984-2002
Vehicles Built: cca 800
Operators: Israel

The Centurion tank (known under the name Sho’t – Hebrew for “whip”) holds a special place in the Israeli armor history next to such iconic vehicles such as the Super Shermans. It’s not just that it’s a solid, well-performing tank, but also the fact that it was available when the Israelis needed tanks the most and helped in winning many a tank battle. After the Israeli-British cooperation during the 1956 Suez Crisis, Israel was allowed to purchase its first Centurion tanks with 20pdr guns. These early Centurions were, according to some sources, referred to as “Ben Gurions” in honor of David Ben-Gurion. These Centurion tanks would later be refitted with the famous British 105mm L7 rifled gun (specifically, its locally produced variant called Shrir).

By the time the Six-Day War erupted in 1967, Israel had 385 combat ready Centurions of both kinds. The re-armament program was finished three years after the war, in 1970. By the end of the war, however, their engines were completely worn out and were subsequently replaced by the American Continental AVDS-1790-2A model. Other components were upgraded as well, including the armor, fire control system, ammo stowage, fuel stowage and much more. With these upgrades, the vehicle became known as “Upgraded Centurion” or Sho’t Kal. The “Kal” name is a shortcut of “Continental”. It entered service in the May of 1970 and by 1972, over 700 Sho’t Kal tanks were in service.

And then came the 1973 Yom Kippur War. In the north, some 177 Sho’t tanks of the 7th Armored Brigade under Avigdor Ben-Gal and the 188th “Barak” Armored Brigade faced as many as 1200 Syrian tanks (including the deadly T-62), pouring at them via the Golan Heights. The battle that ensued became legendary and greatly contributed to the later reputation of the Centurion tank. The Israelis were losses were extreme – one tank lost five commanders within a day and still its crew fought on. At night, the frontline dissolved into chaotic battles between individual tanks. One of the most prominent heroes of the northern theater of war was Zvika Greengold, whose Centurion knocked out dozens of Syrian tanks, a feat unheard of since the Second World War.

Nevertheless, it was clear at that point that the Centurions were obsolete and an upgrade program was launched. The first post-war upgrade was the 1976 Sho’t Kal Bet, featuring hydraulic turret traverse, followed by Sho’t Kal Gimel, the most distinctive feature of which was the Blazer Explosive Reactive Armor. All things considered, the Blazer kit was a significant improvement even if it left a lot to be desired for. Following the 1982 Lebanon conflict experience, the final production version called Sho’t Kal Dalet rolled out in 1984, featuring further improvements to the Fire Control System and an improved Blazer kit. But the heyday of this tank was over and the Sho’ts continued to disappear from service, being replaced by the superior Merkavas. The Sho’t was officially retired as a combat tank in 2002.

See also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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