M1A1 Abrams

From Armored Warfare Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
M1A1 Abrams
M1A1 Abrams
Tier / Class:
United States
Sophie Wölfli
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
508 (570)
2,822 (3,518)
540 (650) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
400 / 180 / 40
Turret F/S/R:
500 / 230 / 40
Max Speed:
66.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.53 s
Hull Traverse:
31.30 deg/s
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
Turret Traverse Speed:
35.00 deg/s

The M1A1 Abrams is a tier 7 Main Battle Tank originating from the United States, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the M1 Abrams, and leads to the M1A2 Abrams.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Continuing the legacy of the M1 Abrams, the M1A1 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 M1A1's excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and protection makes it a very capable flanker and brawler.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent gun depression
  • Well sloped and armored turret
  • Side ERA protection against HEAT

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Mediocre stock damage and penetration
  • Armor protection is average until the Heavy Common upgrade is installed

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

The M1A1 Abrams has a significant number of armor upgrades, which should be researched early to improve protection.  Another focus should be armament improvements, as the upgraded APFSDS dramatically increases damage output.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Augmented Optics
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Armor[edit | edit source]

M1A1 Abrams Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 400/180/40 Chobham composite (Late) 500/230/40 Chobham composite (Late) None
The first full-spectrum improvement over the original M1, the defensive strengths of this vehicle and its frontal composite armor are overall reinforced. Alongside various other system upgrades, this vehicle is globally superior in armor, without losing any of the advantages in mobility that the Abrams series has enjoyed.

Heavy Common
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
28,835 393,160 635/180/40 2nd Gen DU composite 700/350/40 2nd Gen DU composite None
Composite armor along the frontal arc of the turret and hull is reinforced with depleted uranium backplates, offering a significant increase in kinetic and HEAT protection.

Heavy Common Package with ERA
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
39,320 536,125 635/180/40 2nd Gen DU composite 700/350/40 2nd Gen DU composite M-19 ERA System 10% vs AP, 70% vs CE
Cage armor defends the rear of the engine against ATGMs, while the hull is further protected by advanced ERA bricks on the sides, mildly reducing kinetic penetration and reducing HEAT charges by several hundred millimeters when detonated.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

120mm M256A1 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
120mm XM827 APFSDS AP Stock 508 540mm 0.12° 1,650 m/s 10.80s
120mm M830 HEAT-MP HEAT 41,450 520 600mm 0.14° 1,140 m/s 10.80s
120mm M829A1 APFSDS AP 40,955 570 650mm 0.12° 1,575 m/s 10.80s

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
Honeywell AGT-1500C Gas Turbine Engine Stock Stock 66.00km/h 6.53s 31.30deg/s

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

M1A1 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 10,485 142,970 Increases vehicle HP by 250.

M90 Smoke Grenades 15,725 214,450 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.

Improved Gun Stabilizer 26,210 357,415 Enhances accuracy while on the move by 20%.

Improved Ready Racks 61,765 842,165 Increases reload speed by 10%.

Improved Tracks 5,405 73,715 Improves acceleration, top speeds, and traverse speeds on rough terrain and makes the tracks harder to destroy.

History[edit | edit source]

Developed by the United States, this main battle tank was created as an upgrade to the M1 Abrams, offering enhanced maneuverability, firepower, and protection. With approximately 6,000 M1A1’s produced between 1986 and 1992, it has proven to be a popular choice with operators all over the world. With an extensive service record, the vehicle has primarily faced combat in Western Asia.

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]