The Ml Abrams has proved itself to be the finest main battle tank in the World since its introduction into US Army service in 1981. It combines the ultimate balance between firepower, mobility and protection as demonstrated by its superior performance during the two Gulf Wars and in Afghanistan. It routed the Soviet equipment of Saddam Hussein’s army and today remains the yardstick by which friends’ and foes’ MBTs are judged.
Its versatility and continual modernization of weaponry armor and engineering guarantees that the MI Abrams will remain the US Army’s spearpoint for years to come.
Expert author Michael Green has produced a comprehensive collection of images and highly informed text.
About the Author
Michael Green is the author of numerous acclaimed books in the Images of War series. He lives in California.
Table of Contents
Notes to the Header 8
Chapter 1 Abrams Background History 9
Chapter 2 M1 through M1A1 Abrams Tanks 45
Chapter 3 M1A2 Abrams Tanks 94
Chapter 4 Marine Corps Abrams Tanks 121
Chapter 5 Firepower Close-Up 137
Chapter 6 Specialised Vehicles and Accessory Kits 160