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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2018 12:07 p.m. PST

"Seen by many as the best tank in the world at the moment, the combat record of the Abrams is undeniable, and first came to prominence in Operation Desert Shield in 1991. In this operation, they annihilated the variety of Soviet vehicles in service with Saddam Hussein's armed forces. However, this was the M1A1, with the 120mm smoothbore gun, while the preceding version was the M1 armed with a 105mm based on the British L7 that armed Nato tanks during the 60's and 70's. Interestingly, the initial batch of Abrams that were deployed to Iraq where the M1's with 105mm guns but were withdrawn with the arrival of the up-gunned version…."



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