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Magach 7C



Overview


Magach 7C

Magach 7C main battle tank in the field.
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Origin
Israel
Type
Main battle tank
Entered service
Late 1980's or mid 1990's
Status
Limited service
Development
Mid to late 1980's
Developer
Israel - IMI
Production
Late 1980's to 1990's
Producer
Israel - IMI
Designations
Magach 7 Gimel
Notable users
Israel

Details


Magach 7C

Magach 7C main battle tank in the field.
Source: Unknown author - © Copyright lies with original owner

Magach 7C

The Magach 7C is a main battle tank of Israeli origin. It is a further development of the earlier Magach 7A. Both Magach 7A and 7C are based on the original small turret variant M60 Patton produced in, and acquired from, the United States. The Magach 7C is a significant upgrade over the venerable M60 Patton. A tailor made set of passive applique armor covers turret front, side and top. The 105mm gun is improved by fitting a new fire control system, stabilizer, thermal sleeve and it fires modern ammunition. To cope with the increased weight a more powerful engine is fitted, which is coupled to a new transmission.

Facts Magach 7C
General
Origin
Israel
Type
Main battle tank
Crew
4 (commander, driver, gunner, loader)
Dimensions
Weight
About 55 t combat load
Length
9.4 m gun forward
7 m hull
Width
3.63 m
Height
3.25 m
Main armament
Type
105mm M68 L/52 rifled cannon
Ammunition
About 50 rounds (estimate)
Elevation
-10 to +20°, powered
Traverse
360°, powered
Fire control
Improved Gal FCS with laser range finder
Stabilizer
Yes, both axis
Coaxial machine gun
Type
7.62mm MAG machine gun
Mount
Coaxial with main armament
Ammunition
10.000 rounds in total (estimate)
Traverse
Traverse and elevation as main armament
Coaxial heavy machine gun
Type
12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun
Mount
External coaxial mount over main gun
Ammunition
500 rounds, 100 ready to fire
Traverse
Traverse and elevation as main armament
Secondary armament
Type
2x 7.62mm MAG machine gun
Mount
Pintle mount at loader's hatch and commander's hatch
Ammunition
10.000 rounds in total (estimate)
Traverse
Manual elevation and traverse
Chassis
Chassis type
Tracked chassis, 6 roadwheels
Idler front and drive sprocket rear
Ground pressure
0.83 kg/cm^2
Suspension
Torsion bar
Automotive
Engine
Teledyne Continental AVDS 1790-5A diesel
Power output
908 hp
Transmission
Allison CD850-6BX hydromechanical semi-automatic
2 forward gears, 1 reverse
Fuel
1.450 L
Mobility
Speed
About 60 km/h
Range
About 500 km
Power to weight ratio
16.5 hp/t
Obstacle crossing
Ground clearance
0.4 m
Wall
0.9 m
Trench
2.6 m
Gradient
60 %
Slope
30 %
Fording
1.2 m
Protection
Armor type
Cast steel turret and hull
Passive applique armor
NBC system
Yes
Smoke system
2x6 smoke grenade dischargers
Fire suppression
Nachel Oz fire detection and suppression system

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Magach 7A

The Magach 7C is a further development of the Magach 7A and can be distinguished by the shape of the add on armor.