Abrams Battle Tank

aka: Krav Hatankim, M-1 Abrams Battle Tank, The Realistic M1A1 Combat Simulation
Moby ID: 2906
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Take the most powerful NATO tank, the M-1 Abrams, in 8 difficult missions against the Warsaw Pact forces. The four tank stations and the other aspects of the tank are quite nicely simulated, with different types of cannon rounds, coax machine guns, and all that. There's also the independent turret and track rotation commands.


  • קרב הטנקים - Hebrew spelling

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Average score: 68% (based on 13 ratings)


Average score: 2.9 out of 5 (based on 20 ratings with 1 reviews)

Not a really a sim, but not arcade either, definitely weird mixture

The Good
Good graphics (for the time), pretty good control, lots of items to blow up, decent terrain

The Bad
It's more of a action/puzzle like Stellar 7 or Nova 9, not tactics. Enemy follows exact script and you get to shoot helicopters with your cannon!

The Bottom Line
ABT is a weird mix of arcade action, 3D puzzle, and tank simulation. It's not realistic in some aspects, realistic in others, and has a strict script that requires almost a puzzle-like approach.

ABT is a 3D tank simulation that puts you in the four crew positions of an M-1 tank where you fight Warsaw Pact forces in a series of missions. The terrain and graphics are quite good for the time. However, the game seem to have no bearing on reality at times. You are virtually alone on the battlefield except for a few AI units that doesn't shoot back, and you're given "search-and-destroy" missions that require you to play guerilla war with a 60-ton tank! There's even special ammo (the AX round) for your cannon designed to shoot down helicopters!

The action reduces you to play the missions like a puzzle. Take out this portion, take out that portion, then come through this direction and do this... Then you'll win. Any other way would be far more difficult or impossible. This drops the replay value to just about zero.

If you want an authentic sim, try MicroProse's M-1 Tank Platoon instead.

DOS · by Kasey Chang (4601) · 2001



This is the first game Dynamix tried (and applied) its proprietary 3D engine, which later caused so much excitement when used in Betrayal at Krondor.


You are alone on your missions, a fact that is quite... weird in tank sims, since NATO tanks are always deployed in at least platoon strength (4 tanks).

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Game added by Kasey Chang.

Genesis added by Robbb.

Additional contributors: Trixter, Tomer Gabel, fooziex, Crawly, Patrick Bregger.

Game added January 4th, 2001. Last modified September 30th, 2023.