M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Manual : From 1980 (M1, M1A1, M1A2 models) Hardback
by Greg Walton
The US Army's 68-ton M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank entered service in 1980 when it was deployed extensively in the stand-offs of the Cold War.
It saw combat during Gulf 1 (1991), the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and in Afghanistan (2010).
Its revolutionary design incorporates a powerful multi-fuel turbine engine, sophisticated Burlington composite armour, and a deadly main armament featuring a 105mm rifled gun (M1), and the 120mm smooth-bore gun (M1A1 and M1A2), which makes the Abrams capable of making a kill at ranges in excess of 8,200ft.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Haynes Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 25/05/2017
- Category: Tanks & military land vehicles
- ISBN: 9781785210990