About the M1A2 Abrams:
The M1 Abrams is the current main battle tank (MBT) deployed by the United States Army, United States Marine Corps and several allied nations around the world. It is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Chief of Staff of the US Army. Abrams was the commander of operations during the Vietnam War and also served in Patton’s Third Army during World War II.
The origins of the M1 date back to a joint US-West German tank program during the 1960s. 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 smoothbore gun developed for the Leopard II, the tank was re-designated the M1A1. A program to further improve the Abrams was introduced in 1992 and the designation was changed to M1A2.
The Abrams was combat-tested during Operation Desert Storm, outperforming the Russian T-72s of the Iraqi Army. Improvements continue to be made to the Abrams to keep up with technological advances and changing battlefield conditions.
- Crew: 4
- Weight: 68 tons (62 metric tons)
- Armament: 120mm M256 smoothbore cannon, M2HB .50 caliber heavy machine gun, M240b 7.62mm machine gun
- Speed: 42 mph (67 km/h)
- Range: 265 (426 km)
Features of the Brickmania™ M1A2 Abrams - Main Battle Tank kit include:
Fully updated and ready for battle, the Brickmania M1A2 Abrams is an excellent replica of the actual tank. This American main battle tank comes with all the coolest features, including opening hatches, rotating turret, a high-quality sticker sheet, printed elements, and a fully-functioning suspension. The kit also includes the popular M240b and M2HB machine guns from BrickArms®.
- Model designed by Cody Osell
- High-quality sticker sheet
- 879 new-condition elements
- Full-color printed building instructions
- 1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
- Advanced Skill Level(6–8 years building experience recommended)