M1 Abrams Tank MBT

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The M1 Abrams Tank is a third generation United States Main Battle Tank (MBT).

M1 Abrams Tank

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It was mass produced in 1979 and possessed a top-speed of 45 mph. Named after General Creighton Abrams, the M1 is designed for modern armor ground warfare. Highly mobile and heavily armored, it has a superb multi-fuel turbine engine, separated ammo storage and composite armor. It preserves its crew with a blow-out compartment for safety. At 61.4 short tons, M1 Abrams tank is one of the heaviest tanks deployed in service.

M1 Abrams Tank | United States of America

Weapons Base Power Stats | M1 Abrams Tank
Country: United States
Deployed: 1979–85
Maker: General Dynamics Land Systems
Length: 32.04 feet (9.77 meters)
Width: 12 feet (3.7 meters)
Height: 7.79 feet (2.37 meters)
Speed: 45 miles per hour (72 kph)
Range: 310 miles (500 kilometers)
Weight: 61.4 short tons (55.7 tons)
Armor: Burlington Composite Armor
Weapon A: 105 mm M68 rifled
Weapon B: 50-cal M2HB Heavy MG (1x)
Weapon C: 7.62mm M240 MG (2x)
Engine: HoneyWell AGT1500C Gas
Generated: 1,500 shp (1,120 kW)
Power: 26.9 horsepower per ton
Crew: 4
Cost: $6.21 million (1999 Dollars)
Status: Active

M1 Abrams Tank | United States of America

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