M1128 Wolfpack

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Rank VII | Premium | Golden Eagles
Challenger DS Pack
This page is about the premium American light tank M1128 Wolfpack. For the regular version, see M1128.
M1128 Wolfpack
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M1128 Wolfpack
AB RB SB
9.3 10.0 10.0
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Description

The M1128 Wolfpack is a premium rank VII American light tank with a battle rating of 9.3 (AB) and 10.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Apex Predators".

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull12 / 12 / 12
Turret12 / 12 / 12
Crew3 people
Visibility167 %

The M1128 Wolfpack's narrow profile turret provides a significant advantage in combat situations. The vehicle may face challenges in terms of survivability due to its thinner armour and the relatively close proximity of its crew members. The hull of M1128 Wolfpack is invincible to most rounds from machine guns, but autocannons and HE shells with larger calibre won't have trouble knocking it out with few shots. In certain circumstances, the tall vehicle profile can be a disadvantage because it restricts the vehicle's ability to take cover and remain hidden, leaving it more open to enemy fire. Thankfully, the commander and gunner are located relatively low inside the turret basket, and all ammo racks are inside the hull. These features minimise the risk of getting one-shot from a successful turret penetration in most hull-down battles. Sometimes, the huge machine gun shield might help enemy ATGMs detonate over the hull roof and blow your whole crew up.

Armour type:

  • High-hardness rolled armour (hull, turret, gun shield, underbody, spaced armour)
  • MEXAS 2C (applique armour on hull and lower turret)
  • MEXAS 2 (applique armour on hull sides and roof)
  • Rolled homogeneous armour (turret roof, engine vent, gunner optics shield)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 12.7 + 25.4 mm (70°) Upper Glacis
12.7 + 25.4 mm (1-3°) Middle Plate
12.7 + 25.4 mm (54°) Lower Glacis
12.7 + 25.4 mm (9-82°) Driver hatch
12.7 + 25.4 mm (11°) Top
12.7 + 12.7 mm (0°, 26-31°) Bottom
12.7 mm
12.7 + 25.4 mm Door
12.7 + 25.4 mm
5 mm Engine vent
Turret 12.7 mm Upper Part
12.7 + 25.4 mm Lower Part
12.7 + 12.7 mm Turret ring shield
12.7 mm Upper Part
12.7 + 25.4 mm Lower Part
12.7 + 12.7 mm Turret ring shield
12.7 mm Upper Part
12.7 + 25.4 mm Lower Part
12.7 + 12.7 mm Turret ring shield
15 mm
12.7 mm Hatches
Cupola 12.7 mm (21°, 27°)

Notes:

  • Wheels are 10 mm thick, and the underbody is 12.7 mm thick.
  • There is a 5 mm internal RHA screen separating the engine and the radiator from the other compartments. It also gives additional protection to the driver against fragments and shockwaves from the front.
  • .50 cal machine gun shield has 12.7 mm of armour protection.
  • Both sides have 6.35 mm thick spaced armour on the rear part of the side armour.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB108 / 14 km/h
RB and SB97 / 13 km/h
Number of gears12 forward
2 back
Weight18.7 t
Engine power
AB668 hp
RB and SB350 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB35.7 hp/t
RB and SB18.7 hp/t

The M1128 Wolfpack, with its advanced suspension and powerful engine, has high forward mobility and can effortlessly manoeuvre through rough terrain. The decent reverse speed also gives M1128 Wolfpack wonderful flexibility in ambush and hull-down battles.

