The M1 Abrams is an American third-generation main battle tank produced by the United States. It is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of U.S. military forces in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972. Highly mobile, designed for modern armored ground warfare, the M1 is well armed and heavily armored. The M1 Abrams was developed during the Cold War as a successor to the cancelled MBT-70. The M1 Abrams contract went to Chrysler Defence and was the first vehicle to adopt Chobham armor giving the vehicle better firepower and protection from NBC weapons (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical).
Notable features include the use of a powerful multi-fuel turbine engine, the adoption of sophisticated composite armor, and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment for crew safety. Weighing nearly 62 metric tons, it is one of the heaviest main battle tanks in service. The M1 Abrams entered U.S. service in 1980, replacing the M60 tank. It served for over a decade alongside the improved M60A3, which had entered service in 1978. The M1 remains the principal main battle tank of the United States Army and Marine Corps, and the armies of Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Iraq.
The scale replica tank is equipped with metal geared drive train along with metal track and wheels. Beautifully detailed and fitted with a sound system, 320deg movable turret, smoke system and airsoft cannon. These scale tanks are in a class of the own and are for the serious collector and battle enthusiast.
• Factory assembled and ready to run
• Metal gear drive train
• Metal tracks and drive wheels.
• Airsoft plastic 6mm BB and recoil action.
• Working navigation lights
• 2.4ghz radio control
• Detailed exterior
• Sound System (with Volume Control)
Length: 480mm (with Turret 620mm)
Firepower: 6mm Airsoft BB
Sound: Realistic Sound System
Scale Abrams Tank
Decals and Target
110~240v 7.4v Charger (UK Plug Type)
*Note* Charger may not have appropriate plug for all countries. A small plug adapter may be required for use.
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I have 5 Heng Long tanks now and this is one of the best. I have painted it in Auscam and weathered it. £45 cheaper on Hobbyking than anywhere else. Drives really well with metal tracks, metal gearbox, idler wheels and drive wheels. Smoke works well, good power on airsoft gun. I wish they created new tank noises as these are still from the Tiger and as such do not replicate the turbine engines of the Abrams. Massively better than no sound though...
These tanks are addictive and I have just worked out there are 18 more that I want to get...so much cheaper than Tamiya tanks and almost as good, in fact better with a few mods...come on Hobbyking get a T90 and Challenger II into your line up. Wagons HoAfter receiving the ABRAMS today, my hope of a good metal track product was short lived.
whilst the packaging and presentation we very good, with and instruction manual that was legible, understandable, the build quality is very poor.
1) the rear right track wheel was found to be snapped thru the central preformed tensioned track wheel arm, this was fatigue under the pressure of the rebound wheel spring, unfortunately this was found in the box on opening.
2) the metal left gear drive was found to be detached from the metal gears, thus the Abrams would only go in circles.
this did make the model un-usable, it would make me think twice about any more large purchase.