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A Royal Hawaiian Army M1A3 Abrams

The M1A3 Abrams is an upgraded version of the M1A2 Abrams. The M1A3 is an American Main Battle Tank, designed to replace the then aging M60 Patton.

Development

The first attempt to replace the aging M60 tank was the MBT-70, developed in partnership with West Germany in the 1960s. The MBT-70 had advanced features such as a height-adjustable air suspension and a very small body with the driver in a turret design that allowed the driver to always face the direction of travel. The MBT-70 ultimately proved to be too heavy, complex, and expensive, thus she was cancelled in 1971.

Armament

- 125mm Smoothbore Gun

- 12.7mm M2HB Heavy Machine Gun

- (2x) 7.62mm M240 Light Machine Guns

Operators

American Armoured Solutions

Royal Hawaiian Army (Until 2055)

Arabian Federal Ground Forces (Acquired from Egypt, Kuwait, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia) Operated until 2050)

Islamic State (From 20?? until destruction in 2024)

Taicho Army

US Army (Used in surplus until defeat in 2065)

USMC (Until 2065)

Clarke Military Enterprises

ANZAC (Until 2039)

Replacement

The M1A3 was operated by the US Army up until 2030, when it was put into reserve (namely for use by the National Guard). The M1A3 was soon after replaced by the M15 Eisenhower, which outmatched the Russian T-105 Koloss and T-14 Armata. It was (almost) a match to the Daitai-built Type-98 Bishamonten Main Battle Tank.

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