XM1

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XM1
XM1
Details
Tier / Class:
6 MBT
Nation:
United States
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Cost:
3,250 gold
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
450
DPM:
3,246
Penetration:
440 mm
Hit Points:
2,475
Hull F/S/R:
360 / 95 / 45
Turret F/S/R:
500 / 256 / 60
Max Speed:
72.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
5.86 s
Hull Traverse:
28.20 deg/s
Camouflage:
10%
Vision:
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.12°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / 0.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
36.00 deg/s

The XM1 is a tier 6 Premium Main Battle Tank originating from the United States. It can be purchased from Sophie Wölfli for 3,250 Gold. The XM1 was originally a tier 6 progression vehicle that was replaced by the M1 Abrams in Balance 2.0.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy armor: this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • HESH: can even penetrate armor with large hit angles
  • Gas Turbine : provide a smoother acceleration, compared to an ordinary diesel

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

With good armor, high mobility, and a decent gun, the XM1 is a jack of all trades MBT capable of pushing a flank, brawling, or going hull down effectively. An excellent 0-32 kph acceleration and top speed allow it to maneuver much more rapidly than other tier 6 tanks, and while the 105mm may not be as powerful as the 120mm or 125mm guns of its counterparts, the rate of fire can partially compensate for this.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Good mobility
  • Strong turret armor
  • Excellent gun depression

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Mediocre gun
  • Turret ring weak spot is very exposed
  • Protection against ATGMs is less effective than that of the regular M1

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Improved Gun Breech

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Sabrina Washington
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off Road Driving
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Preparation/Explosive Shells

Armor[edit | edit source]

XM1 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 360/95/45 Composite 500/256/60 Composite None
The XM1 was an early test-bed for the M1 Abrams line. It possesses the first attempts at Chobham mounting throughout the front and a well sloped turret that give it substantial resistance to anti-tank fire.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

105mm M68 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
105mm M774 APFSDS AP Stock 450 440mm 0.12° 1,509 m/s 8.70s
105mm M456A1 HEAT HEAT Stock 450 450mm 0.13° 1,178 m/s 8.70s
105mm M393A2 HEP HE Stock 445 270mm 0.14° 760 m/s 8.70s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Honeywell AGT-1500C 1500hp Gas Turbine Engine Stock Stock 72.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.86s {{{0-max}}} 28.20deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • XM1 Fox

History[edit | edit source]

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.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • XM1 FOX
The XM1 FOX, a Premium variant that was purchasable from 28 September to 8 October 2017

See also[edit | edit source]