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The M1A1 AIM is a Tier 8 special premium Main Battle Tank under Sophie Wölfli's dealership.

History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1997
Service: 1997+
Vehicles Built: cca 4000
Operators: USA, Australia, Morocco

The Abrams Main Battle Tank is the current service MBT of the U.S. Army and several other countries. It was developed in the 1970s to replace the aging Patton series in American service. Unlike the failed MBT-70 project, the downfall of which was the widespread use of experimental technologies along with an extremely high price tag, the Abrams was designed to use modern but affordable and reliable components. What made it different from the Patton series was the use of Chobham composite armor and a gas turbine for propulsion, earning it the nickname "Whispering Death".

The M1A1 AIM (Abrams Integrated Management) is an improved version of the main and, at the same time, the most iconic version of the Abrams. Between 1997 and 2012, some 4000 U.S. service tanks were basically overhauled to a brand-new condition and upgraded with a new Forward-Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) sensor suite, an external infantry phone, a thermal imager for the 12.7mm heavy machinegun and some new communication equipment. Variants of this vehicle with and without Depleted Uranium armor inlays exist. Australia purchase 59 of these vehicles in 2006 and Morocco purchased a similar variant called M1A1 SA in 2015.

Vehicle Traits[]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Heavy Weapon: This vehicle carries one of the largest weapons around with significantly increased damage per shot.
  • Gas Turbine: This vehicle is powered by a gas turbine, providing smoother acceleration compared to an ordinary diesel.

Ammunition[]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 120mm M829A1 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 510 690[note 1] mm 1575 m/s 6.26 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 25 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 120mm M830 HEAT HEAT-MP Stock 612[note 2] 760 mm 1140 m/s 6.26 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.13 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
3 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 3] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[]

Armor[]

M1A1 HC Armor with ERA
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 865 mm (vs AP)
1205 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 990 mm (vs AP)
1970 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps M19 ARAT-1 ERA (Gen 2) 20% (vs AP)
80% (vs HEAT)
This MBT's front is protected by composite armor. Composite armor consists of combined layers of steel and other material and offers excellent protection against HEAT shells and ATGMs. Its steel sides and rear are considerably more vulnerable. The second generation ERA kit offers excellent protection against standard HEAT rounds or warheads, and marginal protection against kinetic rounds.

Weapon[]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 120mm M256A1 Smoothbore Cannon Stock Stock 1.96 s 6.26 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -10.0° / 20.0°
Ammo:
120mm M829A1 APFSDS
120mm M830 HEAT-MP
7.62mm AP

Engine[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Honeywell AGT-1500 1500 hp Gas Turbine Engine Stock Stock 72 km/h 30 km/h 5.89 s (0 to 32 km/h)
27.21 s (0 to Max Speed)
33.43° 8 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
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Spall Liner
Stock Stock Hit points are increased by 400
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AN/VLQ-8A Soft Kill APS
Stock Stock Automatic Soft Kill APS
Target Acquisition Range: 300m
Effective Range: 300m
Multiplier to ATGM's Standard Noise: x 7
Additional ATGM Noise Penalty: 3.5
Penalty to ATGM Agility: x0.65
Angle of Effect: 360°
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M90 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
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Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
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Improved Loading Mechanism
Stock Stock Rate of fire is increased by 7%
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Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
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Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
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Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 87.6%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 73.1%

Footnotes[]

  1. 690 mm at 150m;
    518 mm at 500m
  2. 77 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  3. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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