General Dynamics Land Systems (GDELS, a division of General Dynamics Corporation) has officially presented the concept of a promising AbramsX main tank, which is an evolution of the American M1 Abrams tank.
A video with a prototype demonstrator of the AbramsX tank has been published.GDELS itself stated that the AbramsX should become a “bridge” from the Abrams tanks of the latest modifications of the M1A2 SEP v.3 and SEP v.4 to a promising tank.
It became known that in the AbramsX the main caliber will remain the same – the usual 120 mm.The 120mm XM-360 cannon is created using new high-strength gun steel, light alloys, titanium, aluminum, and carbon fiber-reinforced plastic.
Compared to the M1 Abrams cannon weighing more than 2,500 pounds, the XM-360 cannon is 800 pounds lighter and weighs about 1,700 pounds.
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