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The M1A1 Abrams Storm is a Tier 7 special premium Main Battle Tank under Sophie Wölfli's dealership.

History[]

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.

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.
  • Mine Plow: This vehicle's plow increases its ramming damage and grants additional hull protection.
  • 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 6.70 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-MP HEAT-MP Stock 612[note 2] 700 mm 1140 m/s 6.70 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[]

Reinforced Armor with Abrams Reactive Armor Tiles
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 825 mm (vs AP)
1150 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 930 mm (vs AP)
1830 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 6.70 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-1500C 1500 hp Gas Turbine Engine Stock Stock 72 km/h 30 km/h 5.89 s (0 to 32 km/h)
27.17 s (0 to Max Speed)
33.30° 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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Dozer Blade
Stock Stock Ramming damage increased by 100%
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M90 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 8 charges
Takes 25s to recharge
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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Upgraded FCS Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
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Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
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Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 87.8%
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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