Military


M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank

Specifications
M1 / IPM1M1A1M1A2
Manufacturer General Dynamics (Land Systems Division)
Crew 4: Commander, Gunner, Loader & Driver
Weight 60 Tons 63 Tons 69.54 Tons
Length (Gun Forward) 384.5 inches 387 inches
Turret Height 93.5 inches
Width 143.8 inches 144 inches
Ground Clearance 19 inches
Ground Pressure 13.1 PSI 13.8 PSI 15.4 PSI
Obstacle Crossing 49 inches 42 inches
Vertical Trench 9 Feet
Power plant AGT-1500 turbine engine
Power Rating 1500 HP
Power to Weight Ratio 25 hp/ton 23.8 hp/ton 21.6 hp/ton
Hydro Kinetic Transmission 4 Speed Forward
2 Speed Reverse
Speed - Maximum 45 mph (Governed) 42 mph (Governed)
Speed - Cross Country 30 mph
Speed - 10% Slope 20 mph 17 mph
Speed - 60% Slope 4.5 mph 4.1 mph
Acceleration
(0 to 20 mph)
7 Seconds 7.2 Seconds
Fuel Capacity 498 gal (1,885 liters) / 505 gal (1,907 liters)
Cruising Range 275 Miles 265 Miles
Fuel Consumption A tank will need approximately 300 gallons every eight hours; this will vary depending on mission, terrain, and weather. A single tank takes 10 minutes to refuel. Refueling and rearming of a tank platoon--four tanks--is approximately 30 minutes under ideal conditions.
  • 0.6 miles per gallon.
  • 60 gallons per hour when traveling cross-country
  • 30+ gallons per hour while operating at a tactical ideal
  • 10 gallons basic idle
  • A mine plow will increase the fuel consummation rate of a tank by 25 percent
  • Main Armament 105mm M68A1
    Rifled Cannon
    120mm M256
    Smooth Bore Cannon
    Commander's Weapon .50 Cal M2 Machinegun
    Coaxial Weapon 7.62 M240 Machinegun
    Loader's Weapon 7.62 M240 Machinegun on Skate Mount
    Basic Load Main Gun 40 rounds (M1A2 42 rounds)
    Commander's 50 Caliber MG 1,000 rounds
    M240 7.62 MG (COAX)/Loader's M240 MG 10,800 rounds
    Smoke Grenades 24 rounds
    NBC System 200 SCFM - CleanCooled Air
    Inventory US Army 4,393 586 M1A2
    588 M1A2 SEP
    Inventory USMC 403
    Inventory Other 777 Egypt315 Saudi Arabia
    218 Kuwait
    Unit Replacement Cost$4,300,000



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