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 108 14 18.7 542 668 28.98 35.72
Realistic 97 13 310 350 16.58 18.72

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 910 Sl icon.png
RB2 762 Sl icon.png
SB3 651 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 160 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces2 150 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 140 / 170 / 220 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 232 / 232 / 232 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tires
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Suspension
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Brake System
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Filters
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Transmission
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Engine
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Improved Parts
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Improved FPE
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Crew Replenishment
Mods tank camouflage.png
Camouflage net
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Horizontal Drive
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105mm_NATO_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
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NVD
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Adjustment of Fire
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Airstrike
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
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Elevation Mechanism
Mods scouting.png
Improved optics
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Scout UAV
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Artillery Support
Mods tank laser rangefinder.png
Laser rangefinder
Mods tank ammo.png
105mm_usa_M900_APDS_FS_ammo_pack

Armaments

Laser rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder
Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night

Main armament

Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Autoloader
Automatically feeds projectiles into the breech. The speed does not depend on the skills of the loader
Ammunition18 rounds
First-order8 rounds
Reload7.5 s
Vertical guidance-5° / 15°
Main article: M68A1E8 (105 mm)

Target identification is effortless thanks to third-generation thermal imaging technology integrated into the gunner, commander, and driver optics. On some maps, such as those where you are engaging targets on uneven terrain, the limited gun depression and elevation is a significant disadvantage.

105 mm M68A1E8 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Autoloader
Arcade 18 -5°/+15° ±180° Two-plane 38.1 52.7 64.0 70.7 75.3 7.50
Realistic 23.8 28.0 34.0 37.6 40.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M456A2 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
M774 APFSDS 372 370 365 358 351 343
M900 APFSDS 522 519 513 504 495 486
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
M456A2 HEATFS 1,174 10.5 0.05 0.1 1.27 65° 72° 77°
M774 APFSDS 1,509 3.4 - - - 78° 80° 81°
M900 APFSDS 1,505 3.85 - - - 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the M1128 Wolfpack
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
18 (+9) (+17) No

Notes:

  • Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.
  • Rack 2 (autoloader magazine) is a first stage ammo rack and totals 8 shells.
  • As the M1128 Wolfpack is equipped with an autoloader, manual reloading of the gun is not possible.
  • Once the autoloader magazine has been depleted, you can't shoot until the loader has restocked the autoloader with at least one shell.
  • The restocking time is longer than the normal reload time of the gun. Take this into account when playing.
  • Simply not firing when the gun is loaded will move ammo from rack 1 into rack 2. Firing will interrupt the restocking of the ready racks.

Machine guns

Ammunition400 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reload8.0 s
Fire rate575 shots/min
Vertical guidance-5° / 30°
Horizontal guidance-5° / 70°
Ammunition3 400 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reload8.0 s
Fire rate941 shots/min
12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 400 (200) 575 -5°/+30° -5°/+70°

A 12.7 mm M2HB heavy machine gun is settled in the right side of M1128 Wolfpack's turret. It has good penetration and elevation to fight against nearby hostile aircraft and light vehicles. However, its limited horizontal traverse of 75° might cause trouble when dealing with enemy from behind or the left side.

7.62 mm M240
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 3,400 (200) 941 - -

A 7.62 mm M240 light machine gun is fixed coaxially with the tank gun of M1128 Wolfpack. Due to your low main gun ammo count, it will help you a lot ping targets or destroy minor obstacles blocking your line of sight.

Usage in battles

M1128 Wolfpack is a very competent light vehicle. It works brilliantly as a sniper with high resolution thermal sights, decent APFSDS shell, and laser rangefinder. It also has good mobility and adaptability to manoeuvre across some of the worst terrains that are a nightmare to other wheeled vehicles. These allow you to ambush and flank the enemy from unexpected positions. However, the unimpressive depression and turret rotation speed limit its performance in hilly maps. M1128 Wolfpack is also less effective in static combat and position warfare due to the low amount of main gun ammo. Its hull has poor protection while the turret can absorb many shots from kinetic shells without critical losses. Hence, it's advised to find a mild hull-down hill or proper cover that can hide your hull and allow you to fight back.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Narrow profile turret
  • High resolution thermal sights
  • High forward mobility
  • High penetration with its M900 APFSDS rounds

Cons:

  • Low survivability
  • Tall vehicle profile
  • Bad gun depression and elevation

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