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The M1 Abrams is the current main battle tank (MBT) used by the United States Army, US Marine Corps and several allied nations around the world. It is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Chief of Staff of the US Army (1972-1974), commander of operations in Vietnam War (1968-1972) and decorated regimental commander in Patton’s Third Army during World War II.

The origins of the M1 date back to a joint US / German main battle tank program during the 1970s. While this project was eventually canceled,  the technology developed was used in the German Leopard II and the American M1 Abrams MBTs. The M1 Abrams introduced many innovative features such as an aircraft turbine powerpack, composite “Chobham” armor, and ammunition stowage separated from the crew compartment. When the Abrams’ original 105mm rifled main gun barrel was replaced with the 120mm smooth bore gun developed for the Leopard II, the tank was then re-designated the M1A1. A program to further improve the Abrams was introduced in 1992 and the designation was again changed to M1A2. Improvements included separate thermal sights for the commander and various technological upgrades.

The Abrams was first combat tested in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm, where it outperformed any of the Russian-supplied equipment of the Iraqi Army. Improvements continue to be made to the Abrams  to keep up with technological advances and different battlefield conditions.

M1A2 Abrams Vital Statistics

  • Crew: 4 (driver, gunner, loader & commander)
  • Weight: 68 tons (62 metric tons)
  • Armament: Main Gun: 120mm M256 smoothbore cannon (42 rounds) M2HB .50 caliber heavy machine gun, 2 x M240 7.62mm machine guns
  • Road Speed: 42mph (67 km/h)
  • Range: 265 miles (426 km)
  • Years Produced:1980-present

Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:

Features of the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank kit include

  • Fully articulated tank tracks
  • Turret fully rotates and main gun can be raised and lowered
  • Two minifigures with BrickArms accesories
  • BrickArms M2HB and Combat LMG secondary weaponry
  • High-quality die-cut vinyl stickers to customize your model
  • 1/35 scale matches other Brickmania models
  • The over-all color scheme of this model is desert tan
  • Includes 817 genuine LEGO, Brickmania and BrickArms elements
  • premiums quality spiral-bound, professionally printed building instructions

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition elements from LEGO and BrickArms. This model comes disassembled, includes printed building instructions, and comes packaged in a sealed box.

Upgrades to the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Kit Available while supplies last.

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M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Megaton Upgrade: M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Kit + Modern Soldier/Mechanic + Close Support Armament/Service Pack and Cart

Includes everything in the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Kit
Plus:

  • 1 LEGO Minifig (Not available separately)
  • 1 BrickArms Dark Tan Modern Combat Helmet (MCH)
  • 1 BrickArms Dark Tan Lightweight Combat Vest (LCV) – Sidearm
  • 1 LEGO Modern Oil Can
  • 1 LEGO Modern Drill
  • 1 LEGO Modern Rachet
  • 1 LEGO Wrench
  • 1 BrickArms Gunmetal MAAWS
  • 1 BrickArms Gunmetal ACR
  • 1 BrickArms Gunmetal M84 Grenade
  • 1 BrickArms Gunmetal M1911 V2 .45
  • 1 BrickArms Black M16-AGL
  • 1 BrickArms Black HAC
  • 3 BrickArms Black Combat Knives
  • 1 BrickArms Tan Crate
  • 1 BrickMania Tool Cart (Not available separately)

M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Kiloton Upgrade: M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Kit + Close Support Armament Pack + Roaglaan’s Custom Water-Slide Decal Modern Combat DEVGRU Pack

Includes everything in the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Kit
Plus:

  • Roaglaan’s Custom Water-Slide Decal Modern Combat DEVGRU Pack
  • 1 BrickArms Dark Tan Modern Combat Helmet (MCH)
  • 1 BrickArms Dark Tan Lightweight Combat Vest (LCV) – Sidearm
  • 1 BrickArms Gunmetal MAAWS
  • 1 BrickArms Gunmetal ACR
  • 1 BrickArms Gunmetal M84 Grenade
  • 1 BrickArms Gunmetal M1911 V2 .45
  • 1 BrickArms Black M16-AGL
  • 1 BrickArms Black HAC
  • 3 BrickArms Black Combat Knives
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