TUSK II Tank
US Main Battle
M1A1 Abrams main battle tank is the principal combat tank
of the United States Army (and USMC). The M1 Abrams was
designed by the General Dynamics Corporation and first entered
US Army service around 1980. An improved version of the
M1, the M1A1 was introduced around 1985. The M1A1 has a
120mm smoothbore gun developed by Rheinmetall GmbH of Germany,
improved armor and an NBC protection system.
with Mine Plough "Desert Storm" + 1st Infantry
Division Big Red One Figure Set
Features: - Bonus U.S. 1st Infantry Division Big Red One 4-Figure
Set The American-designed and produced M1A1 Abrams tank is a most
impressive main battle tank (MBT). The original M1 MBT entered
service in 1980, but the improved M1A1 that appeared in 1985 offered
a much better performance thanks to the inclusion of an M256 smoothbore
120mm main gun. Powered by a novel gas turbine engine, the M1
Abrams has proved a huge success, despite its gas-guzzling personality.
The 61.3-ton tank has fought very effectively in such conflicts
as the 1991 Gulf War, Kosovo in the 1990s, 2003 Iraq War, and
even latterly in Afghanistan in the hands of the US Marine Corps.
Some tanks are fitted with a front-mounted mine plough that's
designed to push mines out of the way as the tank advances. This
impressive type of M1A1 tank with mine plough is featured in Cyber-Hobby's
newest Orange Box release. The 1/35 scale tank is accompanied
by a set of four plastic soldiers
from the 1st Infantry Division "The Big Red One".
These figures reflecting modern-day uniforms and weapons are in
action poses, and interestingly, one of them is even digging up
a mine. This means he'd fit in perfectly with a diorama showing
the tank and its attached mine plough in action! Soldiers of the
1st Infantry Division have appeared in a number of modern conflicts
such as the Gulf War, the Balkans and Iraq, so this vehicle and
figure combination offers a host of possibilities straight from
the box. And as is to be expected from Orange Box, this modern
US Army set offers modelers unbeatable value for money.
M1A1 Tank Model
The M1 was a good tank, but the M1A1 improved on it with survivability
features like NBC protection and blowout panels for ammo lockers.
It also added the heavy-hitting power of the Rheinmetall 120mm
smoothbore gun. These guns, loaded with depleted-uranium shells,
proved extraordinarily lethal to the tanks of the Iraqi Army.
Now you can build America's toughest tank in a 'snap'! Snaptite
kits are perfect for introducing new modelers to the hobby and
history. This kit features glue less, snap-together construction,
pre-painted polystyrene parts and illustrated instructions.
SEP Abrams TUSK II
During the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, the U.S. deployed its latest
M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks and these continued to be used in
Iraq during the subsequent occupation period. Due to the threats
posed by RPGs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the urban
environments, the tanks were upgraded with more protection in
the form of Tank Urban Survival Kits (TUSK I) in 2004. The upgrade
included features such as reactive armor on the hull sides, hull
underside armor to protect against land mines, an M2 machine gun
mounted above the main gun barrel, infrared cameras for the crew,
and an external telephone for communication with accompanying
infantry. A further development called TUSK II added features
such as tile-shaped reactive armor to the turret and hull sides,
armored shield for the commander, and a rear-view camera. The
TUSK kits could be installed in field depots in about 12 hours
and different tanks had different features equipped. TUSK kits
could only be installed in theatre due to the reactive armor.
The Tamiya 1/35 scale model uses new data gathered to ensure it
is the best M1A1 kit in the model world.
A1 Abrams Tank Super Kit
Assemble an Abrams M1 A1 Tank with this 1:35 Scale Plastic Model
Kit from Italeri. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older. FEATURES:
Finely rendered tan styrene and resin parts. Exquisitely detailed
resin turrent interior. Highly detailed
resin engine. Detailed resin driver's compartment.
Detailed road wheels and injection molded tracks. Highly detailed
turret and hull exterior. Mesh for the storage bucket at the rear
of the tank turret. Detailed weapons and equipment. Transparent
film. Quality waterslide decals with markings for 2 US Army versions.
