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M48 Patton — Tier X American medium tank

M48 Patton

X
Cost
  • 6 100 000
  • 215 000
Preceded by

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1850
HP
5 / 13
313.6m
View range
1 / 13
Firepower
Shell
3206
DPM
10 / 13
250
Penetration
3 / 13
350
Damage
2 / 13
150
Devices/crew damage
2 / 13
Burst damage
— / —
1478
Velocity
3 / 13
2.80%
Penetration loss over distance
4 / 13
Explosion radius
— / —
2748
DPM
9 / 12
300
Penetration
1 / 12
300
Damage
2 / 12
150
Devices/crew damage
2 / 12
Burst damage
— / —
1173
Velocity
1 / 12
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
4030
DPM
9 / 13
53
Penetration
4 / 13
440
Damage
3 / 13
150
Devices/crew damage
2 / 13
Burst damage
— / —
1173
Velocity
1 / 13
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
1.91
Explosion radius
2 / 13
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
105.0
Caliber
2 / 13
9.16
Rate of fire
9 / 13
6.55
Reload time
9 / 12
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
×
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
1.81
Base aim time
8 / 13
0.326
Dispersion
12 / 13
Dispersion factors
0.100
When moving
2 / 13
0.100
When rotating
2 / 13
0.120
When rotating turret
12 / 13
4.000
After shot
7 / 13
Gun angles
9°
Depression
5 / 13
19°
Elevation
8 / 13
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 13
48.60
Turret traverse speed
4 / 13
Mobility
47.72
Weight
2 / 13
Speed
48
Forward
12 / 13
20
Backward
4 / 13
Effective Power / Weight ratio
23.34
On hard terrain
9 / 13
20.75
On medium terrain
9 / 13
15.56
On soft terrain
8 / 13
Traverse speed
60.75
On hard terrain
12 / 13
54.00
On medium terrain
9 / 13
40.50
On soft terrain
3 / 13
6.57m×2.60m×2.44m
Size
5 / 13
Concealment
17.50%
While still
12 / 13
13.90%
While moving
12 / 13
6.03%
Upon firing while still
12 / 13
5.28%
Upon firing while moving
12 / 13
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 282m
241.4m
While still
249.8m
While moving
268.0m
Upon firing while still
269.8m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 280–350
  • 210–280
  • 140–210
  • 70–140
  • 0–70
Spaced armor
  • 288–360
  • 216–288
  • 144–216
  • 72–144
  • 0–72
Weak
Strong
Chances of getting penetrated from 100m distance by average tank of given type:
  • — less than 30%
  • — between 30% and 70%
  • — more than 70%

Armor performance

Based on tank position, enemy tank type and shells
In battle vs:
Head on
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the side
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the back
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
Historical Reference

The most successful American medium tank in the immediate post-war period. Development started in 1950. In April 1953, the vehicle entered service. A total of 11,703 vehicles of different variants were produced from 1952 through 1959.