T he M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT) is the namesake of the late General Creighton W. Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and commander of the 37th Armored Battalion. It is the backbone of the armored forces of the United States military, and several of US allies as well. The purpose of this vehicle is to provide mobile firepower for armored formations of sufficient capability to successfully close with and destroy any opposing armored fighting vehicle in the world, while providing protection for it's crew in any conceivable combat environment.
Three versions of the Abrams tank are currently in service the original M1 model, dating from the early 1980s, and two newer versions, designated M1A1 and M1A2. The M1A1 series, produced from 1985 through 1993, replaced the M1’s 105mm main gun with a 120mm gun and incorporated numerous other enhancements, including an improved suspension, a new turret, increased armor protection, and a nuclear-chemical-biological protection system.
|Top Speed||41.5 MPH|
|Primary gun (left mouse click):||120mm M256 Smooth Bore Cannon|
|Secondary gun (right mouse click):||7.62 M240 Machinegun|
|Evasive action (button X):||Smoke Grenade|
|Primary gun (left mouse click):||.50 caliber Browning M2 Heavy Barrel machine gun|
|Secondary gun (right mouse click):||N/A|
|Evasive action (button X):||Duck in Tank|