M1 Abrams

The M1 Abrams is a third-generation American main battle tank designed by Chrysler Defense and named for General Creighton Abrams. Conceived for modern armored ground warfare and now one... Wikipedia

  • Type:  Main battle tank
  • Place of origin:  United States
  • In service:  1980–present
  • Used by:  See Operators below
  • Wars:  Gulf War, War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, 2011 Egyptian revolution, War in Iraq, Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen
  • Designer:  Chrysler Defense (now General Dynamics Land Systems)
  • Designed:  1972–1975
  • Manufacturer:  Lima Army Tank Plant (since 1980), Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant (1982–1996), Egyptian Defense Company Tank Plant
  • Unit cost:  US$6.21 million (M1A2 / FY99) Estimated in 2016 as US$8.92 million (with inflation adjustment)
  • Produced:  1979–present
  • Number built:  approx. 10,400
  • Variants:  See variants
  • Length:  Gun forward: 32.04 ft (9.77 m), Hull length: 26.02 ft (7.93 m)
  • Width:  12 ft (3.66 m)
  • Height:  8 ft (2.44 m)
  • Crew:  4 (commander, gunner, loader, driver)
  • Elevation:  +20° -10°
  • Traverse:  9 seconds/360 degrees
  • Armor:  Composite armor
  • Main, armament:  M1: 105 mm L/52 M68A1 rifled gun (55 rounds), M1A1: 120 mm L/44 M256A1 smoothbore gun (40 rounds), M1A2: 120 mm L/44 M256A1 smoothbore gun (42 rounds)
  • Secondary, armament:  1 × 0.50 caliber (12.7 mm) M2HB heavy machine gun with 900 rounds, 2 × 7.62 mm (.308 in) M240 machine guns with 10,400 rounds (1 pintle-mounted, 1 coaxial)
  • Engine:  Honeywell AGT1500 multi-fuel turbine engine, 1,500 shp (1,120 kW)
  • Power/weight:  From 26.9 hp/t (20.05 kW/t) to 23.8 hp/t (17.74 kW/t)
  • Transmission:  Allison DDA X-1100-3B
  • Suspension:  High-hardness-steel torsion bars with rotary shock absorbers
  • Ground clearance:  M1, M1A1: 0.48 m, M1A2: 0.43 m (1.41 ft)
  • Fuel capacity:  504.4 USgal
  • Operational, range:  M1A2, road: 426 km (264.7 mi), Cross country:
  • Speed:  M1A1, road: 45 mph (72.42 km/h) (governed), Off-road: 30 mph (48.28 km/h), M1A2, road: 67 km/h (41.63 mph) (governed), Off-road: 40 km/h (24.85 mph)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo
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