IPM1

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Tank, Combat, Full Tracked, 105-mm Gun IPM1
us_m1_ip_abrams.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
10.0/10.0/10.0BR
4 peopleCrew
Mobility
55.3 tWeight
8 forward
4 back
Gear box
Armament
105 mm M68A1 cannonWeapon 1
55 roundsAmmunition
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
1 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
-9° / 65°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm M240 machine gunWeapon 3
1 400 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
750 shots/minFire rate
7.62 mm M240 machine gunWeapon 4
10 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
750 shots/minFire rate
Economy
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png10 000 / 14 710/11 540 / 16 975/9 800 / 14 415Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

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 itself doesn't differ much from the M1 Abrams. The main difference is more NERA in the turret cheeks, therefore making the turret slight longer. The IPM1 was never deployed in war.

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Armaments

Main armament

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Additional armament

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Machine guns

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Usage in the battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has 800 mm of NERA in the turret cheeks, which is enough to stop any chemical round in the game
  • Has very fast reload, 6.5 seconds stock
  • Fast reverse speed

Cons:

  • Armour won't stop most APFSDS rounds fired from encountered enemies
  • Stock shell M735 is inadequate for penetrating equivalent enemies
  • The extra armour slows it down

History

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Media

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Read also

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Sources

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USA medium tanks
Early projects  Medium Tank M2
M3  Medium Tank M3 Lee · Cruiser Tank Grant I · M4A5 Ram II
M4  Medium Tank M4 Sherman · Rocket Launcher T34 Calliope · Medium Tank M4A1 Sherman · Medium Tank M4A1 (76) W Sherman · Medium Tank M4A2 Sherman · Medium Tank M4A2 (76) W Sherman · Medium Tank M4A3 (105) HVSS Sherman · Medium Tank M4A3 (76) W HVSS Sherman
M26  T20 · Medium Tank T25 · Medium Tank M26 Pershing · Medium Tank M26 T99 · Medium Tank M26E1
Post-war  Medium Tank M46 Patton · Medium Tank M46 Patton (73 Tank Batalion) · 90 mm Gun Tank M47 Patton II · Medium Tank T95E1
MBT  90 mm Gun Tank M48A1 Patton III · 105 mm Gun Tank M60 · 105 mm Gun Tank M60A1 (AOS) · Tank, Combat, Full-Tracked 105-mm Gun M60A1 RISE (Passive) · 152 mm Gun Tank M60A2 · 152-mm Gun-Launcher Main Battle Tank 70 · Tank, Combat, Full-Tracked, 152-mm Gun/Launcher XM-803 · Tank, Combat, Full-Tracked, 105-mm Gun XM-1 (GM) · Tank, Combat, Full-Tracked, 105-mm Gun XM-1 (Chrysler) · Tank, Combat, Full Tracked, 105-mm Gun M1 · Tank, Combat, Full Tracked, 105-mm Gun IPM1
Israeli  Magach 3