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The XM1 is a Tier 6 special premium Main Battle Tank

History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank (Prototype)
Developed: 1972-1976
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 1
Operators: N/A

After the MBT-70 fiasco, the U.S. military changed its approach. Instead of requesting vehicles featuring bleeding edge technology, the focus shifted towards affordable vehicles good enough to ensure battlefield supremacy without being as expensive as the MBT-70. And so the M1 program was born. The first prototypes of the XM1 were delivered by Chrysler Defense and General Motors in 1976. Both were armed with a M68 105mm rifled cannon, which was a license-produced variant of the Royal Ordnance L7, one of the best NATO weapons of that time. However, the General Motors vehicle was powered by a diesel engine, while the Chrysler Defense prototype was powered by a newly-developed turbine engine.

Chrysler had a lot of experience designing turbines, ever since the 1950s, and was confident in the superior abilities of this new propulsion type. Turbine-propelled tanks were nothing new, some of the first attempts date back to World War Two, but the Abrams and the T-80 were the first tanks to use the turbine on a mass-produced scale. Following comparative trials with a special Leopard 2 variant (Leopard 2AV), Chrysler's XM1 was selected as the future U.S. Army Main Battle Tank. It was named after General Creighton Abrams, who commanded American armored forces in both World War Two and the Vietnam War. This XM1 model is based on the General Motors prototype. A single vehicle was built and tested in 1976.

Vehicle Traits[]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • HESH Rounds: This vehicle can fire special Squash Head rounds. These are extremely effective against angled armor that is typical for Soviet tanks.
  • 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 105mm M774 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 410 610[note 1] mm 1509 m/s 5.30 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.09 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 25 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 105mm M393A2 HEP HEP Stock 360 450 mm 760 m/s 5.30 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.11 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 200 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 15 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 15 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 35 %
  • Spall Threshold: 137 mm
3 105mm M456A1 HEAT HEAT Stock 530 730 mm 1178 m/s 5.30 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
4 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 2] 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[]

XM1 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 610 mm (vs AP)
905 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 985 mm (vs AP)
2110 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.

Weapon[]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 105mm M68 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 1.50 s 5.30 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -10.0° / 20.0°
Ammo:
105mm M774 APFSDS
105mm M393A2 HEP
105mm M456A1 HEAT
7.62mm AP

Engine[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Honeywell AGT-1500 1500 hp Gas Turbine Engine Stock Stock 77 km/h 30 km/h 4.50 s (0 to 32 km/h)
19.65 s (0 to Max Speed)
40.02° 8 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
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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 Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
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Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
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Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.2%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 73.6%

Footnotes[]

  1. 610 mm at 150m;
    458 mm at 500m
  2. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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