The M1 Abrams is a main battle tank in Squad. Adopted by the United States Army (U.S. Army) in 1980, the Abrams became the standard main battle tank for the US Army and Marine Corps. It first saw action in the Persian Gulf War of 1991, and has been continually upgraded in order to continue to serve to the present day.
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The M1 Abrams is a third generation main battle tank named after U.S. General Creighton Abrams. It was designed by Chrysler Defense (now General Dynamic Land Systems) from 1972 to 1979. The M1 Abrams entered U.S. service in 1980 as the standard main battle tank, ultimately replacing the M60 tank. The Abrams has been used in every war the U.S. has been involved in since 1980 and is also exported to allied nations of the United States including Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Iraq.
As one of the heaviest main battle tanks in the world, the Abrams (as the M1A1) weighs 63 short tons (57 t). The Abrams is 32.04 ft (9.77 m; including main gun length) long, 12 ft (3.66 m) wide, and 8 ft (2.44 m) tall. 4 crew members operate the Abrams: the commander/machine gunner, gunner, loader, and the driver. Designed for modern armored ground warfare, the M1 is highly mobile, well armed, and heavily armored. Notable features include a powerful AGT-1500 multifuel turbine engine, sophisticated composite armor, and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment for crew safety. The Abrams can reach up to a speed of 45 mph (72 km/h) (governed) on a road and 30 mph (48 km/h) off-road.
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The M1 Abrams in-game at this time is an M1A2 variant.
- The Abrams is equipped with a 120mm smoothbore cannon that fires anti-tank sabot rounds or HEAT (High-Explosive-Anti-Tank) ammunition, making it the most formidable opponent on the battlefield when it comes to raw firepower.
- The gunnery that is currently modeled for the Abrams does not include modern fire control systems yet, so the gunner's auxiliary sights to allow for manual adjustments at range are currently the only way to operate the main gun.
- The Abrams has a vehicle commander and loader's seat, both with their own cupola machine guns. The vehicle commander has an M2A1 Browning .50cal heavy machine gun mounted on a remote weapons system allowing for full 360-degree traversal and zoom capability. The loader's seat (while not required to actually load the cannon) is an extra seat on the turret with its own M240 machine gun.
- The Abrams has its engine located at the back and its ammunition storage on the rear left. The image shown in the section shows the Bradley (left) and the Abrams (right) with the locations of its components.
- Hitting the ammunition storage, depending on the damage, may potentially destroy the tank entirely through ammo cook-off.
- Hitting the engine can hinder the Abrams' mobility. Damaging the engine reduces the vehicle's acceleration and top speed, and destroying it will render the vehicle immobile.
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- Originally, it was stated that both the M1A1 and M1A2 would be added, this was however changed at a later stage and it instead ended up becoming the M1A2.