Tank, Combat, Full-Tracked, 105-mm Gun XM-1 (Chrysler)

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General info

The XM-1 (Chrysler) in the garage.

The Tank, Combat, Full-Tracked, 105-mm Gun XM-1 (Chrysler), or just XM-1 (Chrysler) is a gift Rank V American medium tank with a battle rating of 9.0. It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X". It's an Xbox exclusive vehicle obtained by buying a pack

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Shoot and Scoot is a good tactic, but if you run across an enemy you cannot penetrate with ease from the front or you have not found the weak spots yet, you may have to just flank around them in hopes of hitting their vital components from the side.

Specific enemies worth noting

  • T-64B(V): Aim for the drivers hatch if you facing it frontally. If possible, get around its side and hit in dead under the turret, you will blow up its ammo racks this way.
  • Leopard 2K: The Leo 2K is extremely potent against XM-1's seeing as their speed and mobility is similar but the Leo has a better gun. Your best bet is to flank the Leo and hit it in the side and or engine. Otherwise try to hide.
  • Leopard 2A4/Type 90: Unless you get around to its side, there is very little you can do to kill this beast.

Counter-tactics

To kill the XM-1 (C), hit it to the left of the driver if you are facing it head on; there is ammo behind a fuel tank there.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very good speed, maneuverability and acceleration.
  • Very fast turret traverse.
  • Reasonable-power gun.
  • Not one, not two, but three secondary machine guns.
  • Blow-out ammo racks.
  • Superior sloping compared to XM-1 (GM), meaning that you can ricochet shots a lot more often.

Cons:

  • Optics is a huge frontal weak point aiming right into turret interior.
  • While it has composite armour, it is useless against most weapons it will face.
  • Gun is sub-par; same APFSDS round (360 mm of penetration point-blank) as on the Type 74 and M60A1 (AOS).
  • Front plate is made up of spaced armour, which doesn't provide the protection comparable to composite.
  • Similar ammo storage to the M1 Abrams, has the same side weak spot (although it is rarely exploited, due to the sub-par armour everywhere else).
  • Tracks are very noisy (louder than the engine!).

Specifications

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Armaments

1 x 105 mm M68 cannon (55 rounds)
1 x 12.7 mm M85 machine gun (1,000 rounds)
1 x 7.62 mm M60D machine gun (1,000 rounds)
1 x 7.62 mm M240 machine gun (6,000 rounds)

Main armament

1 x 105 mm M68 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 55 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -10°
  • Gun Elevation: 20°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 21.4°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 8.7s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 105 mm M68 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 55 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -10°
  • Gun Elevation: 20°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 21.4°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 8.7s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 105 mm M68 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 55 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -10°
  • Gun Elevation: 20°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 21.4°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 8.7s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
Ammunition
Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay in m: Fuse sensitivity in mm: Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
Normalization At 30° from horizontal: Ricochet:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
M728 260 258 250 240 231 222 APDS 1,426 4.7 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 75° 78° 80°
M393 127 127 127 127 127 127 HESH 730 15 0.4 0.1 4,310 +0° 73° 77° 80°
M456 400 400 400 400 400 400 HEATFS 1,173 11 0.0 0.1 1,270 +0° 65° 72° 75°
M735 360 355 345 330 321 300 APFSDS 1,501 3.7 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 76° 77° 78°
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Screen radius
in m
Screen time
in s
Screen hold time
in s:
Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
M416 Smoke 730 11 20 5 25 50
Ammo racks
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
55 XX (X+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+) Turret empty:  () no

Secondary armament

1 x 12.7 mm M85 machine gun (Commander's cupola)
1 x 7.62 mm M60D machine gun (Loader's cupola)
1 x 7.62 mm M240 machine gun (coaxial)

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader
  • Driver

Total: 4 Crew members

Armour

Armour type:

  • Composite armour*
  • Spaced armour**
  • Composite side skirts
  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 38.1-50.8 mm (81°) Front glacis
31.75-38.1** mm (25-68°) Lower glacis
27.6-38.1 + 6.35 mm 31.75 mm (6-51°) Top
31.75 mm (37-56°) Bottom
5 mm (3°) Engine grille
31.75 mm
5 mm Engine grille
Turret 38.1* mm (25-72°) Left side
38.1* mm (31-80°) Right side
203 + 50.8 mm Gun mantlet
38.1 mm (36°) 12.7 mm (40-49°) 25.4 mm
12.7 mm Blow-out panel
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 25.4 mm 25.4 mm

Notes:

  • Wheels are 20 mm thick, torsion bars are 10 mm thick, while tracks are 30 mm thick.
  • Turret undersides are 25.4 mm thick.

