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Model Specific Information
The M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT) is the namesake of the late General Creighton W. Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and commander of the 37th Armored Battalion. It is the backbone of the armored forces of the United States military, and several of US allies as well. The purpose of this vehicle is to provide mobile firepower for armored formations of sufficient capability to successfully close with and destroy any opposing armored fighting vehicle in the world, while providing protection for its crew in any conceivable combat environment. It is capable of engaging the enemy in any weather, day or night on the multi-dimensional, non-linear battlefield using its firepower, manuever, and shock effect. The Abrams Tank System synchronizes its high tempo, distributed manuever via its digitized situational awareness and the fusion of onboard and remote battlefield sensors.
Production of M1A1 tanks for the US Army is complete. Over 8,800 M1 and M1A1 tanks have been produced for the US Army and Marine Corps, and the armies of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Production of new M1A1 and M1A2 Abrams tanks is in its final phase for Foreign Military Sales. Three versions of the Abrams tank are currently in service the original M1 model, dating from the early 1980s, and two newer versions, designated M1A1 and M1A2. The M1A1 series, produced from 1985 through 1993, replaced the M1 105mm main gun with a 120mm gun and incorporated numerous other enhancements, including an improved suspension, a new turret, increased armor protection, and a nuclear-chemical-biological protection system. The newer M1A2 series includes all of the M1A1 features plus a commanders independent thermal viewer, an independent commanders weapon station, position navigation equipment, and a digital data bus and radio interface unit providing a common picture among M1A2s on the battlefield.
In lieu of new production, the Army is upgrading approximately 1,000 older M1 tanks to the M1A2 configuration. The Army also initiated a modification program for the M1A2 to enhance its digital command and control capabilities and to add the second generation forward looking infrared (FLIR) sights to improve the tanks fightability and lethality during limited visibility. This system enhancement program will be fielded in the 2000 time frame concurrently with the M2A3 Bradley and other advanced digital systems. The initial M1A2 fielding to the First Calvary Division, Ft. Hood, TX, is underway. The Army will continue to field M1A2s to the CONUS contingency corps and other first to fight units into the next decade.
Our PlaneArts M1-A1 Abrams Tank Model scale model tank exhibits unique, unrivalled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual tank. It comes standard with a robust solid mahogany base and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of your order.
The Abrams Tank model tank is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade mahogany wood models rather than plastic, resin or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model tanks match the precise blueprint details of the original vehicle. The Tank model's paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original M1 - A1 . This top quality Abrams Tank replica will surely enthral anyone who receives this stylish desktop display as a gift. This Abrams Tank military model is for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectible gifts for every military tank enthusiast and avid model collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual M1-A1 Abrams Tank Model.
If you require we can also make the Abrams Tank in any other miltary or private livery (or colour scheme) you require and if necesary in a different size or scale. Just email Modelbuffs us a description or photographs and we will let you have a quotation for the necessary customisation.
We can also make bespoke scale replicas of any other military tank or armored vehicle as well as an aviation jet fighter or bomber from post World War II to recent periods of conflict through to the present day. Also produced are private / civil commercial airliner or airliners, helicopter, glider, gliders with engines, military jet, warplane jets, biplane ( two wing ) and biplanes, triplane> ( three wing ) and triplanes, tail fin, spacecraft, rocket or NASA model you require in any airline, military or civilian livery or colors. We also make model airship, blimp, dirigible, boat,and ship collectibles. Wall plaque or seal for military, government or private customers. PlaneArts Wholesale and retail inquiries welcome.