M1A1 Click-Bait

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This page is about the American main battle tank M1A1 Click-Bait. For other versions, see M1 Abrams (Family). For other uses, see M1 (Disambiguation).
M1A1 Click-Bait
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M1A1 Click-Bait
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Description

One of the primary M1A1 variants used by the USMC (US Marine Corps) was the HC, or Heavy Common variant. The biggest upgrade this variant has is the AN/VLQ-8A Softkill APS system mounted on the roof, which no other mainline Abrams variants get. One such example of the M1A1HC is the real tank named "Click-Bait". The tank was made somewhat notorious in online circles after an image of the tank with a plastic lawn chair surfaced on the internet during one of its combat deployments.

The Tank, Combat, Full Tracked, 120-mm Gun M1A1 HC "Click-Bait" was introduced in Update "Air Superiority". Besides the chair on the roof, the Click-Bait is differentiated from the normal tech tree M1A1HC with the kill marks on its gun, which accurately title some of the vehicles it has destroyed in combat. The M1A1HC seats itself as the chairman of the top tier premium tank selection for the US tree. Players playing the Click-Bait should take a seat (preferably not in the chair on top of the tank) as they use their mobility to move to advantageous spots in combat and their great reload rate to quickly finish off opponents who did not succumb to the first shot.

General info

Survivability and armour

Composite armour
Balanced protection against all types of ammunition
Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
ESS
Creation of a smoke screen in the direction of movement of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull133 / 60 / 32
Turret139 / 120 / 13
Crew4 people
Visibility82 %

Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

Armour type:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB76 / 43 km/h
RB and SB69 / 39 km/h
Number of gears8 forward
4 back
Weight61.2 t
Engine power
AB2 898 hp
RB and SB1 519 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB47.4 hp/t
RB and SB24.8 hp/t

Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forwards and backwards.

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 76 43 61.2 _,___ 2,898 __.__ 47.35
Realistic 69 39 _,___ 1,519 __.__ 24.82

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB3 506 Sl icon.png
RB3 375 Sl icon.png
SB4 194 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 560 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces2 420 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 150 / 190 / 210 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 244 / 244 / 244 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
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Suspension
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Brake System
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Filters
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Transmission
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Mods tank tool kit.png
Improved Parts
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
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Crew Replenishment
Mods engine smoke screen system.png
ESS
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Horizontal Drive
Mods tank ammo.png
120mm_DM_HEAT_FS_ammo_pack
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120mm_NATO_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
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Adjustment of Fire
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
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Elevation Mechanism
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
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Artillery Support
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Laser rangefinder
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120mm_M829A_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
Ammunition40 rounds
First-order17 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
6.5 → 5.0 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 20°
Main article: M256 (120 mm)

Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibility of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: {{main|Name of the weapon}}. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.

120 mm M256 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 40 -10°/+20° ±180° Two-plane 38.1 52.7 64.0 70.8 75.3 6.50 5.75 5.30 5.00
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
M830 HEATFS 480 480 480 480 480 480
M830A1 HEAT MP 350 350 350 350 350 350
M829 APFSDS 491 488 481 473 464 454
M829A1 APFSDS 598 596 589 580 570 560
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%
M830 HEATFS 1,140 13.1 0.05 0.1 2.36 65° 72° 77°
M829 APFSDS 1,670 4.27 - - - 78° 80° 81°
M829A1 APFSDS 1,575 4.89 - - - 78° 80° 81°
Proximity-fused shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Arming
distance (m)
Trigger
radius (m)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
M830A1 HEAT MP 1,410 11.4 0.05 0.1 400 10 1.39 65° 72° 77°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the M1A1 Click-Bait
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
40 35 (+5) 18 (+22) (+39) No

Machine guns

Ammunition1 000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate575 shots/min
Vertical guidance-9° / 65°

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
___ (___) ___ __° __°
7.62 mm M240
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
___ (___) ___ __° __°
___ (___) ___ __° __°

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful and versatile ammunition selection between kinetic sabots, HEATFS, and a proximity-fuzed round
  • Has an active protection system that can provide some protection against older ATGMs
  • Has better turret protection than older versions of the Abrams

Cons:

  • Has a big weak spot under cannon breach and also the turret ring
  • No commander's sight
  • The softkill active protection system is visible through night vision devices
  • The antennas are tall can can easily be spotted by an enemy

History

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Media

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See also

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