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Old 08-04-2006, 03:57 PM
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the abrams used by the usmc is an m1a1HA
with a new armor
HA for heavy armor

Actually the USMC uses the M1A1HC, HC meaning heavy common. HA or heavy armor is a term that has been coined by modelers and the modeling industry. Here is a link to a good article on M1 variants:

M1 variant article

The kit itself looks great, I'm looking forward to it!

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Old 08-04-2006, 04:34 PM
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heavy armor can be concirederd rebuilt , it acts of an additional layer of composite shielding
but i don't know why this armor wasn't applied on all abrams

if you wan't i have this link on the abrams

http://www.fprado.com/armorsite/abrams.htm

we have some infos about the m1a2 tusk
I believe that the DU armor was first applied around the Gulf War. I know of Tankers who had DU added to the front of the lower hull and turret front right before they crossed the berm in to Kuwait. Maybe Australia doesn't want DU on their tanks or ammo? Isn't most of these M1A1 AIM's rebuilt M1 IP's? Dan
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Old 08-04-2006, 05:02 PM
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Originally posted by landm@Aug 4 2006, 10:57 PM
Actually the USMC uses the M1A1HC, HC meaning heavy common. HA or heavy armor is a term that has been coined by modelers and the modeling industry. Here is a link to a good article on M1 variants:

M1 variant article

The kit itself looks great, I'm looking forward to it!

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i didn't know
thanks a lot for infos !!
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:49 AM
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Hey Sammy! Just got some sprues via Gary E and Tom C, pretty much the whole kit except p.e. and metal barrel (the little 'grab bag' package). Freakin' amazing! The multi-piece plastic barrel is quite a work of engineering. Good thing a certain book didn't go through before this kit came out . Even comes with a nice drain pan I can put under my Canadian models!

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Old 08-07-2006, 03:13 PM
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Just saw this...

Notes from the technical advisor of the DML M1A1 AIM

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Old 08-07-2006, 05:39 PM
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he's not really happy to see thsi kit coming

why we begin to critic ????

this kit isn't available !

it's my to cents , but is not a problem
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Old 08-07-2006, 07:59 PM
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Hey Sammy! Just got some sprues via Gary E and Tom C, pretty much the whole kit except p.e. and metal barrel (the little 'grab bag' package). Freakin' amazing! The multi-piece plastic barrel is quite a work of engineering. Good thing a certain book didn't go through before this kit came out . Even comes with a nice drain pan I can put under my Canadian models!

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Jim, How do they handle the bore evacuator? Dan
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:37 PM
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Dan, the evacuator is one piece slide molded by itself. The front and rear sections are also slide molded, one piece each (ie no barrel seam!). Unfortunately I didn't get an instruction sheet with the test sprues (I believe I have the ones that were on display at Dragon Expo) so it'll take a while to figure out how it all goes together. I think the plastic barrel will be even better than the metal barrel. I was playing around test-fitting the CMK engine bay into the lower hull, it will need a little work to move it back to line up the final drive and last two torsion bars. Once I get my photography table set up again, I'll get some snaps taken.

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Old 08-07-2006, 09:45 PM
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Well HURRY UP JIM!


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Jim, do you slide it over the gun tube (like the real one)? Dan
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