1:35 US Army Main Battle Tank M1A2 ABRAMS TUSK II from ACADEMY

1:35 US Army Main Battle Tank M1A2 ABRAMS TUSK II from ACADEMY

The M1 Abrams is a third-generation American main battle tank designed by Chrysler Defense. Conceived for modern armored ground warfare and now one of the heaviest tanks in service at nearly 68 short tons, it introduced several innovative features, including a multifuel turbine engine, sophisticated Chobham composite armor, a computer fire control system, separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment, and NBC protection for crew safety. 

The TUSK system is a field-installable kit that allows tanks to be upgraded without needing to be recalled to a maintenance depot. While the reactive armor may not be needed in most situations, like those present in maneuver warfare, items like the rear slat armor, loader's gun shield, infantry phone, and Kongsberg Remote Weapons Station for the 12.7 mm caliber machine gun will be added to the entire M1A2 fleet over time

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