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Latest revision as of 21:37, 5 November 2020

PRE-ORDER | RANK VI USSR
T-72AV (TURMS-T) PACK
Tank, Combat, Full-Tracked, 105-mm Gun XM-1 (Chrysler)
us_xm1_chrysler.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.0/9.0/9.0BR
4 peopleCrew
108 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
104 / 76 / 31Hull
203 / 38 / 12Turret
Mobility
52.6 tWeight
2902 hp1521 hpEngine power
55.2 hp/t28.9 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
84 km/h forward
46 km/h back
76 km/h forward
42 km/h back
Speed
Armament
105 mm M68 cannonMain weapon
55 roundsAmmunition
24 roundsFirst-order
6.7 / 8.7 sReload
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
12.7 mm M85 machine gunMachinegun
1000 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
626 shots/minFire rate
-9° / 65°Vertical guidance
1000 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
100 roundsBelt capacity
651 shots/minFire rate
6000 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
941 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png3610/2530/1400Repair
10000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
790000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2000 Ge icon.pngAces
214 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
150 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png130 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage XM-1 (Chrysler).jpg


The Tank, Combat, Full-Tracked, 105-mm Gun XM-1 (Chrysler) is a premium gift rank VI American medium tank with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X". The XM-1 (Chrysler) is an Xbox One exclusive vehicle, only available from the Microsoft store.

General info

Survivability and armour

The armour on this vehicle is not very good. Most APFSDS at this rank will have no issue penetrating the armoured zones with ease. In a down-tier, you will be able to soak up some damage when being hit by weaker rounds, but not much.

Armour type:

  • Spaced armour (Hull front)
  • Composite armour (Turret front)
  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 50.8 mm (81°), 38.1 mm (81°) Upper glacis
76.2* mm + 38.1* mm (25°), 31.75 mm (68°) Lower glacis
19 mm Sponson
38.1 mm Front
27.6 mm Rear
31.75 mm (6-56°) 31.75 mm Front
25.4 mm Sides
5 mm Engine grilles
Turret 38.2** mm (32°) + 102** mm Turret cheeks
203 mm (5-58°) Gun mantlet
38.1 mm (68-81°), 50.8 mm (77°) Upper
25 mm (78-81°) Turret underside
38 mm (36°) Left
38 mm (35°) Right
12.7 mm (40-49°) 31.75 mm Front
25.4 mm Rear
12.7 mm Blowout panels
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 25.4 mm 25.4 mm
Spaced armour* Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 225 mm Kinetic
155 mm Chemical
N/A N/A N/A
Composite armour** Front Sides Rear Roof
Turret Turret front:
240 mm Kinetic
550 mm Chemical
N/A N/A N/A

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 20 mm thick while tracks are 30 mm thick
  • 38 mm RHA plate separates the fighting compartment from the engine
  • 38 mm RHA plate between the driver and fuel tanks
  • Side skirts are 6.35 mm thick

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 84 46 52.6 2,357 2902 44.81 55.17
Realistic 76 42 1,345 1521 25.57 28.92

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: M68 (105 mm)
105 mm M68 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 55 -10°/+20° ±180° Two-plane 34.27 47.44 57.60 63.70 67.76 8.71 7.70 7.10 6.70
Realistic 21.42 25.20 30.60 33.84 36.00

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
M728 APDS 260 258 250 240 231 222
M393A2 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
M456 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
M735 APFSDS 353 350 342 333 322 312
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
M728 APDS 1,426 4.65 N/A N/A N/A 75° 78° 80°
M393A2 HESH 732 14.85 0.4 0.1 4,310 73° 77° 80°
M456 HEATFS 1,173 10.5 0.05 1 1,270 65° 72° 77°
M735 APFSDS 1,501 3.7 N/A N/A N/A 76° 77° 80°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy time
(s)
Screen hold time
(s)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
M416 730 11.4 20 5 25 50

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the XM-1 (Chrysler)
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
55 53 (+2) 48 (+7) 25 (+30) (+54) No
  • Rack 4 is a first-stage ammo rack

Machine guns

12.7 mm M85
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,000 (200) 626 -9°/+65° ±180°
7.62 mm M60D
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,000 (100) 651 -10°/+50° ±120°
7.62 mm M240
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 6,000 (200) 750 ±6° N/A

Usage in battles

This vehicle is best used as a support tank and not as a "brawler". Flanking is where this tank succeeds, using its speed and manoeuvrability to get to the rear or sides of the enemy. Another good tactic is to shoot-and-scoot to maximize the manoeuvrability and gun over an opponent.

