The M1 Abrams was formally adopted in 1980, and features highly recognizable flat surfaces and angular form, plus a powerful gas turbine engine. It was designed upgrade friendly, and various modifications throughout its service life have seen it remain at the cutting edge of military technology into the present day. One upgraded variant was the M1A1HA, which sported an L/44 120mm smoothbore gun and depleted uranium armor on the turret and hull; the M1A2 evolved this design further with technological enhancements such as the CITV thermal imaging sight, a Position/Navigation System and integrated sights for the commander and the driver. Its IVIS system allows advanced communication and information sharing between friendly vehicles. The M1A2 appeared in 1992 and in 2003 it saw its first action, in operations in Iraq.
★This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit of the M1A2 Abrams. Length: 205mm, width: 77mm.
★The distinctive Abrams form and 120mm gun are captured with aplomb, using an intuitive parts breakdown.
★Hull and turret non-slip surfaces are accurately depicted.
★Assembly tracks have single-piece straight sections.
★Comes with a realistic commander torso figure, and 2 Iraq War marking options.
★Hull weight is included to lend the model a realistically heavy feel