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In the US, told the details of the tests of the latest version of the Abrams tank - M1A2 SEP V3

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In the United States revealed the test details of the latest version tank Abrams. It's about testing the M1A2 SEP V3 version.


Tests of the M1A2 Systems Engineering Plan of the third version took place at the Yuma test site in Arizona. It is usually tested on a variety of technical means that are being prepared for delivery to the American army. Tanks are no exception. It was at the Yuma training ground that absolutely all versions of Abrams were tested, starting with the first - developed back in the 1970's.

During the tests, the crew of the M1A2 Abrams SEP V3 received the mission to march a distance of approximately 340 km over rough terrain.

Tank Test Team Specialist Rob Wilson quoted Defense Blog:

We have several test courses that are related to passing on various types of roads. Tanks can go along these roads during operations in various parts of the world. Our task is to drive the tank across various road surfaces for thousands of miles.

One of the tests is testing the tank after stopping on a hillside with a limited amount of fuel in the tanks. According to Wilson, this test makes it possible to find out whether the Abrams fuel pump can still remain efficient, whether the fuel can be delivered to the engine efficiently after stopping at a significant angle, when the fuel "remains at one end of the system." In this case, the angle of 30 degrees is called the “significant angle”.

Wilson:

We checked the efficiency of the fuel pump to see if it could restart the engine after some interruption in its operation on a slope.

For some reason, the result of this test is not reported.


Photo Mark Schauer

It is noted that during the tests the tank passed the test for stability and the efficiency of the fuel system and at various lateral deviations.

An additional check touched the brake system M1A2 SEP V3, fire control electronics, tank gun (for rate of fire).

The test also touched on structural elements that were printed on an 3D printer. Tested Abrams Armor tiles.

Representatives of the test group note that the latest version of the tank implements many built-in diagnostic systems, including modular (removable) tools that can enable the crew to carry out diagnostics in the field - without delivery to the base.

It is noted that the latest version of the Abrams tank has heavier armor, which makes special demands on the suspension.

Rob Wilson:

The purpose of testing is to prepare him for battle. Ultimately, the tank will be in the hands of the military, and we want it to be as perfect as possible, and to work flawlessly.
Photos used:
Defense Blog / Mark Schauer
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 21 November 2019 15: 02 New
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    But what about the purely protective properties of armor? Can it withstand the shelling of modern anti-tank guns? Or most importantly, blowing dust into the eyes? Good microelectronics is a show off if the tank can be set on a frontal projection from a couple of kilometers. ..
    1. Marconi41
      Marconi41 21 November 2019 15: 10 New
      +11
      Quote: Thrifty
      But what about the purely protective properties of armor? Can it withstand the shelling of modern anti-tank guns? Or most importantly, blowing dust into the eyes? Good microelectronics is a show off if the tank can be set on a frontal projection from a couple of kilometers. ..

      It is unlikely that Americans can be blamed for idiocy. Not all weapons will be taken into Abrash’s forehead, but here they’ve set up even more bells and whistles. But weighting is unlikely to lead to good, not all bridges in Europe can withstand it.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 21 November 2019 15: 20 New
        +2
        The Israeli KAZ Trophy is installed on the Abrams. The first battalions have already been mounted. Installation is not the same as that of Merkava. Abrams has two blocks on the sides of the tower. Each has two radars, forward and backward.
        1. Thrifty
          Thrifty 21 November 2019 15: 26 New
          +1
          Warrior, he has big dead zones, I saw a photo of the installation of your kaz. ..so more or less but it is protected only on the sides, defenseless front and rear, and virtually defenseless on top.
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 21 November 2019 15: 58 New
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            Well, 100% does not happen ... Abrams' forehead is already strong, additional protection is not needed.
            But the sides, especially the sides of the hull, he is very weak. They were covered up.
            Missiles attacking from above are few.
            When they spread, you will have to put another radar and "shooter" on the roof of the tower. And Abrams and Merkava.
            1. knn54
              knn54 21 November 2019 20: 02 New
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              Save Private Abrams for ...
            2. Crimean partisan 1974
              Crimean partisan 1974 22 November 2019 09: 09 New
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              Abrams’s forehead is so strong ........ so strong that even RPG-7 gnaws at it
        2. Incvizitor
          Incvizitor 21 November 2019 18: 13 New
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          Why on the photo in the article without this armor on the side? There, the photo is much thinner.
    2. Demon_is_ada
      Demon_is_ada 21 November 2019 15: 13 New
      +1
      This is a stealth tank, it sneaks up unnoticed and instantly destroys the enemy! How can you shoot what you don’t see? (sarcasm if cho and the couple ryzhu)
    3. Thrifty
      Thrifty 21 November 2019 15: 19 New
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      Well people, don’t ask anything, instead of an answer a car of cons. ... still argue with such people? Write in response to the topic, as I understand it, that there is nothing? ???
      1. Marconi41
        Marconi41 21 November 2019 16: 17 New
        +2
        Quote: Thrifty
        Well people, don’t ask anything, instead of an answer a car of cons. ... still argue with such people? Write in response to the topic, as I understand it, that there is nothing? ???

