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Tank, Combat, Full Tracked, 105-mm Gun IPM1
General characteristics
4 peopleCrew
front / side / backArmour
133 / 62 / 31Hull
133 / 133 / 12Turret
55.3 tWeight
75 km/h forward
39 km/h back
67 km/h forward
35 km/h back
105 mm M68A1 cannonMain weapon
55 roundsAmmunition
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
12.7 mm M2HB machine gunMachinegun
1 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
-9° / 65°Vertical guidance
10 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
750 shots/minFire rate
1 400 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
750 shots/minFire rate
250 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
690 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png7 300 / 11 658/5 000 / 7 985/6 300 / 10 061Repair
200 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
690 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
× (226) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the American medium tank IPM1. For other vehicles of the family, see M1 Abrams (Family). For other uses of the designation, see M1 (Disambiguation).


GarageImage IPM1.jpg

The Tank, Combat, Full Tracked, 105-mm Gun IPM1, or just IPM1, is a Rank VI American medium tank with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.81 "The Valkyries".

The tank does not differ much from the M1 Abrams. The main difference is added NERA in the turret cheeks which makes the turret slightly longer.The IPM1 only served in limited numbers during the first gulf war.

General info

Survivability and armour

The Armor of the IPM1 is very similar to the M1 Abrams. It will stop most chemical rounds, with the advent of the ADATS, it will not stop everything as the missiles will penetrate 900mm of armor. However, you can rest assured, all HEAT-FS is defeated by the new NERA. The old armor weaknesses are still present, the turret ring, rear and sides. Penetration of the turret cheeks by APFSDS rounds can cause ammunition detonation, as the round will breach the blowout protection and enter the crew compartment, causing subsequent crew knockout. It is best to not rely on armor in any circumstance. Only in rare and strange occasions will it prove adequate.


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Main armament

Main article: M68A1 (105 mm)

Like its predecessor, the IPM1 is equipped with a reliable 105 mm M68A1 cannon, and also has access to the same ammunition.

105 mm M68A1
Capacity Vertical
55 -10°/+20° ±180° Two-plane
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 38.08 52.71 64.00 __.__ 75.29
Realistic 23.8 28.0 34.0 37.6 40.0
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
6.50 5.75 5.3 5.00
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
M735 APFSDS 360 355 345 330 321 300
M393 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
M456 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
M774 APFSDS 357 355 347 338 328 319
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
in m/s
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
0% 50% 100%
M735 APFSDS 1,501 3.7 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 76° 77° 78°
M393 HESH 730 14.85 0.4 0.1 2,990 +0° 73° 77° 80°
M456 HEATFS 1,173 10.5 0.0 0.1 1,270 +0° 65° 72° 75°
M774 APFSDS 1,509 3.4 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 78° 80° 81°
Smoke characteristic
Ammunition Velocity
in m/s
Mass in kg
Screen radius
in m
Screen time
in s
Screen hold time
in s:
Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
M416 730 11 20 5 25 50
Ammo racks

Last updated:

Ammo racks of the M1 Abrams.
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
55 33 (+22) 25 (+30) (+52) (+55) No

Blowout rack only: 45 (+10)

First ammo rack will replenish when not reloading

Machine guns

12.7 mm M2HB
Pintle mount (Commander)
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
1,000 (200) 577 -9°/+65° -160°/+180°
7.62 mm M240
Coaxial mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
10,000 (200) 750 N/A N/A
Pintle mount (Loader)
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
1,400 (200) 750 -9°/+65° -77°/+135°

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • 800 mm of NERA in the turret cheeks is enough to stop any chemical round in the game
  • Has a very fast reload (6.5 sec when stock)
  • Fast reverse speed


  • Armour won't stop most APFSDS rounds fired from encountered enemies
  • The stock M735 shell does not reliably penetrate the tank's opponents
  • Extra armour slows it down


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See also

  • M1 Abrams - Predecessor without the "Improved Performance" upgrades.

External links

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