|M1 rank||Warrant Officer 2|
|M2 rank||Lieutenant Colonel|
|The real magnum opus of tank-building mastery. The biggest calibre that can be fit on a tank hull, creating the most powerful blast. It sports the longest barrel of any turret and has the biggest recoil control. Its recoil can easily overturn a light tank. There is nothing in this howitzer that cannot be considered «the best». However, the targeting system is incredibly demanding. Due to the huge calibre, the turret needs to be welded to the tank hull. As a result, the Magnum is unable to rotate horizontally. Additionally, the turrets projectiles follow a hyperbolic trajectory, making it very hard to calculate where the shot will land. However, once mastered, this machine will allow you to hit enemies in unreachable hidden places, and at any distance. To land the perfect shot, you will need an intuitive knowledge of the Theory of Strength of Materials, mathematical analysis, thermodynamics, theory on the function of complex variables, and of course ballistics. If all else fails shoot directly upwards and run away before the shell comes back from the stratosphere and annihilates you and everyone around you.|
Magnum (originally referred to as the "artillery turret") is a long-range turret in Tanki Online. It shoots projectiles that travel in a ballistic trajectory.
Magnum is a long-range turret, which fires high-damage projectiles. The projectiles are shot in a parabolic path, and therefore can hit beyond large obstacles- an ability that is not shared by most turrets. However, this requires no obstacles (such as ceilings or bridges) block the path that the projectiles follow.
The turret itself does not rotate, and selecting the horizontal aiming requires rotating the hull itself. Using the turret rotation keys increases or lowers the angle at which the projectile is fired, and therefore changes the shape and size of the trajectory path. The current angle of the barrel, and the angle from the previous shot, are displayed on both sides of the turret.
The projectile itself is fired by pressing and releasing the space bar. While the space bar is still being pressed, the yellow progress bar gradually gets reduced, and the velocity of the projectile is determined by how long the space bar has been pressed.
Magnum also has two main visual effects. The first is a recoil animation of the barrel. The other one is its 3D model in light, heavy and medium hulls, which varies. These effects, which make it the second turret with a special animation in the game (after Vulcan's rotation animation), were revealed in episode 124 of the Tanki V-Log.
Pros and Cons
- Very high damage and impact force
- Projectile can hit beyond obstacles
- Explosion radius can damage multiple enemies
- Very low firerate
- Horizontal can only be provided by the hull
- Barrel angle and projectile velocity must be properly calculated in order to hit the desired target. If missed and a second shot is required, the low rate of fire also means that the enemies can have enough time to move somewhere safe
- Can deal self-damage
- Not efficient for close-range combat
Magnum's long range, and its ability to hit around large obstacles, makes it a good option in very large maps, whenever a certain area needs to be cleared out of enemies. This can be very useful to capture an enemy point in Control Points, or in Capture The Flag, if an enem tank posesses the team's flag in the enemy camp, and must be destroyed.
Magnum was released on March 23, 2017, at 02:00 UTC. On the 24th or 25th of March, its garage description was changed from "Artillery"; however, unlike other items, its description did not include a link to the Tanki Wiki.
Table of Characteristics
Sources and references
|Turrets||Firebird • Freeze • Isida • Hammer • Twins • Ricochet • Smoky • Vulcan • Thunder • Striker • Railgun • Shaft|
|Hulls||Wasp • Hornet • Hunter • Viking • Dictator • Titan • Mammoth|
|XT items||Smoky XT • Firebird XT • Thunder XT • Railgun XT • Wasp XT • Hornet XT • Viking XT • Vulcan XT • Mammoth XT|
|Supplies||Repair Kit • Double Armor • Double Damage • Speed Boost • Mine|