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The Tank Test Bed is a Tier 9 progression Main Battle Tank under Oscar Faraday's dealership.

History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank (Experimental)
Developed: 1980
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 1
Operators: N/A

The TTB is not a prototype but, as its name suggests, an American test bed for the latest tank development technologies. It was an initial base of the Block III Abrams project, designed to replace the existing Abrams tanks with something capable of defeating any future Soviet tank that was predicted to appear in the 1990s. In its modified Abrams hull, the entire crew of three sat in front (where only the driver would normally be), quite safely hidden behind the thickest armor. Fuel tanks were removed to make place for the extended crew compartment. The crew would use advanced cameras to aim the tank’s weapon systems that were installed in an unmanned turret, located where the standard Abrams turret would normally be. This unmanned turret would be armed with the standard Abrams weapon (although quite modern at that time), the M256 L/44 smoothbore cannon. The gun would be fed automatically from a 44-round carousel magazine under it.

The development of the Block III Abrams ceased after the breakup of the Soviet Union and the entire Block III Abrams program was cancelled. One thing to note about the TTB in Armored Warfare is that it’s not going to be strictly realistic – more like our take on how a Block III Abrams would have looked like if it was produced in the 1980s and upgraded today to match the needs of modern battlefields the same way the Americans are upgrading the existing M1A2 series.

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.
  • Unmanned Turret: This vehicle features a remotely-controlled or low-profile turret that receives reduced damage.
  • Advanced Hydraulic Suspension: This vehicle's advanced hydraulic suspension allows you to tilt its hull to the front, to the rear and to each side for improved gun elevation and depression angles.
  • 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 M829A2 APFSDS APFSDS-DU Stock 540 740[note 1] mm 1,575 m/s 10.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Reload within Magazine: 3.00 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 25 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 120mm M829A3 APFSDS APFSDS-DU Experience.png 840,000[note 2] 570 790[note 3] mm 1,575 m/s 10.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Reload within Magazine: 3.00 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 25 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
3 120mm M830A1 HEAT-MP HEAT-MP Stock 684[note 4] 870 mm 1,410 m/s 10.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.13 °
  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Reload within Magazine: 3.00 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 35 %
4 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 5] 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 °
5 120mm M829A2 Imp. APFSDS APFSDS-DU Stock 555 770[note 6] mm 1,654 m/s 10.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Reload within Magazine: 3.00 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 25 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
6 120mm M829A3 Imp. APFSDS APFSDS-DU Experience.png 840,000[note 2] 585 820[note 7] mm 1,654 m/s 10.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Reload within Magazine: 3.00 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 25 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
7 120mm M830A1 Imp. HEAT-MP HEAT-MP Stock 702[note 8] 895 mm 1,480 m/s 10.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.11 °
  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Reload within Magazine: 3.00 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 35 %

Upgrades[]

Armor[]

TTB Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 905 mm (vs AP)
1,465 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 800 mm (vs AP)
1,725 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 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.
TTB Improved Armor Package
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Experience.png 219,000 Credits .png 2,087,000 905 mm (vs AP)
1,465 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 800 mm (vs AP)
1,725 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite ARAT+ ERA (Gen 3) 55% (vs AP)
80% (vs HEAT)
Third generation ERA offers excellent protection against standard HEAT rounds or warheads, and partial protection against kinetic rounds and tandem HEAT warheads.

Weapon[]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 120mm M256A1 Smoothbore Cannon Stock Stock 1.96 s 10.00 s
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Stats:

  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Reload within Magazine: 3.00 s
  • Burst Fire Rate: 20.00 rd/min
  • Depression/Elevation: -10.0° / 20.0°
  • Depression/Elevation incl. Suspension: -13.0° / 28.0°
Ammo:
120mm M829A2 APFSDS
120mm M829A3 APFSDS
120mm M830A1 HEAT-MP
7.62mm AP
Weapon2 120mm XM360E1 Smoothbore Cannon Experience.png 329,000 Credits .png 3,130,000 2.04 s 10.00 s
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Stats:

  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Reload within Magazine: 3.00 s
  • Burst Fire Rate: 20.00 rd/min
  • Depression/Elevation: -10.0° / 20.0°
  • Depression/Elevation incl. Suspension: -13.0° / 28.0°
Ammo:
120mm M829A2 Imp. APFSDS
120mm M829A3 Imp. APFSDS
120mm M830A1 Imp. 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[note 9] Stock Stock 72 km/h 30 km/h 4.40 s (0 to 32 km/h)
19.08 s (0 to Max Speed)
32.86° 8 %
MTU MT 883 Ka-500 1500 hp Diesel Engine[note 9] Stock Stock 72 km/h 36 km/h 3.96 s (0 to 32 km/h)
22.31 s (0 to Max Speed)
33.26° 8 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner.png
Spall Liner
Experience.png 55,000 Credits .png 522,000 Hit points are increased by 400
Crewshield.png
Armored Crew Compartment
Experience.png 657,000 Credits .png 4,174,000 Damage to Crew reduced by 50%
Smokegrenades.png
M82 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Recharge time: 35s
Duration: 10s
Smokegrenades.png
M90 Smoke Grenades
Experience.png 27,000 Credits .png 261,000 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
Softkillaps.png
AN/VLQ-8A Soft Kill APS
Experience.png 274,000 Credits .png 2,609,000 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°
Hardkillaps.png
Trophy Hard Kill APS
Experience.png 1,370,000 Credits .png 7,827,000 Automatic Hard Kill APS
Target Acquisition Range: 500m
Charges: 6
Cooldown: 30s
Angle of Effect: 360°
Gunstabilizer.png
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Experience.png 110,000 Credits .png 1,043,000 Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Gunstabilizer.png
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Gunnersight.png
Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Torsionbars.png
Improved Torsion bars
Experience.png 82,000 Credits .png 783,000 Suspension durability increased by 40%
Improvedsuspension.png
Improved Suspension
Experience.png 164,000 Credits .png 1,565,000 Movement speed on off-road surfaces is increased by 20%
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Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 86.5%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 71.6%

Abilities[]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Time
Duration Cooldown More
Info
a Ability Suspension.png
Dynamic Suspension
Stock N/A 0.25 s N/A N/A
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Description:
This vehicle can lower its suspension to become stealthier and more accurate at the cost of mobility and vision range. Additionally, it can also tilt its hull to improve its gun depression and elevation angles.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.
o Ability Override.png
Top Speed
Experience.png 492,000 Acceleration: +200%
Max Speed: +5%
Hull Traverse Rate: +50%
Camo Penalty from Motion: +50%
N/A 20 s 60 s
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Description:
Temporarily improves your vehicle's acceleration, maximum speed and hull traverse values at the cost of increased camouflage penalty for movement. In other words, activating this ability makes your vehicle easier to spot when moving.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.

Footnotes[]

  1. 740 mm at 150m;
    555 mm at 500m
  2. 2.0 2.1 Also unlocks 120mm M829A3 Imp. APFSDS for 120mm XM360E1 Smoothbore Cannon
  3. 790 mm at 150m;
    593 mm at 500m
  4. 86 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  5. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
  6. 770 mm at 150m;
    578 mm at 500m
  7. 820 mm at 150m;
    615 mm at 500m
  8. 88 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  9. 9.0 9.1 Honeywell AGT-1500C 1500 hp Gas Turbine Engine and MTU MT 883 Ka-500 1500 hp Diesel Engine are mutually exclusive; equipping one upgrade will unequip the other.
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