An Evolved Design
The M1 Abrams was formally adopted in 1980, and features highly recognizable flat surfaces and angular form, plus a powerful gas turbine engine. It was designed upgrade friendly, and various modifications throughout its service life have seen it remain at the cutting edge of military technology into the present day. One upgraded variant was the M1A1HA, which sported an L/44 120mm smoothbore gun and depleted uranium armor on the turret and hull; the M1A2 evolved this design further with technological enhancements such as the CITV thermal imaging sight, a Position/Navigation System and integrated sights for the commander and the driver. Its IVIS system allows advanced communication and information sharing between friendly vehicles. The M1A2 appeared in 1992 and in 2003 it saw its first action, in operations in Iraq.
About the Model
★This is a 1/16 scale plastic model assembly kit recreating the U.S. Main Battle Tank M1A2 Abrams. Length: 615mm, width: 231mm, height: 190mm. ★Marvel at the highly accurate big scale depiction of the M1A2's angular form. ★The model utilizes a durable aluminum alloy lower hull. ★A plethora of metal parts includes suspension components such as drive sprockets, torsion bars and suspension arms. ★Double pin tracks are pre-assembled, combining resin links with metal link pins and connectors, plus rubber pads, for supreme durability and realism. ★Comes with an aluminum part to recreate the 120mm smoothbore gun barrel. ★Included photo-etched parts add a whole extra layer of authenticity. ★Comes with 2 marking options to recreate Iraq War M1A2 tanks.
★Massive 1/16 scale allows highly accurate recreation of the M1A2 and its angular, low-profile form.
★Road wheels are supported by metal torsion bars, allowing realistic suspension movement as shown.
★Features realistic depictions of the turret-mounted M2 and 7.62mm machine guns.
★Realistic hull and turret anti-slip surface textures will have you examining the model up close!
★Clear parts are included in the kit to depict rangefinder and and cupola vision blocks with accuracy.
★The commander's CITV thermal imaging viewer also uses clear parts and is movable after completion.
★Sensor, antenna and turret bustle rack Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) are recreated with aplomb.
★Aluminum gun barrel and photo-etched turret bustle rack and engine grille parts give superior realism.
★With resin links, rubber pads and die-cast connectors, the pre-assembled tracks are highly impressive.
★Numerous metal parts include lower hull, drive sprockets, torsion bars, suspension arms and more!
2nd Platoon, F Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Iraq, April 2003