M1 Abrams main battle tank Weapon Systems // Ground Combat Vehicles // Tanks


Country of Origin: USA

The M1 Abrams is the principal main battle tank (MBT) of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps. The M1A1, armed with the Rheinmetall-designed 120-mm smoothbore gun, is possibly the best (and most expensive) combination of firepower, mobility and protection of any tank in Western service. (The German Leopard 2 MBT has also been described in similar terms). The M1's performance in the 1991 Persian Gulf War demonstrated a convincing superiority over the Russian-designed T-72 (admittedly...

 

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