M1 Tank Platoon II (sometimes referred to simply as M1TP2) is a M1 Abrams tank simulation released by MicroProse Software in 1998 for Windows 95/98/Me. It is the sequel to 1989 release M1 Tank Platoon.
This game incorporated many new features, including much improved graphics as well as multiple campaigns, and multiplayer options. The ability to play as armored cavalry, USMC or army platoons added another dimension. The manual accompanying the game, over 100 pages, touched on such things as armor types, tactics, vehicles and more.
M1 Tank Platoon II allowed the player to play several positions in the four tanks that comprised the platoon. A player could play as a tank commander under cover ("buttoned up") or open on the hatch to man the .50 caliber machine gun. Other positions included gunner and an "outside 3-D scrolling view" of any unit on the battlefield.
There was a patch available to upgrade the game to allow for improved machine gun and map performance.
M1 Tank Platoon II was sold to Interplay Entertainment on March 27, 2009.