Tank enthusiasts only: Picture gallery of the U.S. main battle tank M1 Abrams which enterd service in 1980 featuring voice output (TextToSpeech).
The M1 Abrams is a third-generation main battle tank produced in the United States. It is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of US military forces in Vietnam from 1968 to 1972. The M1 is a well armed, heavily armored, and highly mobile tank designed for modern armored ground warfare. Notable features of the tank include the use of a powerful gas turbine engine (fueled with JP8 jet fuel), the adoption of sophisticated composite armor, and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment for crew safety. With a weight of close to 68 short tons (almost 62 metric tons), it is one of the heaviest main battle tanks currently in service.
The M1 Abrams entered U.S. service in 1980, replacing the M60 tank. It served for over a decade alongside the improved M60A3, which had entered service in 1978. The M1 remains the principal main battle tank of the United States Army and Marine Corps, and the armies of Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Australia, and Iraq in 2010.
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. The M1A3 is currently under development.
The M1 Abrams was developed during the Cold War as a successor to the beleaguered MBT-70. The M1 Abrams contract went to Chrysler Defense and was the first vehicle to adopt Chobham armor. Adaptations prior to the Gulf War (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm) gave the vehicle better firepower and NBC protection. Being vastly superior to Iraqi tanks, very few M1 tanks were hit by enemy fire. Upgrades after the war improved the tank's weapons sights and fire control unit. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 destroyed Iraq's military.
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M1 Abrams, M1A1, M2A1, M60 Patton, M60A1, M60A2, M60A3, M48 Patton, M47 Patton, M24 Chaffee, (M-1, , M-60, M-48, M-47, M-24)
U.S. infantry fighting vehicles:
M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), M2A2, M2A3, M113, (M-2, M-113)
T-90, T-80, T-72, T-64, T-55, T-54, T-34, (T90, T80, T72, T64, T55, T54, T34)
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