Engine & mobility

Weight: 52.6 ton

Max Speed: 83 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 2357 hp @ 3000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 44.81 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 2902 hp @ 3000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 55.17 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 43°
Weight: 52.6 ton

Max Speed: 75 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 1345 hp @ 3000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 25.57 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 1521 hp @ 3000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 28.92 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 41°
Weight: 52.6 ton

Max Speed: 75 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 1345 hp @ 3000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 25.57 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 1521 hp @ 3000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 28.92 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 41°

Modules and improvements

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks tank module.jpg Parts tank module.jpg Horizontaldrive tank module.jpg HESH M393 tank module.jpg
II Suspension tank module.jpg Brakesystem tank module.jpg FPE tank module.jpg Adjustmentoffire tank module.jpg HEATFS M456 tank module.jpg
III Filters tank module.jpg Crewreplenishment tank module.jpg Elevationmechanism tank module.jpg Smoke M416 tank module.jpg
IV Transmission tank module.jpg Engine tank module.jpg Artillerysupport tank module.jpg APFSDS M735 tank module.jpg Laserrangefinder tank module.jpg

Recommendation:
As a premium/gift vehicle, all modules come unlocked.

History of creation and combat usage

It started in the early 1970s, at the height of the Cold War and the arms race. After the joint German-American project to create the MBT-70 main battle tank was closed, and the new all-American XM803 project was deemed an insufficient and too expensive response to the newest Soviet developments, the US Department of Defense developed a new list of requirements for the future American main battle tank. Two engineering giants joined the contest: the Chrysler and General Motors companies. Both contestants decided to use the developments for the MBT-70 and XM803 to design a new tank. Many corrections and additions were made to the tactical and technical requirements of the American government, first and foremost, on the defensive characteristics of the future main battle tank. The requirements for the tank’s armour and survivability increased, along with its maintainability in the field. In addition, the Arab-Israeli conflict showed that a modern tank must have the ability to effectively destroy armoured targets at long distances, including with kinetic shells, and also have a sufficiently large complement of shells. In spite of the changes and additions to the technical specification, the contestants managed to achieve their goals, and by 1976, they presented their developments, the experimental prototypes of the XM-1 tank, for testing. Both vehicles were outwardly very similar, with practically identical dimensions. They were alike in their layouts and used the same 105 mm M68 rifled cannon. Both tanks turned out very well. Which prototype did the military choose, and why?

The XM-1 (GM), the contest model from General Motors, became a further development of ideas and technological solutions for the MBT-70 and XM803 projects, including the diesel powertrain and mixed undercarriage with six roller wheels per side, three with hydraulic suspension and three with torsion bar suspension. The competitor to General Motors, the Chrysler company, used their XM-1 (C) model to present not only a progressive gas-turbine engine but also a new undercarriage with seven independent roller wheels on each side with individual torsion bar suspension. In addition, the Chrysler engineers were able to save funds on constructing the tank by optimizing the components of the aiming equipment and the gun stabilization system. These details played a decisive role in the selection of the contractor to make the XM-1 project a reality. In spite of the fact that numerous flaws and “teething problems” arose during the project, the prototype for the USA’s next-generation main battle tank was confirmed. After several cycles of correcting issues and modernizing the prototype XM-1 (C), the first vehicles began to be deployed under the designation M1 Abrams.

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the _____ from live.warthunder.com.

XM-1 (GM) and XM-1 (C) side-by-side.

Additional information (links)

References

[Devblog] Ancestors of the Abrams


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Icon-country-usa.png XM-1 (Chrysler)
Nation USA
Type Medium tank
Rank 5
Battle Rating
9.0
9.0
9.0

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
52,600 kg
115,963 lb
Number of Crew 4
Hull armour thickness
104/76/31.75/31.75 mm
4.09/2.99/1.25/1.25 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
2,357 hp
1,345 hp
1,345 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
2,902 hp
1,521 hp
1,521 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
44.81
45.53
25.57
25.98
25.57
25.98
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
55.17
56.06
28.92
29.38
28.92
29.38
Max speed
83 km/h
52 mph
75 km/h
47 mph
75 km/h
47 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 105 mm M68 Cannon
Ammo stowage 55 rounds
Vertical guidance -10°/20°
Secondary Weapon
1 x 12.7 mm M85 Heavy machine gun
Ammo stowage 1,000 rounds
Mount Pintle mount
Vertical guidance -9°/65°
1 x 7.62 mm M60D Machine gun
Ammo stowage 1,000 rounds
Mount Pintle mount
Vertical guidance -10°/50°
Horizontal guidance -120°/120°
1 x 7.62 mm M240 Machine gun
Ammo stowage 10,000 rounds
Mount Coaxial
Economy
Required RP N/A
Vehicle cost N/A
Crew training cost 10,000 SL
Max repair cost*
2,300 SL
2,310 SL
2,600 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
5d 09h
10d
10d
Free repair time (Upgraded)
1d 19h
1d 12h
3d 10h
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