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M1 Abrams, Early Model (5/pk) N34

M1 Abrams, Early Model (5/pk) N34

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This is the standard M1 MBT that came before the M1A1 and M1A2 variants.

The M1 Abrams is an American third-generation main battle tank produced by the United States. It is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of U.S. military forces in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972. Highly mobile, designed for modern armored ground warfare, the M1 is well armed and heavily armored. Notable features include the use of a powerful gas turbine engine (multifuel), the adoption of sophisticated composite armor, and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment for crew safety. Weighing nearly 68 short tons (almost 62 metric tons), it is one of the heaviest main battle tanks in service.

The M1 Abrams entered U.S. service in 1980, replacing the M60 tank. It served for over a decade alongside the improved M60A3, which had entered service in 1978. The M1 remains the principal main battle tank of the United States Army and Marine Corps, and the armies of Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Iraq.

1/285th scale (6mm) pewter wargaming miniatures
Assembly and painting required

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  1. Early M1 with 105mm gun and short turret

    Wayne (Submitted on 21st Jun 2018)

    Usual GHQ high detail. No mold lines. Commanders and loaders MGs are somewhat fiddly to handle and attach as is expected with such tiny parts. Overall, great model.

  2. 1980's era

    Chris (Submitted on 2nd Mar 2018)

    Putting together an armored unit to battle it out with a Russian horde. This model accurately depicts the early model of the M1 series. As usual, very good quality from GHQ and, as usual, very good service from Gamecraftminis.

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