M1A2SEPv2 doesnt have better LFP armour

Gaijin will not accept those estimates.

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Hell these estimates were already shot down by a tech mod in this very thread earlier iirc.

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It’s better estimates than what’s currently applied to the Sep.

Where is the source which has the current Sep in game estimates? I can’t even find anything that matches the in game hull values.

Not in Gaijin’s opinion unfortunately. And that is the one who needs to be convinced. Sadly enough we are in a very rough spot at the moment, yeeting the same shot down estimates at them again and again won’t get them to change their mind. However at the same time we really don’t have a lot of other estimates/sources left.

Probably the swedish test that they are so desperately clinging on to. Even using it for tanks like the 2A7V that entered production 25+ years after said tests occured.


Test trials from a foreign country? That’s not a reliable source. Haven’t they stated that already? It needed to be OEM service manuals or first hand sources I thought.
Yes, it doesn’t mean we stop applying pressure for change. It needs to happen and should happen. It affects other nations teamed up with USA players.


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Actually it’s slightly overperforming relative to the Swedish trials, but that probably was their basis as it’s pretty much the only reputable estimate of the M1A2s armour. And given that the SEP didn’t receive a hull upgrade over the base M1A2 it should still be accurate

Debatable. Unless you have some sources explicitly saying that.

Until we have sources explicitly confirming or denying that we can’t say either for sure.


Why didn’t they demand such almost top secret sources when nerfing FW 190s? Or when buffing T-72s? Or how did they come to the T-90M’s real armor values? They don’t even have proper values of the basic M1 variant so they may as well make them better.

Most armor values is just guesses on top tiers. Why don’t buff the Abrams as it sucks ass right now? There are a lot of sources talking about changed or upgraded protection so they could just buff it but no: We NeEd ClAsSiFiEd DoCuMeNts to improve Abramses.


The turret side is also MASSIVELY underperforming according to the same source they cling to - the turret side doesn’t have nowhere near 480 mm KE/750 mm CE armor.

They just selectively took the absolute worst values that the document talks about, most promintently the shitty turret front armor which is nowhere near close to what it should actually have. The only reason the hull isn’t nerfed to 350 mm KE either is because there exists multiple unclassified documents confirming 400 mm KE effectivness from the CIA on the original M1 Abrams.

The Swedes got a much worse non-DU armor package that they didn’t even bother testing its effectivness by firing some APFSDS at it - that Swedish document is absolute bullshit and shouldn’t even be considered a secondary source.


That was an export M1A2 with a nerfed non-DU package. Nice try. Also, the SEPs received the hull DU. According to the decision made after the FONSI results of testing the hulls with DU, from the same document Gaijin cited. XD Since 2001 forward, they implemented the improved protection armor package described and tested in this document. Later in 2006, the license was amended to allow unlimited hulls. The decision to go forward was made in 2001. This covers the first SEP.:

So all M1A1s going forward, as a part of the AIM and SEP program, would have this improved DU package with DU in the hull.

Amendment 2006 Summary
Amendment 2006 Hull Limit Removal 1 For Dummies
Amendment 2006 Hull Limit Removal 2

…and regarding your Swedish armor claims…:
Swedish Export Nerf Armor

…then consider that the M1A2 was later evaluated at the Greek trials. It got second place in the protection category. The only real complaint the Greeks had about the armor was that the roof wasn’t as protected as the Leo. This still nerfed M1A2 went against a T-80U, and was rated far superior in protection. :)

Greek Tank Trials Abrams Armor quote
Greek Tank Armor Package Improved Since Swedish Trials


The Sep 1 did get an armor upgrade. (Or atleast it should have)

In game

Can you put this revised information in a bug report?


that’s at a 25 degree frontal angle, so about 65 degrees to the side, and it does match it decently well in game

Well we do know that it never received DU in the hull from the nuclear comission outside of 5 test tanks that were donated to training schools, we know that there was a gap of several years between when the Detroit arsenal closed in 1996 and when the Lima plant started upgrading hulls in the 2000s, so I’d certainly lean towards SEP receiving no hull upgrades.

Anything to do with German WW2 props has been public info since the 50s, we have all their manuals. They just updated the flight model to be more accurate, before it was very arcadey because it was ported over from Wings Of Prey.

