Title: Tamiya 1/35 M1A1 Abrams

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Title: Tamiya M1A2 Abrams

Photos: American main battle tank M1A2 Abrams in 1/35 scale

Prototype At-a-Glance

Type:Main battle tank (MBT)Weight:62 tonsArmor:depleted uranium mesh
Nationality:USALength:32 feet gun forwardMain gun:120mm L/44 M256A1
Manufactured:Detroit Arsenal Tank PlantWidth:12 ft.42 rounds
Designed:1972-79Height:8 ft.Secondary gun:1 x 12.7mm, 2 x 7.62mm
Manufactured:1979-presentCrew:4900rnds, 10,400 rnds
Number built:10,000Speed:42mph (road)Engine:Honeywell AGT1500C turbine

Tamiya #35269 box artThis is Tamiya's kit #35269.  Why?  Because I've always liked the Abrams.  How cool is an MBT powered by a gas turbine, anyway?  Built OOB, just after I had my knee repaired.







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