M1A2 SEP V2 TUSK II: American Cataphract

Say hello to this new American MBT which is the modern version of the acclaimed Abrams that features additional armor for urban environments as well as modern electronics. Today, we’ll be telling you all about what this MBT has to offer you when it arrives at Rank VIII of USA’s ground forces tree in the next major update, “Air Superiority”!

M1A2 SEP V2 TUSK II: An MBT for the USA at Rank VIII


  • ARAT II ERA protection.
  • Remote controlled gun on the turret roof.
  • GEN 2 thermal imagers.
Vehicle History

The M1A2 Abrams, an MBT of the United States, is constantly being improved upon to ensure its combat performance remains up to par. One modernization program was the SEP V2 Package (System Enhancement Package, Version 2), which was a further development of the SEP V1 package. The main differences of this new program was the addition of a remote-controlled module with a large-caliber machine gun on the turret roof, improved electronics, featuring GEN 2 thermal imagers for the gunner’s sight, as well as a TUSK II (Tank Urban Survival Kit II) kit for operations in urban environments using dynamic protection blocks. The sides of the hull and turret feature these curved tiled blocks.

Meet the M1A2 SEP V2 TUSK II!

Welcome to the long-awaited top-tier tank for the USA’s ground forces MBT line, this advanced Abrams features ERA protection and a remote-controlled gun on the turret roof. Concentrated firepower, modern technology and American ambition, it really has it all! Without further ado let’s take a look at what this tank has to offer.

From a visual standpoint, the M1A2 SEP V2 looks noticeably different compared to other Abrams variants in the game — on the turret’s roof, there’s an armor shield for the commander and a large-caliber machine gun. The hull and turret sides are covered with metal slats (that look a bit like roof-tiles), which are ERA modules known as the ARAT II, specifically designed for this tank. These plates — which are mounted on top of ERA blocks — will help to protect you from HEAT shells and ATGMs fired at the sides of this tank.

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You may already be familiar with the protection for the regular M1A2 SEP in terms of its TUSK research modification for extra armor, but the ARAT II plates cover a noticeably larger area and simply look cool. In short, the M1A2 SEP V2 will be a fantastic addition to the American ground forces tree, enabling you to challenge any opponent that you may meet.

Despite having such a large mass, the M1A2 SEP V2 still has great mobility, allowing you to get to important areas in battle quicker than your opponents. For shells that can be fired, this tank has the same shells as the previous M1A2 SEP, with the top round being the lethal M829A2! In addition to this, the CROWS II module that features a 12.7 mm machine gun will enable you to ultimately have some fun and spray down obstacles as well as light tanks and low flying aircraft. In comparison to the previous Abrams, the M1A2 SEP V2 has GEN 2 thermals for the gunner and commander, so in short everything that you need to succeed is here!

In your matches by Egor, Lead Ground Forces Game Designer: Here are some ways I recommend to play based on how I play tanks personally. I’d play from a distance, take slopes in hull down positions and observe the battlefield through binoculars, using your map knowledge to strategically position yourself. On the flip side I’d also use the SEP V2’s mobility to flank at the start of the battle and stop enemies from approaching capture points where possible — adapt to the circumstances you find yourself in. Both scenarios of course depend on the map that you get.

The M1A2 SEP V2 TUSK II will be available to research at Rank VIII of USA’s ground forces tree when it arrives at the next major update, “Air Superiority”. For now, keep an eye on the news for our next dev blogs and see you soon!

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Will we have an modification we can use to take off the ERA?


You guys are still going to give it the protection of an Abrams from the 90s, what’s the point?


In your matches by Egor, Lead Ground Forces Game Designer: Here are some ways I recommend to play based on how I play tanks personally. I’d play from a distance, take slopes in hull down positions and observe the battlefield through binoculars, using your map knowledge to strategically position yourself.”

I would love to play on maps where i can “play from a distance”, use “slopes in hull down positions” and “observe the battlefield through my binoculars”, when 80% of the maps in high/toptier unfortunately are CQC and more suited for early to mid tier WW2 tanks.


M1A2 Same Exact Protection V2 (now with added weight and HE target)


Give it the armor upgrade you know it has. Just because you can’t get exact values because it’s classified doesn’t change the fact all sources clearly state it got an armor upgrade. If you choose to give it the same armor since the 70s/80s you’re being blatantly ignorant especially when you look at how ridiculously survivable the T90M is.


I wish you specified the remote controlled weapon is made by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and is named Kongsberg Protector RWS

this system is also on the recent added French vbci with the Kongsberg Porotector RWS mounted on top of the Turret named Protector MCT30 wich also is made by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace ;)


Without the armour upgrade, this thing isn’t worth the research.


ARAT II ERA protection.
Remote controlled gun on the turret roof.
GEN 2 thermal imagers.

lmao, what the fuck? These are “features”???


Improvement, increased finger protection by 5mm, upgraded, finger feel like a challenger. The kit cannot even be disassembled, the American model is just an additional heavier M1, and there are no other changes


1- Cool a feature thats going to be as good as the sepV1 in practice
2- thats different to ANY roof mounted guns how (practically)?
3- SEPv1

its just a SepV1 with a different look addon armour that is


for anyone who wants it here is some extra evidence of the uranium armour in the m1a2.



Can you do the game seriously, M1A2 SEPV2 armor upgrade? What about the M829A3?


Can we have a down vote button since this aint it. Please start showing the sources you use to make vehicles and please stop nerfing nato tanks



And at this point, M1A2 SEP or even M1A2 has the exact capability. In fact, SEP is the best US MBT because of less weight from unnecessary armor that doesn’t improve survivability or defense in any meaningful way.


It’s just a worse SEP V1 with added weight that contributes absolutely nothing.


Is there any reason why they didnt make the commander sight appear from the crows systems optics. I think it would be a relatively small change that would make it more unique.


A cataphract is a Persian cavalry. The Abrams, in all its variants, is an American tank.

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Kataphract/kataphraktoi is the name given by Greeks to various types of cavalry that had armoured horses - the originals were from the Parthian dynasty that ruled most of Asia - armed with a long heavy lance - the kontos - used 2-handed, and also (unusually) a bow.

The latin equivalent is clibiarni - the terms apprear interchangeable, and were applied to armoured cavalry from all states at the time - Sarmatians, Armenians, Palmyrans, Seleucids, etc

Then the name was given to Roman cavalry that imitated them, and Sassanid Persian cavalry from the succeeding dynasty.

Lastly it was the name given to armoured cavalry of the Byzantine (East Roman) Empire, but the type of cavalry was fielded all over the ancient and early medieval world.