Illustrated assembly and painting guide. INCLUDES: (1) Plastic
Model REQUIRES: Assembly Hobby Knife (HCAR0130) Cement (HCAR3415)
Pin Vise (HCAR0696) Paint (Bright Brass, Medium Gray, Gun Metal,
Olive Drab, Flat White, Skin Tone, Field Drab, Flat Black, Field
Green, Wood) SPECS: Scale: 1:35 Length: 10-7/8"" (276mm)
Width: 4"" (102mm) Parts: 280
Abrams "Iraq 2003"
Decals for both US Army & US Marine C Company, 1st Tank Battalion.
Precise mortar and other weapon systms.
Accessories from new tooling, Flexible tracks.
Abrams 120mm Gun Tank
In 1984, the M1A1 was developed with a 120mm smooth bore cannon,
and a further variant the M1A1HA was later developed featuring
depleted uranium armor. This then led to the M1A2, which was fitted
with Intervehicular Information System (IVIS), Commander's Independent
Thermal Viewer (CITV) turret and new style vision block. The M1A1HA
and the M1A2 both played significant roles in Operation Iraqi
Freedom, being deployed by land forces as well as the Marine Corps
as they moved toward Baghdad.
Includes: Abrams tank, 1 commander figure
and 1 loader torso figure, and lots of accessories.
Decals for 4 desert vehicles and one NATO vehicle are also included
in the kit.
M1A1 Abrams (Heavy Armor) with Figure Set
Since its introduction in 1980, the Abrams has made an enviable
name for itself, and combat in places like Kuwait and Iraq have
proved beyond a doubt that it is a highly successful design. Weighing
nearly 68 tons, the tank is powered by a gas turbine engine. It
serves within the army ranks of Australia, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait,
Saudi Arabia and, of course, the USA. In the USA it is used by
both the US Army and the US Marine Corps (USMC). Indeed, it is
a version used by the USMC that is depicted in this Orange Box
kit. The actual variant is an M1A1HA (Heavy Armor), which is a
version distinguished by the addition of first-generation depleted
uranium armor mesh within its composite armor package. The USMC
currently operates 403 M1A1 Abrams tanks, and this kit would be
ideal for depicting a scene involving Marines from Operation Iraqi
/ A2 Abrams Tank
Contains 616 parts to make any 1 of 5
M1A1HA, M1A1HA with Track Width Mine Plow, M1A1HA with Mine Roller,
M1A2 Abrams or M1 Panther II Mine Clearing Tank.
/ M1A1HA Abrams Main Battle Tank
All you need to replicate US main battle tank during Operation
Iraqi Freedom is included. Parts for replication of either M1A2
or M1A1HA are provided. Commander's Independent Thermal Viewer
(CITV) and a new style vision block have been accurately reproduced.
Missile Counter Measures Device (MCD), smoke discharger and float
brackets also included to allow reproduction of Marine Corps version.
Combat Identification Panels (CIP), M2 machine gun, and Auxiliary
Power Unit (APU) accessories included. Includes
Commander and loader half body figures Decals for 4
desert vehicles and one NATO vehicle are provided.
M1A1 Abrams with Mine Plow
This kit is highly detailed and features an operable movable Mine
Plow. Includes life-like Commander and
Loader figures, movable main turret, and realistic
Panther II, U.S. Army
The modern battlefield calls for specialized engineering equipment
and the M1 Panther II ably answers that summons. This 43-ton American
armoured vehicle is basically an Abrams modified for mine clearing,
with the turret removed. Slide mold technology contributes a .50-cal
MG with an opened muzzle, detailed video cameras, and accurately
detailed grenade launchers.
Includes metal tow cables,
Highly detailed suspension with separate suspension arms. Photo-etched
frets offer components for the MG mount and bolt heads. Convenient
"Magic Tracks" are included.
SEP V2 (System Enhanced Program) Vehicle
The latest and most advanced version of the Abrams is the M1A2
SEP V2, where ‘SEP' stands for System Enhanced Program and
‘V2' denotes Version 2. It has integrated command, control,
communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
(C4ISR) capabilities, which incorporate FBCB2 to provide very
effective real-time command and control. The sights use the latest
second-generation FLIR thermal-imaging system, while an upgraded
Commander's Independent Thermal Viewer (CITV) provides a hunter-killer
capacity that allows the M1A2 SEP V2 to engage one target while
simultaneously tracking another. Lethality improvements include
a Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) II that can
be fired from inside the MBT using a joystick and screen, thus
reducing the crew's exposure to snipers. Also added is a phone
on the back of the tank so soldiers can talk to the crew. The
M1A2 SEP V2 is clearly the predator at the apex of the US Army's