Zachlam M3 (Tager): Half-Track Abroad

Zachlam M3 (Tager): Half-Track Abroad

The Zachlam M3 (Tager) is an ATGM carrier, domestically developed by Israeli engineers on the basis of the American M3 and M5 halftracks, which were fitted with French SS.11 missiles. This unique new ground vehicle will await tankers in the upcoming Israeli ground forces tree, arriving in War Thunder as part of the next major update!

Zachlam M3 (Tager), anti-tank missile carrier, Israel, rank V

Deadly SS.11 missiles
Good mobility
Lightly armored
Limited number of missiles
In War Thunder, the Zachlam M3 (Tager) will be one of the more unique vehicles awaiting tankers in the upcoming Israeli ground forces tree, arriving to the game as part of the next major update. Compact, nimble and equipped with deadly anti-tank guided missiles, the Zachlam M3 (Tager) represents an interesting Israeli twist on a chassis familiar to most tankers in War Thunder!

What will certainly draw the most attention from a tank commander’s perspective is the Zachlam’s primary and indeed only weapon system, namely the SS.11 missiles or ‘Tager’ as they are known in Israeli service. These first generation guided anti-tank missiles are well familiar to seasoned War Thunder tank commanders as they can be found on a number of vehicles at the higher ranks. While promising a high destructive potential, their effectiveness is highly dependent on the tanker’s gunnery skills due to the missile requiring manual guidance. However, players will be able to research the semi-automatic guidance version of the missile as well.

Furthermore, advanced armor such as ERA or composites significantly reduce the missile’s destructiveness. Nevertheless, a skilled tanker can still make good use of the weapon to severely damage or outright knock out unsuspecting enemies from up to 3.5 km away. In doing so however, commanders should keep in mind that the Zachlam’s ammunition capacity is severely limited though. In fact, the vehicle only carries two additional SS.11 missiles after the four preloaded ones are expended from the launcher, so make your shots count!

Because the Zahlam is based on the familiar M3 halftrack chassis, the vehicle also inherited the good mobility from the American base model. Thanks to its low mass and 143 horsepower engine, the Zachlam can reach a top speed of around 67 km/h on paved roads while only dropping slightly in less hospitable terrain types thanks to its halftrack design. On the other hand, being just a simple APC by design means that the Zahlam can’t boast about its protection. In fact, the vehicle is only sufficiently protected to withstand rifle-caliber fire and shrapnel damage. On the other hand, unlike the base model found in other nations’, the Zachlam’s crew is better protected from air attack as they’re all situated in the armored driver’s cabin in the front portion of the vehicle.

The Zachlam M3 (Tager) will be arriving in War Thunder as part of the upcoming Israeli ground forces tree with the release of the next major update. In the meantime, make sure to keep scanning the horizon for more news as we continue showcasing what else the upcoming update has in store for you. Until then, happy hunting tankers!

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