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M1A1 Abrams
M1A1 Abrams
Tier / Class:
United States
Sophie Wölfli
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
508 (570)
2,822 (3,518)
540 (650) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
400 / 180 / 40
Turret F/S/R:
500 / 230 / 40
Max Speed:
66.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.53 s
Hull Traverse:
31.30 deg/s
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
Turret Traverse Speed:
35.00 deg/s

The M1A1 Abrams is a tier 7 Main Battle Tank originating from the United States, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the M1 Abrams, and leads to the M1A2 Abrams.


  • Heavy armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage
  • Gas Turbine : provide a smoother acceleration, compared to an ordinary diesel

Player Recommendations[]

Continuing the legacy of the M1 Abrams, the M1A1 is a modernized variant featuring increased firepower and protection. While not as mobile as the M1 Abrams, it compensates with much more effective protection against HEAT ammunition, and a more powerful gun. A jack of all trades, the M1A1's excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and protection makes it a very capable flanker and brawler.

Pros and Cons[]


  • Excellent gun depression
  • Well sloped and armored turret
  • Side ERA protection against HEAT


  • Mediocre stock damage and penetration
  • Armor protection is average until the Heavy Common upgrade is installed

Upgrade Suggestions[]

The M1A1 Abrams has a significant number of armor upgrades, which should be researched early to improve protection.  Another focus should be armament improvements, as the upgraded APFSDS dramatically increases damage output.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Augmented Optics
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Juan Carlos, to improve the aim speed and crew stats
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation


M1A1 Abrams Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 400/180/40 Chobham composite (Late) 500/230/40 Chobham composite (Late) None
The first full-spectrum improvement over the original M1, the defensive strengths of this vehicle and its frontal composite armor are overall reinforced. Alongside various other system upgrades, this vehicle is globally superior in armor, without losing any of the advantages in mobility that the Abrams series has enjoyed.

Heavy Common
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
28,835 393,160 635/180/40 2nd Gen DU composite 700/350/40 2nd Gen DU composite None
Composite armor along the frontal arc of the turret and hull is reinforced with depleted uranium backplates, offering a significant increase in kinetic and HEAT protection.

Heavy Common Package with ERA
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
39,320 536,125 635/180/40 2nd Gen DU composite 700/350/40 2nd Gen DU composite M-19 ERA System 10% vs AP, 70% vs CE
Cage armor defends the rear of the engine against ATGMs, while the hull is further protected by advanced ERA bricks on the sides, mildly reducing kinetic penetration and reducing HEAT charges by several hundred millimeters when detonated.


120mm M256A1 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
120mm XM827 APFSDS AP Stock 508 0m 540mm 0.12° 1,650 m/s 10.80s
120mm M830 HEAT-MP HEAT 41,450 520 0m 600mm 0.14° 1,140 m/s 10.80s
120mm M829A1 APFSDS AP 40,955 570 0m 650mm 0.12° 1,575 m/s 10.80s


Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Honeywell AGT-1500C Gas Turbine Engine Stock Stock 66.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.53s {{{0-max}}} 31.30deg/s {{{firechance}}}


M1A1 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 10,485 142,970 Increases vehicle HP by 250.

M90 Smoke Grenades 15,725 214,450 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.

Improved Gun Stabilizer 26,210 357,415 Enhances accuracy while on the move by 20%.

Improved Ready Racks 61,765 842,165 Increases reload speed by 10%.

Improved Tracks 5,405 73,715 Improves acceleration, top speeds, and traverse speeds on rough terrain and makes the tracks harder to destroy.


Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1981-1984
Service: 1986+
Vehicles Built: cca 5000
Operators: USA, Australia, Egypt, Iraq, 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".

This is the main and, at the same time, the most iconic version of the Abrams. The main difference to its predecessor was that the original 105mm M68A1 rifled gun was replaced by a 120mm smoothbore gun called M256. With it, the tank's firepower increased considerably and around two thousand MBTs of this type utterly decimated the Iraqi forces deployed during the Gulf War. The ease, with which one of the most powerful armies of the Middle East had been decimated, caused a major shock in both China and Russia, launching a new round of MBT development worldwide. Despite its qualities, the Abrams was never widely exported. More than a thousand vehicles ended in Egypt, but as the NATO service goes, the Leopard 2 MBT has been considerably more successful.

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