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M4 Sherman

Posted: January 19, 2012 in Tanks and MBT's

M1A2 Abrams MBT

Posted: January 17, 2012 in Tanks and MBT's

The M1A2 Abrams MBT is, at the time, one of the greatest tanks in the world. Rivaled only by the allied British Challenger Tank, the Allied Israeli Merkava, and the Russian T-90. the M1A2 has specially created composite armor. The exact composition of the armor is top secret and is only shared with our Allie Britain. The Abrams has a a 120mm main cannon, side mounted .50 caliber MG,  a top mounted .50 caliber MG, and a top mounted 7.62mm MG. The main cannon can fire a large variety of different shells, from heat rounds to armor piercing incendiary shells to the specially designed SABO tank round. The SABO gives the Abrams a longer firing range and more penetrating power, but the shell itself is only 110mm and the M1A2′s main cannon is 120mm. So developers had to create a special “jacket” to go around the shell to make it large enough to fit the gun. Once fired the “jacket” brakes away and the shell continues on course. The M1A2 is powered by a monstrous gas powered jet turbine engine that is able to rocket this mechanical monster up to 42mph. Although the speed and power of the engine greatly decreases fuel efficiency. Gyro stabilizers in the tank keep the barrel aimed at the target even on the move over rough terrain, allowing the Abrams to fire on the go and still be deadly accurate. The M1A2 is known as a super computer on tracks due to how technologically advanced it is. it is so advanced that if one tank see’s an enemy target, another tank can find it on a radar screen in the tank, engage, and destroy. The M1A2 Abrams is one of the greatest tanks ever created.