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Old 01-12-2011, 05:34 PM
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Refurbishing M1 Abrams Tanks - documentary

I found this on YouTube today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RKvk...eature=related

This is a great documentary on refurbishing M1's. Rather than building new M1's, they take existing tanks and completely refurbish them. There is a great segment on mounting the tracks and also on boresighting the gun.
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They actually had a show on the Military channel called "Anatomy of an Abrams Tank". Showed you the complete break down of the tank from where it comes in on a flat bed, and leaves a completely rebuilt beautiful beast! Awesome show, and good post!
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Great vid, but I don't like the M1. I think it is overhyped. (And for the record, it HAS suffered losses in battle!)
God this vid seems to be full of sh1t! The T-80 uses a gas trubine too, the Merkava is better protected, and the only tank in the world that hasn't suffered combat losses up to this date is the Challenger II (though they weren't deployed so much...)
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.....And for the record, it HAS suffered losses in battle!....
Ropi,
I believe they meant tank v tank on the battle field.
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Great vid, but I don't like the M1. I think it is overhyped. (And for the record, it HAS suffered losses in battle!)
God this vid seems to be full of sh1t! The T-80 uses a gas trubine too, the Merkava is better protected, and the only tank in the world that hasn't suffered combat losses up to this date is the Challenger II (though they weren't deployed so much...)
The thing I found intriguing was not so much the facts-and-figures aspect but the overhaul process itself. I thought of it as 1:1 modeling!
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Wait... Overhaul is not the word. These tanks are remanufactured.
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