Abrams has 8 ratings and 0 reviews. This installment in R. P. Hunnicutt’s ambitious volume series on the history of American tanks covers the developm. Find great deals for Abrams: A History of the American Main Battle Tank by R. P. Hunnicutt (, Paperback, Facsimile). Shop with confidence on eBay!. ABRAMS, A History of the American Main Battle Tank, Volume 2. R. P. Hunnicutt. Hunnicutt, R.P.; Bolte, Philip L. (Foreword).

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A total of 23 M1A1s were damaged or destroyed during the war.

Abrams: A History of the American Main Battle Tank

Gannett Government Media Corporation. Any Condition Any Condition. Archived from the original on 11 January Retrieved 1 April The HET can operate on highways, secondary roads, and cross-country. Replacement parts roadwheels, armor skirt panels, drive sprockets, etc. Retrieved 22 July Archived from the original on 14 Hunnifutt The report was based on data from U. Becoming by Michelle Obama Hardcover Book 3. HunnicuttPaperback, Reprint, Facsimile.

American Forces Press Service, 19 November That month, the U. These improvements and other upgrades to in-service tanks have allowed this long-serving vehicle to remain in front-line service. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item abrrams handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

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Jane’s Armour and Artillery. The M1A3 Abrams was in the early design period with the U. Boasting dozens of photographs, line drawings, and figures, in addition to Hunnicutt’s painstakingly thorough research, “Abrams: Archived from the original on 16 July Oxford, UK; New York: For the early 20th Century light tank, see M1 Combat Car.


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The Abrams is equipped with a ballistic fire-control computer that uses user and system-supplied data from a variety of sources to compute, display, and incorporate the three components of a ballistic solution—lead angle, ammunition type, and range to the target—to accurately fire the main gun. Retrieved 1 July Congress and General Dynamics were criticized for redirecting money to keep production lines open and accused of “forcing the Army to buy tanks it didn’t need. Both contractors hunnicuttt their proposed armor configurations based upon the newly obtained data.

Archived 16 October at the Wayback Machine. The M1A2 was a further improvement of the M1A1 with a commander’s independent thermal viewer, weapon bunnicutt, position navigation equipment, and a full set of controls and displays linked by a digital data bus.

Retrieved 23 April These exercises usually took place in Western Europe, especially West Germany, but also in some other countries, including South Korea. USA Today, 29 March Skip to main content.

Abrams : A History of the American Main Battle Tank by R. P. Hunnicutt (2015, Paperback, Facsimile)

Archived from the original on 19 May Archived from the original on 11 July To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. ECP1A for Abrams, which just completed a ‘critical design review’, and includes design efforts to incorporate data links for future ammunition, increased protection, as well as on-board diagnostics and a shift from line replaceable units LRUs to line replaceable modules LRMs.

Andrew marked it as to-read Sep 23, High-hardness-steel torsion bars with rotary shock absorbers. This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat The new APU will also be more fuel efficient than the tank’s main engine.


Archived from the original on 28 September Defense News, 7 December It consisted of an arrangement of metal plates, ceramic blocks and open space. Hunnicutt’s ambitious volume series on the history of American tanks covers the development of the American main battle tank from its conception in the s through the production and standardization of the M1 Abrams main battle tank.

In the 50s, as the M48 Patton was gearing up for production, there was a great deal of interest in developing new design concepts for future armored fighting vehicles; many of these ideas made up the early foundations of the tank that would become the M1 Abrams 30 years later.

Called the Advanced Multi-Purpose AMP round, it will have point detonation, delay, and airburst modes through an ammunition data-link and a multi-mode, programmable fuse in a single munition. This was a very fertile and productive period for combat vehicle development and Hunnicutt covers nearly every detail of it with his trademark precision and hunnidutt.

No ratings or reviews yet. Greg rated it it was amazing Abbrams 20, The first attempt to replace the M60 tank, which was introduced inwas the MBT, developed in partnership with West Germany in the s.

The HET accommodates the four tank crew members. Joe rated it really liked it Mar 23, M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank — King of the Killing Zone. Archived from the original on 31 December