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M1A3 Abrams Tank by OutcastOne M1A3 Abrams Tank by OutcastOne
Vehicle Type : MBT [Main Battle Tank]
Vehicle Name : M1A3 Abrams
Role : MBT [Main Battle Tank]
Livery : Military - Desert
Unit Cost : US$6.21 million
Armament :
1× 120 mm M256 smoothbore cannon
1x 7.62 mm (.308) M240 coaxial machine gun
1x XM214 Microgun mounted on Common Remotely Operated Weapon System. [CROWS System]

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The M1 Abrams is a third-generation main battle tank produced in the United States. The M1 is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of US military forces in Vietnam from 1968 to 1972. It is a well armed, heavily armored, and highly mobile tank designed for modern armored ground warfare.[6] Notable features of the M1 Abrams include the use of a powerful gas turbine engine, the adoption of sophisticated composite armor, and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment for crew safety. It is one of the heaviest tanks in service, weighing in at close to 68 short tons (almost 62 metric tons).
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ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Personally, I'd replace the coaxial machine gun with an M3 ([link]) 12.7mm (.50 caliber). The same weapon should also replace the damn microgun, whose small caliber limits its range and ability to penetrate cover- besides, what happens if the tank's electrical systems malfunction? Gatling guns usually require an external power source, and those that don't (see Soviet/Russian weapons) are notoriously unreliable.
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gyro5 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
I recently heard of this tank and external views matches the wishes/ rumors of the M1A3.
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