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Tier / Class:
10 MBT
United States
Sophie Wölfli
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
850 (900)
4,574 (5,381)
700 (810) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
780 / 180 / 40
Turret F/S/R:
950 / 520 / 60
Max Speed:
60.00 (70.00) km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.83 (5.59) s
Hull Traverse:
(29.60) 30.90 deg/s
440 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
Turret Traverse Speed:
36.00 deg/s

The XM1A3 is a tier 10 Main Battle Tank originating from the United States, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked with a tier 10 Unlock Token, and is the end of the American MBT line.


  • Heavy armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage
  • Weapon selection: vehicle has several weapon options that you can switch between battles
  • First order ready rack: allows you to fire several round and reloads automatically
  • Gas Turbine : provide a smoother acceleration, compared to an ordinary diesel
  • Modern APFSDSs : are very effective against ERA

Player Recommendations[]

With a choice between devastating burst fire and a powerful single shot cannon, high acceleration, and excellent armor, the XM1A3 is a powerhouse at tier 10. Best used to hold a position or spearhead an assault, the XM1A3 is an excellent MBT. While powerful, the dangers of being caught on the reload do exist, and can be alleviated by sticking with another MBT, such as a T-14 or Merkava 4M.

Pros and Cons[]


  • Excellent gun depression
  • Well sloped and armored turret and upper hull
  • Side ERA protection against HEAT
  • Massive burst damage
  • Highest Alpha Damage of all Tier 10 MBTs along with ATDU with the 140mm
  • Good top speed
  • Good DPM with 140mm
  • Because of the turret ring, the weak spot is relatively smaller, compared to other M1 variants
  • Excellent HEAT Ammo, even better than its APFSDS


  • Longer reload on 120mm magazine
  • Loses speed dramatically when turning
  • Poor Hull Traverse with stock engine
  • Worst Penetration of all Tier 10 MBTs that utilize a 140mm gun (APFSDS)
  • Weak spot, though smaller than that of other M1 variants, still exists

Upgrade Suggestions[]

To help with the poor hull traverse of the XM1A3, upgrading to the 12V883 Turbocharged Diesel Engine should be an early priority. However, as the XM1A3 is defined mostly by its gun, upgrading the firepower, most notably getting the 140mm XM140-2 APFSDS ammunition, should also be an early priority. After that, Active protection systems, particularly the Soft Kill APS should be prioritized as quickly as possible in order to give the Abrams a fighting chance against high tier ATGM's.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Augmented Optics
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit or Improved gun breech v2.

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Ioannis Sanna
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist


XM1A3 Armor Package
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 780/180/40 3rd Gen DU composite with graphite coating 950/520/60 3rd Gen DU composite with graphite coating M-19 & M-32 ERA blocks 50% vs AP, 90% vs CE
The XM1A3 is a prototype modification of the M1A2 series, and the first to use an autoloader. It has the same reinforced, depleted uranium composites of its predecessor, and features composite sideskirts that offer roughly the same survivability.


140mm ATACS Smoothbore Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
140mm XM964 APFSDS AP Stock 855 0m 800mm 0.13° 1,450 m/s 9.8s
140mm XM965 HEAT-MP HEAT Stock 1080 0m 990mm 0.14° 1,425 m/s 9.8s
140mm XM964 (Improved) APFSDS AP 226,210 900 0m 840mm 0.13° 1,500 m/s 9.8s

120mm M256A2 Fastdraw
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
120mm M829A3 APFSDS AP Stock 570 0m 790mm 1,555m/s 0.11° 8.00s 2 1.5s 40.00rd/min
120mm M830A1 HEAT HEAT Stock 720 0m 920mm 1,410m/s 0.12° 8.00s 2 1.5s 40.00rd/min
120mm M829E4 APFSDS AP Stock 600 0m 830mm 1,750m/s 0.11° 8.00s 2 1.5s 40.00rd/min


Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Honeywell AGT-1500 Tiger 1500 hp Gas Turbine Engine Stock Stock 72.00km/h 30.00km/h 5.93s 27.14s 22.32deg/s 8%

MTU MT 883 Ka-501 1630 hp Diesel Engine 41,130 493,195 70.00km/h 36.00km/h 5.46s 29.77s 33.37deg/s 6%


XM1A3 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 65,805 789,120 Increases vehicle HP by 250.

M90 Smoke Grenades 98,710 1,183,670 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.

AN/VLQ-8A Soft Kill APS 135,725 1,627,550 An Active Protection System that has a chance of diverting ATGMs away from the player's vehicle.

Improved Fire Control System 138,810 1,664,540 Reduces aim time by 20%.

Improved Autoloader 334,175 4,007,225 Increases reload speed by 10%.

Improved Suspension 39,585 474,700 Improves handling on rough terrain by 10%

Trophy APS Automatic hard Kill Active Protection System.

Spotting distance: 500m
Number of charges: 6
Reload time: 30 s


Class: Main Battle Tank (Concept)
Developed: N/A
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: N/A
Operators: N/A

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 XM1A3 is hypothetical upgrade to the Abrams series, as envisaged by this game's developers. It is based on the latest M1A2, but includes several experimental systems such as the Fastdraw automatic loading system, but the most important was the XM360 120mm smoothbore gun (initially intended for the cancelled Future Combat System program). Its ballistic properties are, according to available sources, comparable to the M256, but the gun is lighter and slightly longer. Its variant developed specifically for the Abrams is called XM360E1. It is possible that this will indeed be the future weapon of the upgraded Abrams.

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