The hull height is 26.02 ft (7.93 m). The tank is 12 ft wide (3.66 m) and has four crew members. They consist of the commander, driver, loader and gunner. There are currently more than 9,000 of these tanks in service. The armor is Chobham, RH armor (steel encased depleted uranium mesh plating).
Its primary armament is the 105 mm M68 rifled cannon (M1). The M1A1, MIA2 and MIA2SEP use the 120 mm M256 smoothbore cannon. The secondary armament of these tanks is the 1 x .50-caliber (12.7 mm) M2HB heavy machine gun and / or M240 machine guns (1 pintle-mounted, 1 coaxial). The size of the M1 Abrams tank requires the use of the Honeywell AGT1500C multi-fuel turbine engine (1,500 hp, 1,119 kW).
The power/weight is 24.5 hp/metric ton. The transmission is the Allison DDA X-1100-3B. The suspension is the Torsion bar. The M1 Abrams’ fuel capacity is at 500 gallons (1,892 liters).
The range is 465.29 km (289 mi). If it has the NBC system, the range is 449.19 km or 279 mi. Its speed on the road is 67.7 km/h (42 mph). Off road the maximum speed 48.3 km/h (30 mph).
The variants consist of the M1, M1IP, M1A1, MIA2 and MIA2 SEP. All these tanks generate 1,500 horsepower (1,100 W). All are operated by 4 crew members (the gunner, commander, driver and loader).
M1 Specifications (1979-85)
The size of the M1 Abrams is 32.04 ft (9.77 m). It is 12 ft (3.7 m) wide and 7.79 ft (2.37 m) high. The maximum speed is 72 km/h (45 mph). The range is 500 km (310 mi). It weighs 61.4 short tons (55.7 tons). The main armament is the 105 mm M68 rifled.
The M1IP Specifications (1984)
Its length, height and width is the same as the M1 except for the weight (62.8 short tons (57 ft). The other technical specifications are the same as the M1. The M1IP also uses the 105 mm M68 rifled.
The MIA1 Specifications (1986-92)
The size of the M1 Abrams M1A1 is the same as the previous tanks except for the height (it is 8 ft / 2.4 m). Its top speed is 66.5 km/h (45 mph). The range is 463 km (277 mi). The M1AI weighs 67.6 short tons (61 tons). Its primary armament is the 120 mm M256 smoothbore.
The MIA2 Specifications (1992- present)
Its specifications are the same as the MIAI except for the following. The range is 391 km (243 mi). It weighs 68.4 short tons (62.1 tons).
The MIA2 SEP Specifications
The MI1A2 specifications are the same as the M1A2 except for the following. Its speed is 68 km/h (42 mph) and the weight is 69.6 short tons (63 tons).
The size of the M1 Abrams tank and its weapons has made it one of the most dependable tanks in the US military, having served in numerous war campaigns.