U.S. main battle tanks, the installation of high-power electronic devices will increase the fuel cell
Since the service since the 1980s have been many improvements, with export earnings to support further upgrades
States Army's main battle tank contrast, the U.S. M1A1 "Abrams" has absolutely proud of the capital, a strong interest and escalating artillery electronic system to maintain a leading position as a fellow in the Jiao-Jiao person. Currently, the U.S. is considering the electronic equipment to further tap the potential of M1A1.
More powerful fuel cell energy
It is reported that the Army plans to M1A1 "Abrams" main battle tank to install an advanced hydrogen fuel cell components, to provide electricity. Tank car research chemical engineer Steven Electra website published an article in the Army, said that although fuel cell technology is still in the experimental stage, but the U.S. Army engineers have been in a number of civilian vehicles were tested. Army wants this kind of battery is installed in the "Abrams" tanks for vehicle computer systems, fire control systems, sensors and other equipment to provide more power.
U.S. Army in the 1980s equipped with M1A1 tanks began to replace the old M60 tank. M1A1 tank about 10 meters, 2.4 meters high and weighs 63 tons, equipped with a 120 mm smoothbore gun and a 12.7 mm coaxial machine gun. In power, equipped with a AGT-1500 gas turbine engines for the M1A1 has brought a 72 km / hour speed. M1A1 tanks through a number of improvements in service after the upgrade, most recently, the United States has asked for the General Dynamics M1A1 integrate remote weapon station technology. General Dynamics of foreign claims, the system includes laser rangefinder and thermal imaging devices, than the existing M1A1 tank fire control system also advanced. Some analysts pointed out that, because of the high-power electronic devices equipped with more and more, only the U.S. military hopes to develop long-lasting fuel cells, support the M1A1 to enhance combat capability.
Comprehensive upgrade to ensure absolute advantage
In the country's main battle tanks in active service, M1A1 truly exceptional. Depleted uranium armor, the introduction of German technology to produce 120-mm smoothbore gun coupled with depleted uranium penetrators to both offensive and defensive. With a strong interest gun, M1A1 in the Gulf War of 1990 will be Iraq's Soviet-style armored forces played doomed to failure.
In the 21st century, large-scale tank battle has become a thing, roadside bombs and rocket-propelled grenade into the U.S. military's new nightmare. To this end, M1A1 has also undergone a transformation, begun on the installation of reactive armor side skirts, and installation of fence at the rear of the body armor, and a 12.7 mm machine gun integrated remote-controlled weapon stations, in order to enhance battlefield survivability.
M1A1 has become a popular commodity on the international market. Not only Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Australia, a large number of purchases, even the newly established Iraqi government forces have ordered 140. With the sale proceeds of tanks, the United States to continue to upgrade their equipment models. U.S. Associated Press reported June 25, pointed out that the sale to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, after a large number of M1A1, U.S. Army can get adequate funding and equipment more advanced M1A2 tanks.
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