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  US M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank - European Theatre of Operations, 1988 (1:72 Scale)
US M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank - European Theatre of Operations, 1988

Easy Model US M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank - European Theatre of Operations, 1988




 
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Easy Model EM35028 US M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank - European Theatre of Operations, 1988 (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. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 5.25 inches
Width: 2 inches

Release Date: September 2009

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

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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M1A1 Abrams July 17, 2011
Reviewer: Patrick Fitzsimmons from Vancouver, BC Canada  
The Abrams is very well done from the ammunition blow off panels to the M256 Rheinmetall 120mm main gun. The paint is flawless and the rest of the tank detailing is quite good. This iteration of the current US MBT looks terrific sitting next to its Challenger 2 sibling.

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