The M1 Abrams is the current main battle tank of the US Army and USMC. Design and development started in the early 1970's and the tank entered service in 1980. The tank was the most advanced MBT in 1980 and with further developments it remains one of the best tanks in the world. It is powered by a gas turbine engine, which gives good speed and mobility and is fitted with heavy composite armour, giving it good protection. The first model was armed with the British L7 105mm gun but the A1 was upgunned with a German 120mm gun, so it has the firepower to match the best tanks around the world. It has seen action in the First and Second Gulf wars and also in limited numbers in Afghanistan. It has also been exported to a number of other countries.
This is a highly detailed plastic kit with photo etch metal parts and individual track links with markings for 2 different tanks.