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July 13, 2011
M1A3 US Main Battle Tank
Tags: M1A3 Main Battle Tank?
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August 30, 2011 at 2:46 PM (UTC -4)
Will the new us army m1a3 main battle tank reduced from 70 tons to 50 tons?
Will they have the same 120 mm smoothbore cannon or 140mm smoothbore
Are they going to install automatic loader?
Will they have different designs?
I will appreciate if you reply the above.
August 30, 2011 at 3:26 PM (UTC -4)
All great questions of which I’m not sure. I’m not really an expert on the subject. However, my gut feeling is that with new composite materials, the weight will be reduced. I believe it will have an automatic loader as several other tanks do and the new mobile howitzer has one. The main gun will still be 120 mm but it will be lighter.
Here is a link to more info. http://www.strategypage.com/dls/articles/How-An-Autoloader-Can-Hurt-M-1-Tanks-8-26-2010.asp
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