The M1 Abrams is produced in the United State as a modern third-generation main battle tank and named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of US military forces in Vietnam from 1968 to 1972. It’s powerful 1500CC turbine engine provides high mobility despite being one of the heaviest tank in service. The M1 Abrams is equipped with a M256A1 120mm Smoothbore Cannon which is the same gun fitted to the Leopard 2 manufactured in the United State under license.
The M1 Abrams is arguably the heaviest armoured and most expensive tank in the world. The M829 "Silver Bullet" APFSDS rounds from other M1 Abrams were unable to penetrate the front and side armour during friendly fire in the Gulf War. There were incidents in which an Abrams had trouble destroying abandoned Abrams that been abandoned during operation. The M1A2 is a further improvement of the M1A1, with the incorporation of depleted uranium armour, Soft kill Active protection system and improved fire control system.
This superb 1/24 scale Battle tank features proportional RC control and is fitted with an Infrared cannon that allows you to battle with other tanks in the range, the model has a life counting system that will disable the tank after a certain number of hits, the model will also register hits in terms of physical movement and has a recoil action when the cannon is fired, the gun turret can be rotated 330 degrees and the gun elevated 30 degrees for that totally scale effect. In addition to this, the M1A2 Abrams has a built in sound module with engine, cannon and machine gun sounds!
This tank has plenty of power to to clear obstacles, travel up steep inclines and tackle rough ground easily. The tracks run on individually spring wheels and repairable rubber track just like the real tank. It is tough, very scale and a huge amount of fun, especially when you have a buddy to battle with
Type: M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank (Desert)
Firing Mechanism: Infrared
Speed: 3 Forward and 2 reverse Speeds
M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank (Desert)
16 x AA Battery
Tank seems really nice - however I purchased two of them to do battle and they are only shipped on channel 6. I had to find another vendor to order a set of crystals on a different channel.I love this tank. It looks as good as a professionally done static model. And then you turn it on and run it through the yard!. lots of fun!