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Abrams M1 Tank

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Specifications
Abrams M1 Battle Tank

Abrams M1 Battle Tank

Photo courtesy U.S. Army
  • Length = 387 inches
  • Width = 144 inches
  • Height at turrent = 93.5 inches
  • Crew size = 4 crew – driver, commander, gunner and loader
  • Weight = 69.5 tones
  • Ground clearance = 19 inches
  • Maximum speed = 42 mph
  • Approximate cost = $4.3 million each
  • Can cross obstacles up to 42 inches high in size and 9 foot trenches
  • Carries about 500 gallons fuel, enough to go 265 miles – gets 0.6 miles per gallon
  • Goes from 0 to 20 mph in just over 7 seconds
  • 1,500 HP gas turbine engine built by Honeywell
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