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M1/IPM1 Abrams Tank

 
 
M1/IPM1 Abrams Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
1. M1/IPM1 Abrams Tank Marker
Inscription.

Since the beginning of massed armies around the world, formal military units have been outfitting their armies in protective gear; in the beginning with armored breastplates, to English Knights, to the Ironclad ships of the American Civil War, and finally to armored vehicles of World War I. The tank first used in 1916 cleared a path for advancing infantry. A century later the mission has not changed. Better firepower, armor, and technology such as this M1/IPM1 has provided support for the modern military by successfully closing with and destroying any opposing armored fighting vehicle in the world, while providing protection for its crew in any conceivable combat environment. It is capable of engaging the enemy in any weather, day or night, on the multi-dimensional, non-linear battlefield using its firepower, maneuver, and shock effect. It is the backbone of the armored forces of the United States in which over 8,800 M1/IPM1 and M1A1 tanks have been produced.

Entered Service: February 28, 1980
Manufacturer: General Dynamics
Weight: 61.4/62.8 tons
Crew: 4
Engine: AGT-1500 turbine engine
Max Speed: 72.42 km/h (45 mph)
Length: 9.76 Meters (32.04 feet)
Width: 3.65 Meters (12.00 feet)
Height: 2.37 Meters (7.79 feet)
Horsepower: 740 to 810 hp
Range: 442.5 km (275 miles)
Weapon

M1/IPM1 Abrams Tank and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
2. M1/IPM1 Abrams Tank and Marker
System: It contains a M68A1 105mm rifled cannon. It also has M2 .50 caliber machinegun for the commander, and both the coaxial and loader's weapons are 7.62 mm M240 machineguns.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum.
 
Location. 40° 25.954′ N, 76° 34.139′ W. Marker is in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is at the intersection of Fisher Avenue and Clement Avenue/Wiley Road, on the left when traveling east on Fisher Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annville PA 17003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M113A2 APC (a few steps from this marker); M60A3 Patton Tank (a few steps from this marker); Third Armored Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Clyde Grubb Lester Baver (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Smolik Bob Pacios (within shouting distance of this marker); M46 Patton Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); Company G, 112th Infantry, and Service Troop, 104th Cavalry, War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); M4A3 Sherman Tank (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Indiantown Gap.
 
Also see . . .
1. M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank
M1/IPM1 Abrams Tank image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
3. M1/IPM1 Abrams Tank
. (Submitted on January 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Abrams Tank Upgrade. (Submitted on January 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. (Submitted on January 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum. (Submitted on January 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. War, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, 2nd IraqWar, AfghanistanWar, Cold
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 125 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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