XM1 (GM) and (C) should both be 9.3 with M774

Given that both tanks were developed in the 70’s when M774 was in use, it would only make sense for these vehicles to have access to the round.

Additionally since both vehicles have similar performance they should both have the same battle rating of at least 9.3. No XM1 should be fighting 8.0 tanks like the current Chrysler model does (it is 9.0).

Meanwhile the XM1 (GM) is 9.3. this is another obnoxious example of gaijin balancing off of skewed battle stats rather than a vehicles capabilities. Of course an XM1 is going to suck if you put brand new players in it who have no idea how the game works, let alone how the higher tier modern battles work.

Edit (10/24/23)
Since the release of the recent dev server for the upcoming patch Kings of Battle it has revealed that M735 is getting nerfed down to a sub 300 pen round when it was originally a 350~ pen round. This further gives reason to the XM1’s being given M774.
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Tbf the gm gets the p suspension which is really really nice as it allows you to make yourself hull down or hide easier to kill people easier though I do agree but not just this but every vehicle stuck with m735 that’s 9.0-9.3 should be moved up to 9.3 using the equivalent because currently there’s 4 tanks in all that are using m735 and I completely feel it’s unusable at 9.3

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Both should be 9.7 at least.

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perhaps. I wouldnt be opposed to it. the XM8 is 9.7 with M774 after all (even though it should have M833)

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What the heck, GM has suspension controls? TIL

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Yep, that is correct:

A Comparison of the Advantages and Disadvantages of Depleted Uranium and Tungsten Alloy as Penetrator Materials

Hearings on H.R. 4895 [H.R. 2959], to Amend the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act, and for Other Purposes Before the Seapower and Strategic and Critical Materials Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, First Session

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Also, fix the XM-1 General Motor’s missing hull composite armour as well:

XM-1’s X-Ray armour:

Source:
Hearings Before and Special Reports Made by Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Subjects Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments: Part 1

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Department of Defense Consideration of West Germany’s Leopard as the Army’s New Main Battle Tank

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XM1 should add smoke launchers, this suggestion has provided in the old forum, but nobody cares

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They only care if its a buff to russian garbage vehicles .

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Has this ever been bug reported?

Yes. Over 5 years ago with even more sources by the user @TheTurtleTanker to no avail.

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Did a mod actually look at it?

The suspension controls only the clearance, it doesn’t control the incline/decline of the platform, so your angle relative to the ground remains the same. It does little to improve your hull down protection.