This vehicle is best used as a support tank and not as a "brawler". Flanking is where this tank succeeds, using its speed and manoeuvrability to get to the rear or sides of the enemy. Another good tactic is to shoot-and-scoot to maximize the manoeuvrability and gun over an opponent. This tank can also be used to devastating effect in urban combat. In urban combat, it is advised that you never go alone, stay with or behind friendly tanks, and do not rush forward. If you play an ambush and defensive style of combat, at least at the beginning of the match, it is likely you will be able to get multiple kills/assists and should be able to stop the enemy push. If your team is winning, and the enemy is outnumbered, it may be possible to push forward quickly but cautiously, in order to flank and catch enemies off guard, hopefully securing victory for your team.

The survivability of the XM-1 (Chrysler): The XM-1 has relatively weak armour, but it is oddly survivable. It is somewhat rare to get killed by a single shot when playing the XM-1. Usually, it takes two or more shots to take it out, thanks to the spacey interior, and the blowout ammo racks in the turret. However a single heat-fs hit will render you knocked out of the fight. Sometimes it takes up to 10 badly aimed or unlucky shots to take out the XM-1, this is especially true for long-range shots. To further increase the survivability odds, use the terrain to cover you, after firing a shot reverse back and pop out again like a jack in a box. The excellent mobility of this fine tank allows for this to achieved, and used well it can turn the tide of a impending defeat to a victory.

Some enemies to be concerned about:

T-64B: Aim for the drivers hatch if you facing it frontally. If possible, get around its side and hit it dead under the turret, you will blow up its ammo racks this way.

Leopard 2A4, Leopard 2A5 & Type 90 is extremely potent against XM-1's seeing as their speed and mobility is similar but the Leo has a better gun. The 2K, however, lacks sufficient armour to defeat your ammunition so hit the lower front plate or turret with M735.

Leopard 2A4, Leopard 2A5 & Type 90: The hull and gun mantlets are weak spots and can be penetrated with M735. The Type 90 also has a glaring turret ring that can easily be targeted and penetrated.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive M393A2
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire M456
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism M416 NVD
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support M735 Laser rangefinder
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very good speed, manoeuvrability and acceleration
  • Very fast turret traverse
  • Excellent manoeuvrability/speed
  • Not one, not two, but three secondary machine guns
  • Blow out ammo rack prevents an ammo shot from destroying the tank immediately

Cons:

  • Average gun against enemies
  • 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!)

History

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.

-From Devblog

Media

Skins
Images
  • Side by side comparison between a XM-1 (GM) and a XM-1 (Chrysler).
Videos

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


USA medium tanks
Early projects  M2
M3  M3 Lee · Grant I
M4  M4 · Calliope · M4A1 · M4A1 (76) W · M4A2 · M4A2 (76) W · M4A3 (76) W · M4A3 (105) · M4A5
M26  T20 · T25 · M26 · M26 T99 · M26E1
Post-war  M46 · M46 "Tiger" · M47 · M48A1 · T54E1 · T95E1
MBT  M60 · M60A1 (AOS) · M60A1 RISE (P) · M60A2 · M60A3 TTS · MBT-70 · XM-803
  XM-1 (Chrysler) · XM-1 (GM) · M1 Abrams · IPM1 · M1A1 Abrams · M1A2 Abrams
Israeli  Magach 3 · Merkava Mk.1 · Merkava Mk.2B · Merkava Mk.3D
Turkey  M60 AMBT

USA premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  LVT(A)(4) · M2A4 (1st Arm.Div.) · M3A1 (USMC) · M8 · M5A1 (5th arm.div.) · T18E2
Medium tanks  Grant I · M4A5 · Calliope · T20 · M26 T99 · M26E1 · M46 "Tiger" · Magach 3 · XM-1 (GM) · XM-1 (Chrysler) · T54E1
Heavy tanks  T14 · Cobra King · T29 · T30
Tank destroyers  M8A1 · M18 "Black Cat" · Super Hellcat · T28 · T114