The M1 Abrams is an American third-generation main battle tank produced by the United States. It is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of U.S. military forces in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972. Highly mobile, designed for modern armored ground warfare, the M1 is well armed and heavily armored. The M1 Abrams was developed during the Cold War as a successor to the cancelled MBT-70. The M1 Abrams contract went to Chrysler Defence and was the first vehicle to adopt Chobham armor giving the vehicle better firepower and protection from NBC weapons (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical).
Notable features include the use of a powerful multi-fuel turbine engine, the adoption of sophisticated composite armor, and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment for crew safety. Weighing nearly 62 metric tons, it is one of the heaviest main battle tanks in service. The M1 Abrams entered U.S. service in 1980, replacing the M60 tank. It served for over a decade alongside the improved M60A3, which had entered service in 1978. The M1 remains the principal main battle tank of the United States Army and Marine Corps, and the armies of Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Iraq.
Fully radio controlled (2.4GHz) & highly detailed, these 1/16th scale Tanks feature sound & smoke functions, high gripping caterpillar tracks, gearbox, proportional speed with forward, back, right and left movement, plus rotating and lifting turret which fires BB bullets (included)!
One of Heng Longs Largest Tanks!
Sound & Smoke Functions
The Tanks comes built with a speaker which gives of a realistic sound effect. From realistic machine gun firing to realistic Engine noise the sound fucntion is an impressive feature. Also built into the tank is a smoke unit. The smoke unit gives of a realistic cloud of smoke coming from the rear of the Tank which can be topped up using the included smoke oil.
1 x Heng Long Tank
1 x 2.4GHz Transmitter
1 x 7.2v NiMh Battery & Mains Charger
1 x Accesories including BB Bullets, smoke oil and decals.
Even comes with headlights, and a target so you have something to aim for! Gun has a range of approx. 25m, fires BB`s!
Everything in the box except 8 x AA batteries required for the handset.