M1A1HA Abrams Main Battle Tank w/Mine Plough - 1st Platoon, B Company, Mojave Desert 1996

By: Dragon Models

Type: Minis Box Set

Product Line: Dragon Armor - United States (Die-Cast) (1:72)


Product Info

Title
M1A1HA Abrams Main Battle Tank w/Mine Plough - 1st Platoon, B Company, Mojave Desert 1996
Publisher
Publish Year
2003
Dimensions
7.5x3x4"
NKG Part #
2148837249
MFG. Part #
DRR60018
Type
Minis Box Set
Age Range
14 Years and Up

Description

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.

Features:

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