Specifications of the Mainstay of the US Abrams Tank that Ukraine Wants to Own. PHOTO/Reuters
JAKARTA – Tank Abram s owned by United States of America (US) which is known to be sophisticated is not included in its assistance to Ukraine . It turns out that the Americans had their reasons why they refused to give the armored vehicles.
The United States has indeed sent tens of billions of dollars in aid to Ukraine, ranging from artillery to armored vehicles, but not for this Abrams Tank.
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Launching from Reuters, they are reluctant to do this because according to US officials, the vehicle has complicated maintenance and is considered too sophisticated.
Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh said that given the cost of keeping Abrams, “it doesn’t make sense to give him to Ukraine at this time.”
The Abrams tank itself has three types of versions, namely M1, M1A1 and M1A2. All three have different weights ranging from 60, 63 and 69.54 tons.
All three can accommodate 4 people, consisting of, commander, gunner, loader, and driver. The speed of the Abrams tank can reach 30 km/hour, while the heavier MIA2 type has a speed of 17 km/hour.
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All three are also equipped with 1500 horsepower. Of the three versions, MIA2 is the most advanced version with newer technology.
The most prominent thing about this Abrams tank is the addition of the Inter-Vehicle Information System (IVIS). This system enables the automatic exchange of information between vehicles.
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