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M1A2 Abrams
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M1A2 Abrams Tank Cyber Nations Version
Type: Main Battle Tank
Place of Origin: United States of America
In Service 1980 - Present
Used By United States Army
Manufacturer General Dynamics
Unit Cost $4,350,000
Produced 1979 – Present
Number Built 10,000
Weight 67 tonnes
Crew  4
Armour Classified
Primary Armament 120mm M256
Engine Honeywell AGT1500C
Power/Weight 24.5hp/metric ton
Transmission Allison DDA X-1100-3B
Suspension Torsion Bar
Speed 42 mph (67.7 km/h)

The M1 Abrams is a main battle tank produced in the United States. The M1 is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of US military forces in Vietnam from 1968 to 1972. It is a well armed, heavily armored, and highly mobile tank designed for modern armored ground warfare. Notable features of the M1 Abrams include the use of a powerful gas turbine engine, the adoption of sophisticated composite armor, and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment for crew safety. It is one of the heaviest tanks in service, weighing in at close to 68 short tons.


The M1 Abrams entered U.S. service in 1980, replacing the 105 mm gun, full tracked M60 Patton main battle tank. It did, however, serve for over a decade alongside the improved M60A3, which had entered service in 1978. Three main versions of the M1 Abrams have been deployed, the M1, M1A1, and M1A2, incorporating improved armament, protection and electronics. These improvements, as well as periodic upgrades to older tanks have allowed this long-serving vehicle to remain in front-line service. It is the principal main battle tank of the United States Army and Marine Corps, and the armies of Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and since 2007, Australia.


Official Wikipedia Page


Official M1 Abrams Wikipedia page

History[]

The M1 Abrams was designed by Chrysler Defense (in 1979, General Dynamics Land Systems Division purchased Chrysler Defense Division) and is currently produced by General Dynamics Corporation in Lima, Ohio, and first entered US Army service in 1980. It was armed with the license-built version of the 105 mm Royal Ordnance L7 gun.


An improved version of the M1, the M1A1, was introduced in 1985. The M1A1 has the M256 120mm smoothbore cannon developed by Rheinmetall AG of Germany for the Leopard 2, improved armor, and a CBRN protection system. The M1A2 is a further improvement of the M1A1 with a commander's independent thermal viewer and weapon station, position navigation equipment, digital data bus and a radio interface unit. The M1A2 SEP (System Enhancement Package) added digital maps, FBCB2 (Force XXI Battlefield Command Brigade and Below) capabilities, and an improved cooling system to maintain crew compartment temperature with the addition of multiple computer systems to the M1A2 tank.

Cyber Nations[]

The M1 Abrams is the strongest tank in Cyber Nations ranking just above the Challenger 2. It is also the last tank available to purchase.


Technology Level


To obtain the M1 Abrams your nation needs a technology level of 20 or over.

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