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June 29th, 2011

The Abrams M1A2, Versatile Death

As the centerpiece of the military’s armored strike forces is the M1A2 battle tank. Its one mission is to engage and destroy any opposing armored vehicle on the modern battlefield. The M1A2 is one of the best protected main tanks in use today, due to the use of steel encased depleted uranium armor. It is designed to absorb the energy of an impact while preventing penetration into the interior of the tank. The main weapon on the M1A2 is a 120-mm type M-256 smoothbore cannon which is able to fire two types of ammunition: kinetic energy penetrator rounds and high-explosive rounds. The gun is extremely accurate, thanks in part to the advanced digital fire control computer and a gun stabilization platform. These features allow the ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on June 29th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military