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M1A2 Abrams
M1A2 Abrams
Tier / Class:
United States
Sophie Wölfli
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
570 (580)
3,166 (3,580)
650 (700) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
600 / 180 / 40
Turret F/S/R:
750 / 400 / 40
Max Speed:
63.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.69 s
Hull Traverse:
31.10 deg/s
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
Turret Traverse Speed:
35.00 deg/s

The M1A2 Abrams is a tier 8 Main Battle Tank originating from the United States, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the M1A1 Abrams, unlocks a tier 9 Unlock Token, which can be used on the CRAB, B1 Draco, B1 Centauro 120, Leopard 2A6, or M1A2C Abrams and leads to the M1 TTB.


  • 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 M1A2 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 M1A2's excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and protection makes it a very capable flanker and brawler.

Pros and Cons[]


  • Excellent gun depression
  • Excellent frontal armor with the armor upgrade can even withstand Tier 10 ATGM fire
  • ERA protection against HEAT


  • Poor stock DPM
  • Soft kill APS is somewhat useless, because higher tier ATGMs can't be easily blocked.

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Like the M1A1, the M1A2 Abrams has a significant number of armor upgrades which should be researched early to improve protection. Unlocking the Soft Kill APS improves protection against the significant threat of ATGM fire.  Upgrades to the firepower slightly improve gun capability, but unless a player is finding stock firepower to be insufficient, it should be researched later.

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


M1A2 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 700/180/40 2nd Gen DU composite 750/400/40 2nd Gen DU composite None
The M1A2 comes stock with the same depleted uranium as the top end M1A1, offering massive protection across the front, with an option for even further bolstering through additional armor packages.

SEP Armor Package
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
53,380 705,100 730/180/75 3rd Gen DU composite with graphite coating 800/400/60 3rd Gen DU composite with graphite coating None
The SEP package heavily reinforces the stock depleted uranium panels, offering a measurable increase in frontal protection sufficient to defend against even the most modern of ATGMs and penetrators.

Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
72,790 961,500 730/180/75 3rd Gen DU composite with graphite coating 800/400/60 3rd Gen DU composite with graphite coating M-19 ERA System 20% vs AP, 75% vs CE
ERA on both sides of the hull significantly increases protection against ATGM and HEAT charges on the field.


120mm M256A1 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
120mm M829A1 APFSDS AP Stock 570 0m 650mm 0.11° 1,575 m/s 10.80s
120mm M830A1 HEAT-MP HEAT 76,730 550 0m 700mm 0.12° 1,410 m/s 10.80s
120mm M829A2 APFSDS AP 75,820 580 0m 700mm 0.11° 1,680 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 1500hp Gas Turbine Engine Stock Stock 63.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.69s {{{0-max}}} 31.10deg/s {{{firechance}}}


M1A2 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 19,410 256,400 Increases vehicle HP by 250.

M90 Smoke Grenades 29,115 384,600 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.

AN/VLQ-8A Soft Kill APS 40,035 528,830 An Active Protection System that has a chance of diverting ATGMs away from the player's vehicle.

Improved Gun Stabilizer 48,520 641,000 Enhances accuracy while on the move by 20%.

Improved Ready Racks 114,340 1,510,360 Increases reload speed by 10%.

Improved Tracks 10,010 132,210 Improves acceleration, top speeds, and traverse speeds on rough terrain and makes the tracks harder to destroy.


Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1988-1992
Service: 1992+
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.


M1A2 Abrams Liberty Alpha

M1A2 Abrams Nomad

  • M1A2 Abrams Liberty Alpha
  • M1A2 Abrams Nomad

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