WoT Supertest – M48A2 Räumpanzer

Hey, tankers!

Three Tier VIII vehicles are about to enter the Supertest. Let’s take a glimpse at what each of them are like before they hit the proving ground.

M48A2 Räumpanzer

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And finally, a new German medium tank, M48A2 Räumpanzer, is ready for the proving grounds of the Supertest.

A variant of the American Patton, this German boasts excellent frontal armor for a medium (up to 254 mm in the turret and 152 mm in the hull). In addition, its most noticeable feature, the shovel in front of the lower glacis plate, is in fact a screen which further improves the armor of this vehicle. Another of its strengths is survivability, all thanks to its 1450 HP. But for such great armor and HP, a price must be paid; this price is in its mobility. This German medium has a max speed of 40 km/h and a power-to-weight ratio of 13 hp per ton. On top of this, the tank has a traverse speed of 35 deg/s and a turret traverse speed of 30 deg/s.

Now let’s get down to the gun. This 90-mm armament boasts good penetration: 205 mm for a standard shell and 255 for an APCR. You’ll be able to get off 6.9 shots per minute dealing 240 damage per shot. The weapon stabilization is pretty decent, the aiming time is just 2 seconds and has a dispersion of 0.44 m at 100 m. What else are we forgetting? Oh yes, its gun depression is 9 degrees.

The M48A2 Räumpanzer behaves like a hybrid of a medium and a heavy on the battlefield. If necessary, this medium can survive a blow that would put another ally vehicle out of action. Plus, its gun allows for dealing regular damage (instead of high one-shot damage) and can be used to immobilize enemies, turning them into sitting Credit and XP piñatas.

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16 thoughts on “WoT Supertest – M48A2 Räumpanzer

  1. so the Germans get a M48 in the same tier as the M26? yep, completely balanced, stronger armor and stronger gun (although the Pershing top gun should be improved to match since it did IRL)

    this is becoming way too bad

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      1. don’t know how that is related since my point is not it being a M48 BUT the M48 being suitable for Tier 8 as a premium, regardless of which TT it is in, but not suitable as a progression tank at the same tier

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  2. Gun stats can be tuned and reload speed and especially accuracy should be buffed, as well as health (this one by a little). Otherwise, it’s arguably a better SuperPershing – cupola aside, the turret is far better than SP’s, as it has no other weakspots, and it has much higher hp/t (iirc SP is below 10 which is embarrassing for a medium).

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  3. With this community there seems to be no middle ground anymore. It’s either “completely OP” or “bad”/”useless”. Oh no! A tank with 250mm turretarmor at tier 8 has a cupola? How dare they put a weakspot on a new tank to make it balanced! There was a time most tier 10 mediums had far worse turrets than this…

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    1. This. I played the M4 49 and everyone and their mamma knows about the cupola weakspot, and I still got plenty of Steel Wall achievements anyway since other than the cupola, the frontal arc of the tank is Tier 9 stuff (hull is from the M4 51). With the M48A2 it will be the same thing.

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  4. Of the three T8 tanks revealed, only this one interests me. I have a bit of a soft spot for the Patton and I hated the fact that the iconic M60 is a CW only reward. This should make up for it. That bulldozer blade just needs to go.

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    1. well, the true iconic M60 is the M60A1 with the improved/streamlined turret, the CW reward is the original M60, that means we can still have a researchable M60 in the game IF they want to add it

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