Named for the commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam from 1968-1972, Creighton Abrams, the M1 Abrams is a main battle tank that was introduced in 1980 and ultimately replaced the M60 Patton. It has seen combat action in numerous Middle Eastern conflicts and more than 10,000 have thus far been manufactured.
This newly tooled, 1/35 scale kit — with the option to build as a V2, TUSK I, or TUSK II Abrams — features a "long" turret with anti-slip surfaces, hollow road wheel hubs with clear caps, solid or lightening-holed sprockets, optional boat hull central armor plate, choice of side skirts, opening doors for gunner's thermal sight, an M2 machine gun, commander and gunner shields over hatches, a VCU in turret basket, optional TUSK armor for turret sides, a spare track, a jerry can, and authentic markings for four different models (three in Iraq and one in South Korea). Assembly required. Skill level 4. Measures approximately 9" long.