Class: Light Tank (Prototype)
V ehicles Built: 1-2
This vehicle’s name stands for Mobile Protected Firepower, which is a U.S. Army program to replace the aging Stryker platform as the Strykers are to be decommissioned in the coming years. U.S. Airborne forces clearly need a highly mobile fire support platform, which effectively calls for a reincarnation of the old Light Tank concept that ended in active service with the M551 Sheridan.
Two companies answered the call – BAE Land Systems with its prototype based on the old M8 Thunderbolt II Light Tank, and General Dynamics with a Light Tank based on the Griffin demonstrator. The Armored Warfare MPF Light Tank version represents the latter. General Dynamics unveiled a single prototype in 2019 and the tank is currently undergoing trials. Despite some rumors, neither its hull nor its turret is based on the Abrams, although the prototype’s internal turret layout is similar to that of the M1A2 MBT, making it easier to train crews. The technology used in its design is fairly conventional with the primary armament being a 105mm low recoil gun.
The Armored Warfare version has been updated a bit compared to the real-life prototype and features NERA armor, Iron Fist APS and an experimental 120mm smoothbore cannon, which should in theory be able to fit in the turret.
- Stealthy: This vehicle does not lose any camouflage when moving at any speed, which is handy primarily for scouting.
- Hydraulic Suspension: This vehicle's hydraulic suspension allows you to tilt its hull to the front and to the rear for improved gun elevation and depression angles.
- NERA: This vehicle's ablative armor provides additional protection, but deteriorates with each hit it takes.
- Modern APS: This vehicle's advanced Active Protection System can destroy not only incoming ATGMs, but also other types of shells.
|120mm DM63A1 APFSDS||APFSDS||Stock||600||850[note 1] mm||1654 m/s||5.00 s|
|120mm M325 HEAT-MP||HEAT-MP||Stock||720[note 2]||950 mm||1480 m/s||5.00 s|
|7.62mm AP||AP||Stock||8||18[note 3] mm||855 m/s||5.00 s|
|XP Cost||Credit Cost||Hull
|Stock||Stock||705 mm (vs AP)
900 mm (vs HEAT)
|Steel||890 mm (vs AP)
1765 mm (vs HEAT)
|Composite||Non-Explosive Reactive Armor||0% (vs AP)|
0% (vs HEAT)
|This vehicle's steel body is relatively thin by itself, but it is covered by additional NERA modules. NERA modules offer excellent protection at the beginning of a match, but their protection levels decrease with damage taken.|
|Name||XP Cost||Credit Cost||Aim Time||Reload Time||More Info|
|120mm XM291 Smoothbore Cannon||Stock||Stock||1.60 s||5.00 s|
120mm DM63A1 APFSDS
120mm M325 HEAT-MP
|Name||XP Cost||Credit Cost||Max Speed||Reverse Speed||Forward
|Hull Traverse||Fire Chance|
|Cummins ACE 1000 hp Diesel Engine||Stock||Stock||80 km/h||35 km/h||4.00 s (0 to 32 km/h)
22.34 s (0 to Max Speed)
|Name||XP Cost||Credit Cost||Description||Notes|
|Stock||Stock||Hit points are increased by 150|
Iron Fist APS
|Stock||Stock||Automatic Hard Kill APS
Target Acquisition Range: 400m
Angle of Effect: 360°
M90 Smoke Grenades
|Stock||Stock||Comes with 8 charges in total
Magazine capacity: 2 charges
Takes 3s to recharge
Magazine reload time: 25s
Improved Stabilizer Drives
|Stock||Stock||Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 40%|
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
|Stock||Stock||Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.|
Improved Cooling System
|Stock||Stock||Camouflage factor is increased by 2%
Enemy Thermal Sights effectiveness is reduced by 30%
Reinforced Transmission for Light Tanks
|Stock||Stock||Maximum Speed: +15 km/h||[note 4]|
|Stock||Stock||Mobility (Light Terrain): 90.4%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 76.6%