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            

1999 - USA M1A2 MBT Abrams

Armament:         1 - 120mm M256 smoothbore gun
                            1 - 12.7mm (0.50") AA MG
                            1 - 7.62mm coaxial MG
                            1 -7.62mm MG on a Skate mount
                             6 - barreled smoke grenade launchers L8A1
Engine:              Avco Lycoming AGT 1500, multi-fuel turbine,
                            1500 hp
Speed:               45 mph (governed)
Range:                300 miles
Crew:                  4
Weight:               approx. 60 tons

This is the latest Abrams tank which is an upgrade of the M1A1 version. The U.S. Army has ordered 1,150 M1A2SEP (S/stems Enhancement Package) to be in service by 2004. The SEP contains a new version of command and control systems, new commander's independent Thermal Viewer and display for digital terrain color maps, second generation thermal imaging sight with improved range. The 120mm smoothbore gun from Rheinmetall GmbH can fire a variety of ammunition including the M829APFSDS-T with a depleted uranium penetrator. The tank is protected with steel encased depleted uranium armor. Main ammo storage is stored behind armored sliding doors. The top panels are designed to blow outward in the event of penetration by a HEAT projectile. A new engine is under consideration for the M1A2. Heavy fuel consumption remains a problem with the turbo engine.

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