Class: Main Battle Tank
Vehicles Built: cca 2500
Operators: USA, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia
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 M1A2 is the third and final major production version of the Abrams from 1992. The tank received considerably thicker frontal armor with Depleted Uranium inlays, making it, at the time, resistant to pretty much anything the Russians could have fielded. The tank also received an independent thermal imager for its commander (known as the CITV) and, along with it, the ability for the tank to engage two targets in rapid succession. Most of the existing M1A2s were upgraded from the older Abrams models and a few hundred were also exported to America's allies in the Middle East. In U.S. service, the Abrams has been upgraded over the 1990s and 2000s with new electronics, a RCWS, upgraded transmission and the ability to carry an urban fighting kit known as TUSK with ERA elements.
- 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 2] mm||1575 m/s||6.70 s|
|120mm M829A2 APFSDS||APFSDS||75,820||540||740[note 3] mm||1680 m/s||6.70 s|
|120mm M830A1 HEAT-MP||HEAT-MP||76,730||648[note 4]||810 mm||1410 m/s||6.70 s|
|7.62mm AP||AP||Stock||8||18[note 5] mm||855 m/s||5.00 s|
|XP Cost||Credit Cost||Hull
|Stock||Stock||865 mm (vs AP)
1205 mm (vs HEAT)
|Composite||970 mm (vs AP)
1995 mm (vs HEAT)
|Steel Layers with Air Gaps||N/A||N/A vs AP|
N/A 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.|
|Name||XP Cost||Credit Cost||Aim Time||Reload Time||More Info|
|120mm M256A1 Smoothbore Cannon||Stock||Stock||1.96 s||6.70 s|
120mm M29A1 APFSDS
120mm M829A2 APFSDS
120mm M830A1 HEAT-MP
|Name||XP Cost||Credit Cost||Max Speed||Reverse Speed||Forward
|Hull Traverse||Fire Chance|
|Honeywell AGT-1500C 1500 hp Gas Turbine Engine||Stock||Stock||72 km/h||30 km/h||5.93 s (0 to 32 km/h)
21.41 s (0 to Max Speed)