Biden Administration Finalizing Plans To Send US-Made Abrams Tanks To Ukraine
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The Biden administration is finalizing plans to send US-made Abrams tanks to Ukraine and could make an announcement as soon as this week, according to three US officials familiar with the deliberations. Germany is also set to send its sought-after Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine to help bolster the country’s war effort, Der Spiegel reported, attributing to unnamed sources. CNN’s Oren Liebermann and Jim Sciutto have more along with Gen. Wesley Clark (Ret.), in the video published on Jan 24, 2023, by CNN, as “US and Germany finalizing plans to send tanks to Ukraine“, below:
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M1 Abrams, initially introduced in 1980, has gained a reputation as the world’s best tank. That’s no small feat considering the number of tanks available out there. The beastly machine was named after General Creighton Abrams, a prominent commander of military operations during the Vietnam War, and it’s a platform of technological innovation. It’s equipped with main guns that can shoot projectiles up to 4.7 in (120mm) in size and has an extremely rigid armor fitted with extra layers of steel and depleted uranium. It also boasts caterpillar tracks powered by gas turbine engines. The M1A1 and the M1A2 also came out of the development of the M1 Abrams. Each iteration was heavier and slower but also fitted with far more powerful armaments and advanced technology. The reason the M1 Abrams has proved so popular in war is because it is not just incredibly tough, it’s also surprisingly mobile. This mobility is due to its treads: continuous steel-plates linked together with chainmail. These treads allow the M1 to tackle all sorts of terrain that normal tires just could not. One thing is for sure, you don’t want to get stuck in this tank’s crossfires. We bet, however, that you do want to see it in action. In our video, we bring you footage of this beast in action and also discuss the science, technology, and engineering that goes into building such a dangerous war machine, in the video published on Oct 21, 2021, by Interesting Engineering, as “Why you should fear the M1 Abrams battle tank“, below:
The United States and Russia, two military powerhouses, have had their fair share of arms races over the years. We thought it would be interesting to compare the US’s main battle tank, the M1 (M1A2) Abrams, to Russia’s main battle tank, the T90S, in this episode of The Infographics Show, “A Tale of Two Tanks.” in the video published on April 20, 2017, by The Infographics Show, as “US M1 (M1A2) Abrams vs Russian T-90 S – Main Battle Tank / Military Comparison“, below:
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