- Appears in: Army Wars: Red Tide
- Used by: United States Army , United States Marine Corps
- Weapons: 1 x 120mm M256 smoothbore gun, 1 x M2 Browning machine gun, 2 x 7.62mm M240 machine guns
The M1A1 variant of the Abrams series is an upgrade from the original M1 Abrams and M1IP variants. Both of these older variants are armed with a 105mm M68A1 rifled gun, the same sized main gun found on the Abrams' predecessor, the M60 Patton. The new M1A1, introduced in 1985, is upgraded with a more powerful 120mm M256 smoothbore gun, the same gun used on the West German Leopard II. It is designed to counter the new generation of Soviet main battle tanks, such as the T-72 and the T-80.
Army Wars: Red Tide Edit
Not much of the M1A1 Abrams' role in the story is known, but it will appear.