People keep saying this, it isn’t true. The Abrams, Leopards, and Leclercs are all based on their Swedish trials figures. The Soviet tanks are incredibly well documented, you can use the swedish trials, the greek trials, declassified info from the Soviet archives, hell western museums and even private owners own T-72s so you can just walk up with a ruler and start measuring.

No service M1A2 had DU in the hull, see above.

[quote=“Count_Trackula, post:1685, topic:51814”]
This covers the first SEP.:

nowhere on here does it say the hulls received upgraded armor.

Changing the laws around the use of DU does not mean it was actually fitted on production tanks. This document could easily just be in regards to the aforementioned 5 test vehicles.

The Swedish version did have the DU removed, that is true. Removed from the TURRET, because there was none in the hull. That’s why

There’s way more to that trial than you’re letting on here. The Abrams had the second best protection of the four tanks who’s protection was actually judged - The Leopard 2, the Challenger 2E, the Leclerc, and the Abrams. The T-84 and T-80UE were not rated in protection because they failed the accuracy trial and were eliminated earlier (both had brought training rounds that were inaccurate past 2km, everyone else brought real ammo except the brits)
What’s more important is that later, the Leopard 2A6 they ended up purchasing failed to stop 27 out of 30 shots of DM53 fired at it’s turret, and it was a bit of a scandal… In any case there’s a lot to get into there and I don’t think this points to the M1A2 receiving any form of upgraded hull. We don’t know how they rated the protection, if it was mostly looking at turret armour, etc etc. It’s just not nearly as well documented as the Swede trials.

DU Frontal and Turret Side Protection with Suspension Upgrade
DOE Armor

I mean, you’re wrong. lol

But nice cope and deflection and rambling regarding the Greek tank trials lol.

Did you ignore the part where the 5 hull limit was removed? The 5 hulls you want to keep harping about was a non-factor since 2006.

Frontal armor upgrades happening from between the FONSI to the removal of the hull limit. The later budget form indicates that the frontal armor improvements are provided by the Department of Energy. More than 5 hulls have had this upgrade.

…and even if your denial and cope were true, and only 5 hulls had it, that would be enough to include them on vehicles in this game. Gaijin’s created vehicles on less basis than that in game.


Is there even a point? I asked @Stona_WT earlier, and received no response whatsoever.

@_David_Bowie , should we even bother with bug reports considering Gaijin’s handling of them?

Besides, they’re gonna want figures. They’ve rejected every set of figures we’ve given them. Yet somehow they’ve pulled figures out of their asses for different variants of these modified tanks.

Oh, also, the Abrams received an upgraded armor package in 96. Which means the Swedish trials definitely have no basis for representing Abrams protection.


This lines up with FONSI report in the initial document Gaijin cited, but ignored that it told them about this, LOL!!!:
“In 1996, a
design change to the armor package was made by the Army and cut-in to
production by General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) via Change Request
XMPP-2083 in Oct 96 and effective with Job #1 M1A2 Phase II AUT. The
purpose of this revision to the Environmental Assessment (EA) is to
assess the environmental impact of the change from the original DU
armor design to this modified design. Additionally, although unrelated
to this armor design change, since the last EA, the NRC’s maximum
radiation dose limits for individual members of the public has been
change from 500 mrem per year to 100 mrem per year. This revision
assesses the new design against these new dose limits.
B. The findings of the draft EA of the M1 Abrams MBT Heavy Army
System support this FONSI. The assessment was conducted in keeping with
the Army’s environmental stewardship policy, to ensure that any
potential environmental impacts are fully mitigated. The EA supports
all related M1 Abrams MBT programs reviewed by the Defense Acquisition


Please at least try.


After reading the article about hull protection I just have one question: why all the refutation is based on the fact of presence/absence of depleted uranium inserts?

Well, yes, there is no direct evidence (like Manual for each M1A2 modification) of increased hull protection on the M1A2-M1A2SEPv.2, but there are indirect references one way or another.

First of all, the engineers had options at their disposal to increase protection without using depleted uranium inserts, so the depleted uranium argument is not very relevant.

Second, main article we discuss was only able to fight depleted uranium, but the part where it try to refute defense enhancement by any means (even without using depleted uranium) is actually very weak in terms of argumentation. The suspension of the tank was modified many times, moreover, this work was combined with attempts to lighten the vehicle at the expense of other solutions.