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M1A1 Abrams

50.2k ChaMikey  3.9 years ago
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The icon of the modern day U.S Armed forces, The direct heir to the Mbt-70 project, A tank combining Strong armor, mobility, and firepower, The Abrams.

Following the failure of the MBT-70 project, 2 divisions were tasked with creating an MBT with technology from the former project. Chrysler, Designer of the XM-1 (C) Model, won the governments attention and was then tasked to mass produce the first batch of M1 Abrams.

The M1A1 is a later variant of the Abrams with better armor, and not to mention, firepower. The Rheinmetall 120mm Smoothbore gun of the Leopard 2 proved its worth and was installed in the M1A1 variant.

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Boy this took a while to make (and upload..)
First off, I apologize for the many delays in my builds, I have been lazying around for the past month(s).
You won't believe how annoying it is to actually make the Abrams, I've only noticed that the Abrams was almost every inch Asymmetrically build. The turret is off centered, the breech is off centered, the cheeks are off centered, the tracks were not aligned with each other. In other words it almost killed me with OCD.

Well whats done is done!

This Abrams is painted in a semi-historical scheme and stacked with various miscellaneous items to improve immersion! (buckets definitely there for immersion).

The APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) box on the rear right of the tank was, in real life, a generator made to power the tanks turret traverse, fire control system, and other interior devices when the tanks Engine is turned off.
Here I made it so I can put another engine to be able to turn the tank and so the X-ray vision of the tank is not all too messy.

The gun and turret is fully stabilized, meaning you can turn the turret around the tank to your hearts content, and not worry about shooting on the move, especially with the high-velocity APFSDS round on the 120mm (modded wing gun :v).
On the cons of having a stabilizer, is that the tanks offroad performance (climbing hills, going over tall ridge lines, driving horizontally against an inclines) is highly hindered to the point that you might as well take a donkey and carry the cannon on top of a carriage. So you're gonna have to disable the stabilizer.

Now on to the controls!

Controls :

VTOL & Trim to steer and drive the tank (sorry, its easier to aim with mouse for the gun).
AG-1 to activate coax and roof mount machine guns.
AG-2 to activate roof mounted machine guns' traverse.
AG-3 = safety switch for the 120mm APFSDS.
AG-4 to turn on reticle highlight (center dot green light).
AG-7 to turn on headlights.
AG-8 to turn of stabilizer.
Brake to brake (obviously) turning on brake lights as you do so.
Countermeasure buttons to deploy "smoke" grenades.

Everything in this tank might be ancient by this point but I don't really mind, I can only hope the community to keep building more and more complicated and good looking builds (especially the Simple and Working ones!).

Hope you all enjoy this build! cheers.

Link to the Desert color version.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s) +42 bonus
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 19.1ft (5.8m)
  • Length 54.6ft (16.7m)
  • Height 19.2ft (5.8m)
  • Empty Weight 20,051lbs (9,095kg)
  • Loaded Weight 25,330lbs (11,489kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 18,826.1lbs/ft2 (91,917.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1.3ft2 (0.1m2)
  • Drag Points 19766

Parts

  • Number of Parts 611
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 2,302
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    Can u make the turret fire cannon?

    +1 one month ago
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    @peanut961 same here thr turret turn stabilizer is working but this problem ruined it.

    one month ago
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    60 NEXOv2

    how did you manage to get the turret turn with the stabilizer? only the stabilizer works for me.

    +1 1.9 years ago
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    29.2k SyntheticL

    @ChaMikey It's here, three month ago you didnt reply me lol so I made some changes to your HB
    thanks!

    1.9 years ago
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    50.2k ChaMikey

    @BubbleLukasie absolutely! go ahead :)

    2.0 years ago
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    @SouthwestAir747 ;D there’s such things as jokes. Plus this comment is 1.5 Years Old.

    2.0 years ago
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    It actually works pretty well ommuurde iPhone 6s nice job

    2.1 years ago
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    29.2k SyntheticL

    @ChaMikey Could i use your M2HB on my tank pls?
    of course i will credit u!

    2.2 years ago
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    Smells like War Thunder in here.

    +1 3.4 years ago
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    It bounces severely

    +3 3.5 years ago
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    @ProjectTank ah cool thx

    3.5 years ago
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    20.2k Viper_Z3R0

    @Thespirtusraptorfan you add one gyro on top of the turret and one on each side and disable the rotator

    3.6 years ago
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    @ChaMikey its *IsaacGunnar23

    3.7 years ago
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    50.2k ChaMikey

    @IsaacHornblad yep it is

    3.7 years ago
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    @ChaMikey Heyyyy is it you? From the 4Pleb discord server?

    3.7 years ago
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    Much better than mine hun

    +1 3.8 years ago
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    how do i amke a horiz stabilizer for tenks? and holy crap dude great job!

    3.8 years ago
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    2,353 PvPSky

    I'm very new and would like too learn how too detail builds so good!

    3.8 years ago
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    Yay my favorite tank!

    3.9 years ago
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    50.2k ChaMikey

    @Aaron2107 Until I find a better way (and a part friendly way) to make tracks myself, I won't be making tanks with tracks, I like the idea of using explosive cannon but the reason I don't use explosive cannons is because of part count, if I want to give the tank 20 rounds for firing, it would need atleast another 40 parts to add, and my aim is to make the tank as low of a part count as possible. But thank you for the suggestion!

    3.9 years ago
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    399 Aaron2107

    1 try to make tire tracks so it doesn’t look like it was detract and 2 add an explosive cannon like the Abrams that was just uploaded like yesterday @ChaMikey

    3.9 years ago
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    @ChaMikey yw!

    3.9 years ago
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    50.2k ChaMikey

    @TehDuck Sorry about that! Until such time as real tank tracks comes to SP, this is how I'll be making my tanks :( but thank you!

    3.9 years ago
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    50.2k ChaMikey

    @UssInvincible @Bigplanemachine The wing guns, although they have no drop off, keeps visual realism as well as functionality and simplicity, wing guns have infinite ammo, meanwhile if you want 20 boom 50's it would mean an aditional 40 parts for 20 rounds of ammunition, and I settled with wing guns for lesser parts. My next tank build will use a wing gun again, but it will have a recoil system as seen on Nef680's Centurion. But nevertheless, thank you for the feedback guys!

    3.9 years ago
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    50.2k ChaMikey

    @SuperSix 'murica!

    3.9 years ago
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