Class: Main Battle Tank
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.
- 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.
|120mm M829A1 APFSDS||APFSDS||Stock||510||690[note 1] mm||1575 m/s||6.26 s|
|120mm M830 HEAT||HEAT-MP||Stock||612[note 2]||760 mm||1140 m/s||6.26 s|
|7.62mm AP||AP||Stock||8||18[note 3] mm||855 m/s||5.00 s|
|XP Cost||Credit Cost||Hull
|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.|
|Name||XP Cost||Credit Cost||Aim Time||Reload Time||More Info|
|120mm M256A1 Smoothbore Cannon||Stock||Stock||1.96 s||6.26 s|
120mm M829A1 APFSDS
120mm M830 HEAT-MP
|Name||XP Cost||Credit Cost||Max Speed||Reverse Speed||Forward
|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)
- 690 mm at 150m;
518 mm at 500m
- 77 for Non-Penetrating Hits
- 18 mm at 100m;
9 mm at 1000m