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Upgrade to the Abrams known as M1A3 block III with new hybrid diesel-electric powerplant and active protection system. It has a low-profile turret with a 140mm L55 main gun.



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yeah it is the new prototype nice ive seen it. it goes i think 70mph with a diamond shaped cannon and it like 10ft tall

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VampKalashnokov wrote:

yeah it is the new prototype nice ive seen it. it goes i think 70mph with a diamond shaped cannon and it like 10ft tall



Neat, especially since no true prototypes were built yet. The plans are to commence construstion of the prototypes by 2014, and hopefully get them operational by 2017.



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Further upgrades are ballistic shields and underbelly armor protection and an Advanced Multi-Purpose (AMP) tank round combining multiple ammunition types into a single round and designed to fire as a canister, high-explosive or anti-tank round. It will be ready in five to seven years.



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it was on future weapons SE

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Link to the epp plz?

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i dont think the americans whould give up their M1A2 Tusk just yet, especialy with the tusk 2 on the way



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look at this video at about 1:32.

Riding on the back of a CSX freight train rolling through Ohio is an unusual tank, which appears to be a modified M1 Abrams. Could it be the A3?



-- Edited by VectorTanker2 on Sunday 9th of October 2011 06:29:49 PM

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And by the way these also surfaced on Militaryphotos.net.

 



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M1A2 with the Crusader's turret?



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Looks to me like the Advanced Tank Cannon (ATAC) System. It was designed to integrate the XM291 140mm main gun into a new turret with auto-loader fitted to the original M1 chasis. The gun fired two-piece 140mm ammo with twice the muzzle energy of the standard 120mm M256.

The program also included testing of a millimeter wave radar target acquisition system.

The first demonstrator vehicle was named "Thumper"...



-- Edited by Leela25 on Sunday 9th of October 2011 08:04:06 PM

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Leela25 wrote:

Looks to me like the Advanced Tank Cannon (ATAC) System. It was designed to integrate the XM291 140mm main gun into a new turret with auto-loader fitted to the original M1 chasis. The gun fired two-piece 140mm ammo with twice the muzzle energy of the standard 120mm M256.

The program also included testing of a millimeter wave radar target acquisition system.

The first demonstrator vehicle was named "Thumper"...


 

Leela, more info:

Due to a shortage of funding, the CATT-B was never completed as a fully integrated system. Prior to being installed in the CATT-B, the ATAC System has been installed in a modified M1 turret on a standard M1 chassis (Thumper). This also features the Benet Laboratory designed automatic loader, modified M1A1 fire-control electronics, Rockwell Multisensor Target Acquisition Sensor, standard M1 gunner's primary sight and a new fire-control computer. In this vehicle the gunner is on the right, as in the M1, while the tank commander is on the left in the space normally occupied by the loader.

What's not mentioned is the included VIDS defence system and signature reduction components. 

CATTB = Component Advanced Technology TestBed.

The XM291 cannon was also supposedly used for developing ETC technology, then later used on the M8 Thunderbolt technology demonstrator in 120mm format.



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Interesting stuff. Could it have contributed to the development of the A3 design?



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I always thought the turret was based on the Leopard 2 turret. They almost have the same frontal profile.



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The turret is apparently also extended rearward to house an autoloader, basically a robotic loading system that automatically loads rounds into the chamber without the need of a loader/operator.



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the T-72 is a good example of an auto-loader system, but the loader is housed in the actual chasis itself and only raising up to load a projectile

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VectorTanker2 wrote:

The turret is apparently also extended rearward to house an autoloader, basically a robotic loading system that automatically loads rounds into the chamber without the need of a loader/operator.


 

That was the QUICKDRAW program. Similar studies, but I stress they are very different programs!



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Similar how? Did they integrate the same systems undergoing studies in the CATTB program?

I've never even heard of "Quickdraw"! 



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Sidewinder wrote:
VectorTanker2 wrote:

The turret is apparently also extended rearward to house an autoloader, basically a robotic loading system that automatically loads rounds into the chamber without the need of a loader/operator.


 

That was the QUICKDRAW program. Similar studies, but I stress they are very different programs!


 

Try reading Leela's post.



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Sidewinder wrote:
VectorTanker2 wrote:

The turret is apparently also extended rearward to house an autoloader, basically a robotic loading system that automatically loads rounds into the chamber without the need of a loader/operator.


 

That was the QUICKDRAW program. Similar studies, but I stress they are very different programs!


 

FASTDRAW, not QUICKDRAW. 

It's a drum-type high-capacity autoloader/semi-autoloader for 36 rounds capacity, designed to be integrated in to existing M1 turrets.



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Oh dear. FASTDRAW, of course!

I have drawings of this system...



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