Friday, October 17, 2008

M1 Abrams

M1 Abrams, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

The M1 Abrams is a military tank produced in the United States. The M1 is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and commander of the 37th Armored Regiment.

It is a main battle tank, one well armed, heavily armored, and highly mobile offensive mainstay of modern armored ground warfare.[citation needed] 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 70 tons.

Cantigny Park
Wheaton, Illinois
October 16, 2008

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