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The M1 Abrams is a family of Main Battle Tanks that have made appearances in ArmA: Cold War Assault, ArmA: Armed Assault, and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Cold War Assault Edit

M1A1
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Faction United States
Type Heavy Tank
Seats 3 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 1× Commander
Item capacity Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 50× Magazines
Top speed ~ 72 km/h
Fuel capacity 700 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× Cannon 120 mm
Secondary armament Coaxial:
  • 1× M2 .50 HMG
Variants None
Games
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The M1A1 is a Heavy Tank that is exclusively used by U.S. military forces in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview Edit

  • Role:
    • Direct fire and maneuver
« Designed and built for the dangers of modern ground warfare, the M1A1 includes many features, which enhance its deadly offensive and enhanced defensive capabilities: Battlefield Override, NBC (Nuclear Biological Chemical), Overpressure system, Position Location Reporting Systems and Deep Water Fording Kit. 120mm main gun is capable of engagement ranges up to 4km, uses many kinds of ammunition and has a hit/kill ratio that equals or surpasses any other modern main battle tank.
Vehicle Description
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Design Edit

Highly mobile and adapted for use in mounted warfare, the M1A1 is a heavily armed and well-protected heavy tank that was used by the U.S. military at the height of the Cold War.

Armament
It is armed with a 120 mm smoothbore cannon and has a coaxial .50 cal heavy machine gun. The standard loadout of the M1A1 gives it 35 rounds of high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) and 35 rounds of armour-piercing (AP) shells for the main gun. The coaxial M2 HMG is loaded with a single 500 round belt box of .50 cal ammunition.

Features
One of the two in-game heavy tanks, it is superior in all aspects to the smaller M60A3 and is directly comparable to the Soviet T-80 in terms of firepower.

However, it is slightly better than the T-80 when it comes to mobility since the M1A1 has a higher top speed and can turn more rapidly on the spot, along with being better protected due to having much higher armour.

Like most American ground vehicles, all crew members also have access to night vision for use in low-light conditions. The gunner also has a variable zoom optic that allows the main gun to accurately land hits on targets as far away as 2,000 metres.

Crew Capacity
The M1A1 has a seating capacity of three for a driver, the gunner and commander.

Trivia Edit

  • Though it first entered into production in 1985, the M1A1's appearance in Cold War Assault is slightly anachronistic as the real-world U.S. Army (who predominately represent the in-game U.S. military forces) did not actually begin fielding the M1A1 to frontline units until the late 1980s.
    • The initial "M1" production model would have been a more realistic choice as it was already deployed in large numbers throughout the U.S. military by the mid-1980s.
      • Given its similarity to the M60A3 in terms of armament and protection however (it uses a 105 mm cannon and was less well-armoured), it was likely overlooked in favour of the M1A1 instead to "balance" it with the Soviet T-80.
  • There is a unique variant of the M1A1 (Classname: M1AbramsAuto) that is crewless and can be entirely operated by the driver alone. However, it cannot be placed or spawned in the mission editor without use of scripts.

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ArmA 2 Edit

M1A1
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Faction - USMC
- U.S. Army
Type Main Battle Tank
Seats 3 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 1× Commander
Item capacity Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 100× Magazines
Top speed 72 km/h
Fuel capacity 1000 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× M256 120 mm
Secondary armament Secondary:
  • 1× M2 .50 HMG

Coaxial:

  • 1× M240 GPMG 7.62 mm

Defensive:

  • 1× Smoke Generator
Variants M1A2 TUSK
Games
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The M1A1 is a Main Battle Tank that is primarily used by both the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army forces in ArmA 2.

Overview Edit

  • Role:
    • Direct fire and maneuver
« The M1A1, famous for its role in the Gulf Wars, is the United States’ primary Main Battle Tank. The M1A1 features an M256 smoothbore cannon capable of firing an armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS) round with a depleted uranium penetrator. Various other types of ammunition, such as High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT), are also available and can be employed to engage lighter armored vehicles or infantry. The M1A1 is a fast, well armored and deadly piece of equipment.
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Design Edit

The M1A1 is an updated variant of the baseline M1 tank in the Abrams family of MBTs. Like its Cold War Assault counterpart, the M1A1 in ArmA 2 is just as heavily armoured but has a more balanced armament loadout.

Armament
In addition to its main gun, the M1A1 has a coaxial 7.62 mm medium machine gun that can be used against enemy infantry, and has a .50 cal heavy machine gun fitted to a pintle on the top of the turret that can be used by the M1A1's commander (both while buttoned-up and turned out).

The standard loadout of the M1A1 gives it 20 rounds of armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS) and 20 rounds of high-explosive (HE) shells for the main gun. The coaxial M240 is loaded with a single 1,200 round 7.62 mm belt. The turret-mounted M2 HMG is pre-loaded with a 100 round belt box of .50 cal ammunition, and has another four boxes spare.

Features
Along with the newer M1A2 TUSK, the M1A1 is arguably one of the two most powerful ground vehicles in ArmA 2, with only the Russian T-90 MBT coming close to being able to challenge both variants of the Abrams and even then, only just slightly since it is heavily dependent on using its wire-guided ATGMs.

Notable Traits
Its tough armour makes it extremely durable and completely impervious to small arms and autocannon fire. Besides large Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and satchels, most explosives are also incapable of damaging it unless its hull armour has already been compromised.

Mobility
Handling-wise, it is similar to the T-90 but has a higher top speed and better acceleration.

Crew Capacity
The M1A1 has a seating capacity of three personnel for a crew consisting of the driver, gunner and commander.

Camouflage Edit

  • Woodland: Three-colour woodland paint scheme. Used by USMC M1A1s.
  • Desert: Flat desert sand/desert tan paint scheme. Used by U.S. Army M1A1s.

Trivia Edit

Gallery Edit

External links Edit

See also Edit

Variants Edit

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration Edit