M3A1 Stuart III
M5 w Amph Gear
M5 Lt Tank
M7 Lt/Med Tank
M4 w Flamethrower
M4 w Duplex Drive
M4 w Rocket L
M22 Light Tank
M18 Modified Hellcat
M41 Walker Bulldog
M48 Patton 2
M103 Heavy T.
M108 SP Gun
1978 - USA M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank
Armament: 1- 105mm
M68A1 rifled gun
1 - 7.62mm MG coaxial
Avco Lycoming AGT 1500, turbine, multi-fuel
45 mph (Governed)
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.