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What is the top speed of an M1 Abrams tank?
The M1 Abrams is listed as having a 289 mile (approx 466 kilometre) operational range and 500 US gallons (1900 litres) of fuel capacity, so it comes out to something like .57 …miles per gallon. As with everything, it depends on the version of the tank being used. The MPG of the Abrams has increased significantly from the M1 to the M1A2 models, due to a array of small improvements. However, one of the biggest overlooked things with tanks is their fuel consumption while in two very common actions: (1) at idle, waiting for something to happen, and (2) at very low speeds, under 5mph, as when fighting with infantry (particularly in urban combat). Tanks spend a significant amount of their time at idle; most tanks take a short while to turn on their engine and warm it up enough to move - up to a minute or more between hitting the "Start" button and actually being able to move the tank. In combat situations, this is death, so virtually all tankers leave their engine idling when they are stopped anywhere near a possible combat zone. So, the fuel consumption of a tank while at idle is almost as important as its MPG while moving. Similarly, tanks in urban combat spend virtually their entire time at human walking (or trotting) speeds, generally under 5 mph, so that accompanying infantry can stay in contact (and support the tank). In urban combat, tanks without infantry can be quickly overwhelmed by opposing infantry, so you won't see a tank tearing around town at 30 mph or so. Like with idling, the fuel consumption of a tank at very low speeds is just as important as its fuel consumption at fast speeds. The original turbine in the M1 was hideously thirsty, and tended to consume large amounts even at idle, and required an astonishing 10 gallons of fuel just to start the turbine. The up side was that turbines start much faster than diesel engines (particularly in cold weather), and provided a much faster power gradient (i.e. much faster acceleration), with a higher power:weight ratio. Currently, the turbine in the M1 series burns about 1.6 gallons per mile ( 0.6 mph, or 392 L/100 km), and uses 10 gals/hour at idle. A replacement turbine is in the development stage, which will reduce fuel consumption by 33% (50% at idle), but will probably not be available until 2015 or so due to political considerations. In the mean time, an Auxiliary Power Unit (small rotary engine) has been shoehorned into the M1A2's engine compartment. This allows the M1A2 to shut down the turbine completely, and still run all internal electrical systems using under 1 gallon/hour. There are also considerations for allowing the APU to drive the M1 at very low speeds (1-2 mph).
those arrows are to separate the tanks from other companys, since all m1 abrams look the same the arrows tell what company that tank belongs to. you will see different style a…rrows on tanks of different companys
It depends where the tank is hit. A direct hit to the treads will render the tank immobile. Also, the top near the crew hatches and the rear are vulnerable. However, hits to t…he sides and front will little no damage.
The first US Army General to command US Forces in South Vietnam was a former staff officer who served under GEN George S. Patton in Europe during WWII; GEN Paul Harkins.… The second USA General to command forces in Vietnam was GEN William Westmoreland; a paratrooper (Airborne Officer), and also a combat WWII veteran who fought in the ETO (European Theater of Operations). The third USA General to command forces in Vietnam was a tank officer, GEN Creighton Abrams. Abrams also served under GEN George S. Patton in Europe during WWII. Under the direction of the "Armor" General in Vietnam, tanks and AFV's (Armored Fighting Vehicles) were used more often, and their numbers grew in country. Including the brand new M-551 Sheridan tank, armed with a 152mm gun (and officially designated as the "Armored Airborne Reconnaissance Assault Vehicle"), which went directly from Army acceptance onto the battlefields of South Vietnam in January 1969...under orders from GEN Abrams. Abrams died from cancer in 1974, and the new M1 Abrams MBT (Main Battle Tank) is dedicated to all tank crewmen, and named after GEN Abrams on behalf of the men that served under him in Vietnam.
\nThe Chrysler Corporation invented the M1 Abrams tank. They later sold the Chrysler Defense division to General Dynamics.
The M1 and its variants have a top road speed of 67.7 kilometres per hour (42 mph), and an offroad top speed of 48.3 kilometres per hour (30 mph).
apx. 67 tons
They were made at the Lima Army Tank Plant in Lima, Ohio and at the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant in Warren, Michigan. Current production is underway only at the Lima plant.
of course not. Improved by another uses, myself. A bit more detail here. The M1 Abrams, weighs in at 60 tons, the M1A1 at 63, and the M1A2(the current model) tips the sc…ales at 69.54 tons. While yes tornadoes have moved this much weight before, when they have they were much larger, spread out, with alot more surface area.
Most tornadoes would not be able to. But an extremely strong tornado, most likely an EF5 could likely lift one seeing as how they can pick up buildings.
Yes, no one marks a faster, stronger, and more powerful main battle tank. ---- "Strongest" is also very subjective. Both the German Leopard 2 and British Challenger 2 tanks… are very comparable in all aspects. The effectiveness of a given tank is also highly dependent on the other qualities of its combat support (infantry, C3I, etc.).
Theoretically, one rpg hit directly into the treads of a tank could break loose a tread and render the tank immobile. However, this is very unlikely. The rpg would have to be …at least an rpg-9 (rpg-7's being the more common model). And the small area of vulnerability, means that to have a chance of knocking the track loose, a large number of rpg's would have to hit the tank before one got the lucky hit. A lucky hit to the GPS (Gunners Primary Sight), or other targeting sensors such as the laser range finder could disable the ballistic computer. This would make the main gun far less effective.
Ridiculous question. The M1 Abrams as a battlefield tank, is faster, more agile, and more accurate than a M109 howitzer. Both weapon systems have very different missions, and …while the delivery system of the Abrams is exceptional, which would give it a head to head advantage, it does not fire the same ordinances as the M109, which has potentially far greater destructive power over greater distances.