M3A1 Stuart III
M3A1 Med
M3 Grant
M4 Sherman
M5 w Amph Gear
M5 Lt Tank
M7 Lt/Med Tank
M6A2 Exp
M4 w Flamethrower
M4 w Duplex Drive
M4 w Rocket L
M4A3 Sherman
M24 Chaffee
M26 Pershing
M22 Light Tank
M36 Slugger
M18 Hellcat
M18 Modified Hellcat
M41 Walker Bulldog
M46 Patton
M47 Patton
M48 Patton 2
M103 Heavy T.
M551 Sheridan
M1 Abrams
M2 Bradley
Bradley M2A2
M1A1 Abrams
M108 SP Gun
M1A2 Abrams            

1978 - USA M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank

Armament:        1- 105mm  M68A1 rifled gun
                             1 - 7.62mm MG coaxial
                             1-0.5"AA MG
Engine:               Avco Lycoming AGT 1500, turbine, multi-fuel
                            1500 hp
Speed:               45 mph (Governed)
Range:               300 miles
Crew:                 4
Weight:              approx. 67  tons

This vehicle was nicknamed the "Thunderbolt" after the tank Gen. Abrams commanded in WWII. This model was used for tests at APG. It was one of the first models off the production line in '80.

MBT which proved very effective in the Gulf War. The combination of the AVCO Lycoming gas turbine engine with the Detroit Diesel Allison X1100-3B hydrokinetic transmission provides automatic shifting with 4 speeds forward and 2 reverse. This tank can reach speeds of up to 60 mph even though reported top speed is 45 mph. The Model M1 mounts a 105mm gun. Later models are equipped with a 120mm gun of West German design (Rheinmetall). This tank is equipped with a very sophisticated Laser Rangefinder system providing excellent first-round hit probability. The hull is protected by advanced armor similar to Chobham armor. Note the skirt armor to protect the suspension system and the hull.

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