Hull Armor of the M1 Abrams

I revised my initial statement regarding DU not being in export versions of the Abrams. The only way to know for sure - would be to check the AIM- as public and government sources deny the possibility.

The Abrams classified DU armor configuration is top secret, so the possibility of that getting into the wrong hands is a big concern for the USA. But With that being said though, it’s very possible that if it was a deal breaker for a trust worthy & reliable customer not to include DU? They could potentially just tell the public whatever they wanted.


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Agreed. It’s my understanding they had the HC version which was the first to use DU and the Aim which was an up-armored version without DU for export. How about Gaijin just give USA Leopards or BVM (since I’m sure the gov has procured them for testing). That way we can have a fair playing field.

M1A2 SEP is fine when it comes to being matched against the T-80BVM.

The Strv 122 and Leopard 2A7V are a step above the T-80BVM and M1A2 SEP though, and for that a M1A2 SEP v3 with M829A3 could be just fine.

Of course, that’s still not going to have spall liners as far as I’m aware, but for this model we can be certain that the frontal protection was increased and the reload rate buff to 5s is decent compensation for said lack of spall liners.

The SEP v3 in circa ≈2020 with the low profile CROWS also doesn’t have the useless add-ons sticking out that the M1A2 SEP v2 has.

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didnt someone submit a freedom of information request about the DU being in the front of the hull as well? what ever happened to that? i cant find the thread


Sepv3 also gets APS as does sepv2 which should have been added.

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I don’t think the army went through with it. I know they tested it but I don’t think it was accepted in the package.


Watch how it will not work in game because Gaijin will assume its just a mock-up.

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Apparently Army just finished their tests for the APS on the v3

Where do you get the v3 is better then the v2?

No, you said that with the V2 the army didn’t install the APS, but they did. Also, restate what I say the V3 has a similar APS build to the V2.

What? I also went and posted the source your decided to pull the information from. So once again where does it state the v3 has a slightly improved APS?