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M1A1/2 2nd generation thermals & Sep Upgrade Kit


Hi, so I've noticed that M1A2 Abrams tank doesn't have any upgrade kit while other tanks like T-72B3 has T-72B3 UBH upgrade kit, Ariete PSO has PSO Tipo 2, Ariete has War Kit while M1A2 Abrams does not, why is that?


M1A2 Abrams ( Sep v3 upgrade ) in real life has 3rd generation thermal system both for commander and for gunner and ammunition datalink which can support new projectiles for example: M829E4 APFSDS and advanced multi purpose projectile (XM1147).

 

XM1147 has 3 modes:

1. Point detonate - detonates once it hits something

2. Air burst - it can be set to detonate close to target or above it

3. Fuse Delay - explodes with a delay after going trough something 

 

M1A2 Sep upgrade kit also gets CROWS-LP (Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station Low Profile).

 

M1A1 Abrams "upgrade" FEP system:

- has access to  M829A3 APFSDS

- 2nd generation thermal sight for gunner 

- replacing the ICU with a Biocular Image Control Unit (BICU)

 

pictures and links:

 

https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a504575.pdf

https://www.thomas-global.com/defence-government/armoured-vehicle-electronics/bicu/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_force_tracking

https://www.dote.osd.mil/Portals/97/pub/reports/FY2016/army/2016m1a2sep.pdf?ver=2019-08-22-105406-810

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/budget/fy2001/dot-e/army/01m829e3.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CROWS

https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMP_XM1147

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, IvanUbijoRusa said:

Hi, so I've noticed that M1A2 Abrams tank doesn't have any upgrade kit while other tanks like T-72B3 has T-72B3 UBH upgrade kit, Ariete PSO has PSO Tipo 2, Ariete has War Kit while M1A2 Abrams does not, why is that?

While true, the only upgrade kit that makes a lick of  difference for top-tier MBT's is the UBH package for the B3. With that noted exception applique armor packages that we see in game (Including TUSK should it ever be added) really were only designed to withstand chemical munitions across a greater ark, thoroughly useless at top-tier where everyone's slinging dart. Hell if anything it's detrimental, weighing down your tank with armor that isn't going to save you anyways. 

 

3 hours ago, IvanUbijoRusa said:

M1A2 Abrams ( Sep v3 upgrade ) in real life has 3rd generation thermal system both for commander and for gunner and ammunition datalink which can support new projectiles for example: M829E4 APFSDS and advanced multi purpose projectile (XM1147).

You skipped two SEP's there buddy. Besides, the SEP modernizations represent factory-level rebuilds of the Abrams internal armor arrays, they aren't applique armor kits equipped in the field. Again as I mentioned before, if you want an unlockable module, TUSK is the closest you're gonna get. Any SEP added to the game will rightfully be designated a new vehicle in the tech tree. Furthermore, as it stands SEP V3 (though now referenced in service as M1A2C) would represent immense power-creep from where we're at. You'll see that around the same time T-90M and Leopard 2A7V enter the game. The initial SEP is more than adequate given the caliber of vehicles in game, featuring revised and more effective DU arrays and second generation thermal imaging. No need to blow past it and SEP V2 to get to C 

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11 hours ago, BroccoliHotSauce said:

I believe that at some point, they will add M1A2 Abrams SEP V2 (with the addition of the TUSK II armor kit on research) on the game, probably in not a so long period of time...

 

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(M1A2 Abrams SEP V2 w/ TUSK II armor kit used on Operation Iraq Freedom)
 

Honestly I hope they add something like that, when they can add everyone why not for the americans aswell?

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33 minutes ago, IvanUbijoRusa said:

Honestly I hope they add something like that, when they can add everyone why not for the americans aswell?

Germany,France and japan are sitting crying in a corner .... 

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M1A2 Sep V3 does not only have new thermals, but also about 600mm KE on the glacis and 900mm KE on the turret...

 

M1A2 Sep V3 should be a new tank.

 

Maybe Sep 1 could fit as a modification module for M1A2. It also has increased protection, but not by as much as V3.

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