The M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank is the principal tank of the United States Army and Marine Corps.
Originally developed and deployed in 1983, The M1 and its variants proved themselves in Operation Desert Shield/
Desert Storm as one of the premier MBTs in the world. Originally (M1) produced with a 105mm main gun, variants
produced since 1986 are fitted with a 120mm main gun (M1A2). Its characteristic low profile and angular
appearance set it apart from other tanks. The M1's four man crew is protected by "Chobham" armor on glacis and
turret, armored bulkheads between turret and engine, blow out panels over the main gun ammunition compartment
and an effective fire-suppression system. A new depleted uranium armor has been in production since 1988. Power
is provided by an Avco-Lycoming AGT-1500 1500 hp turbine engine and a Detroit Diesel X-11-3B transmission.
Aside from the main gun, the Abrams is fitted with a coaxially mounted 7.62mm machine gun, another 7.62mm
machine gun for loader and a .50 caliber M2 machine gun for the commander.
Price: 110,000 for the refit
Weight: 67.5 tons
Maximum Speed: 42MPH
Maximum Range: 400 miles
MDC: 1300 with glitter plating
Weapons & Damage:
- Main Gun 120mm cannon: Frag. 5D6, HE 2D6x10, HEAT 3D6x10- total of 44 shells, 22 ready, 22 in storage
- Rail Gun (2): 40 rounds 2D4x10. one round 2D4 MDC- 600 Rounds