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  Special Edition US M1A1H1A Abrams Man Battle Tank w/ Mine Plough - Apache Troop, 1-1 Cav, Implementation Force (IFOR), Bosnia, 1996 (1:72 Scale)
Special Edition US M1A1H1A Abrams Man Battle Tank w/ Mine Plough - Apache Troop, 1-1 Cav, Implementation Force (IFOR), Bosnia, 1996

Dragon Special Edition US M1A1H1A Abrams Man Battle Tank w/ Mine Plough - Apache Troop, 1-1 Cav, Implementation Force (IFOR), Bosnia, 1996




 
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Dragon DRA60017X Special Edition US M1A1H1A Abrams Man Battle Tank w/ Mine Plough - Apache Troop, 1-1 Cav, Implementation Force (IFOR), Bosnia, 1996 (1:72 Scale) "We will carry out a campaign characterized by shock, by surprise, by flexibility ... and by the application of overwhelming force."
- CENTCOM commander General Tommy Franks commenting on the conduct of Operation: Iraqi Freedom, March 21st, 2003

The M1 Abrams was the next stage in American tank development after the M60 series. Chrysler completed the prototype in 1978 and the first production vehicles appeared in 1980 with 30 tanks a month being built in the years that followed by General Dynamics, then a division of Chrysler Motors. Its advanced Chobham armour makes the M1 the best protected US main battle tank yet devised. Its gas turbine engine is smaller and easier to service than a diesel engine, but the extra fuel requirement negates the space saved, which is perhaps why the idea was rejected for acquiring the German-built Leopard 2. Thermal sights, laser rangefinder equipment, and a sophisticated gun stabilization system give the M1 excellent firepower on the move, be it day or night. In the 1991 Gulf War, the Abrams proved itself the best tank in the world, knocking out Iraqi T-72s with impunity. In fact, no Abrams were lost due to enemy fire.

According to General Dynamics, international sales of the Abrams tank are strong. Egypt has purchased 777 M1A1 tank kits. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia purchased and fielded 315 M1A2 Abrams tanks in the Royal Saudi Land Forces, and lest we forget the Government of Kuwait, which purchased and fielded 218 M1A2 Abrams tanks in the Kuwaiti Land Forces. All of these nations are considering additional orders or configuration upgrades for their existing fleet of M1A1/A2 tanks.

This particular 1:72 scale M1A1HA Abrams main battle tank comes equipped with a mine plough and was used by Apache Troop, 1-1 Cav during the Bosnian Crisis of 1996. Note: The Special Edition version contains two turret-mounted machine guns -- one for the commander and one for the gunner. It also features an "open jawed" mine plough as if its ready for use. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 4 inches
Width: 2.25 inches

Release Date: July 2004

Historical Account: "Enemy Mine" - The Mine Clearing Blade is a supplementary piece of equipment necessary for the M1A1 Main Battle Tank to breech minefields during routine operations. It is electrically operated, and is capable of clearing surface or buried mines up to 6 feet in front of the tank's path without the aid of supporting forces or additional equipment. The system's track-width mine ploughs can clear 42 inches on each side of a path as well as magnetic-fused mines between them with the Improved Dogbone Assembly. In loose sand, the ploughs can operate at a rate of 30 km/h. The maximum safe operating speed for this system is at least 10 miles per hour.

Features
  • Open window display packaging
  • Highly popular and collectible item
  • True to 1/72 scale
  • Fully accurate mold
  • Fully assembled
  • Historically accurate markings and insignia
  • Includes protective display case

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