        I didn’t put any cons, but it seems to me that the Warrior answered exactly on the topic.
    4. Jack O'Neill
      Jack O'Neill 21 November 2019 17: 27 New
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      But what about the purely protective properties of armor? Can it withstand the shelling of modern anti-tank guns? Or most importantly, blowing dust into the eyes? Good microelectronics is a show off if the tank can be set on a frontal projection from a couple of kilometers. .

      SEP V2 vs. COP> 1400-mm, BOPS ~ 800-mm. Moreover, there are sources where the indicator from the COP> 1600-mm. Try it, punch it.
      For example: the top Cornet pierces 1400 mm.
      But the ATGM still needs to fly, which is a bit problematic with KAZ.
    5. Evil Booth
      Evil Booth 21 November 2019 18: 15 New
      -3
      Armor Abrams is 50mm steel + fuel + 30mm steel (s) Discovery. 50 fragments 152 can penetrate.
      1. SovAr238A
        SovAr238A 22 November 2019 21: 16 New
        +1
        Quote: Evil Booth
        Armor Abrams is 50mm steel + fuel + 30mm steel (s) Discovery. 50 fragments 152 can penetrate.

        Where do you get such ridiculous numbers?

        The thickness of the frontal projection of the tower of the first M1 (1980) is 663 mm (62 mm outer steel plate + 500 mm combined reservation + 101 mm rear steel plate), the body protection is presented in the form of 563 mm overall dimensions (similar in thickness to the back and outer plates and 400 mm composite dimension).

        On subsequent modifications, starting with IPM1 (1984) and ending with M1A2 SEPv2 (2008), the thickness of the frontal armor of the tower is (62 - 700 - 101) 863 mm, and the hull (62-500-101) 663 mm.
        1. Evil Booth
          Evil Booth 23 November 2019 01: 22 New
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          wassat you are outdated a little before t90 belay all of a sudden, if you cite figures of a turmoil, these are not figures from the corps, I understand that your oil and 0,5 million Iraqi children have died; sanctions against Hussein have been justified and Israel assad shells and it’s impatient to him. but the hull and the tower are different half-asses. the required numbers are submitted by your unfortunate owner of the discovery of discovery. besides the tower .. there that year they stupidly threw + 100mm from the proof and continue to drag it. similarly, the armor penetration of the abrams with the T14 output sharply increased from 800 to 1000 mm with the same projectile, then a new one appeared the same but more powerful than the U3raz mini TM. 563 this is a purely equivalent value by dividing 50 + 30 by the cosine of 82 degrees, the VLD itself occupying, as before, one third of the entire projection, it is 50 + 30. that's not the point. OFZ125mm with 12 km of fragments guaranteed to hit the gun barrel. lol
          REMEMBER! on t34 a slope of 30 degrees and exactly the same rules as on abrams 8))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) )))
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 21 November 2019 15: 04 New
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    I came across an article about how the United States fired its abrams with Soviet shells from the T72 tank’s ammunition. Seven shots, and the abrams is almost scrap, given the fact that 4 shots were fragmentation-high explosive. ..
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 21 November 2019 15: 11 New
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      Do you think T 72 will withstand more? As a tanker, I declare to you that no. And the high-explosive impact on the frontal projection during movement often has, in general, a "neutron" property - some of the devices break down from their regular places and disable the crew. You look at a tank that looks like this, but without a crew and with a pile of scrap metal inside.
      1. Thrifty
        Thrifty 21 November 2019 15: 17 New
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        The leader of the redskins, so depending on which T72 upgrade, the same “slingshot” is the best tank option in terms of armor protection, and I’m sure that in case of fire contact you won’t put your tank in the field motionless as a target, under enemy fire.
      2. Thrifty
        Thrifty 21 November 2019 15: 21 New
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        The leader of the redskins, as far as I remember, there the first high-explosive fragmentation shell knocked out the ice rink to the tank, so the abrash was far from being intact. ...
      3. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 22 November 2019 05: 37 New
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        This is where you could see this in modern conditions? Basically?
      4. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 22 November 2019 09: 23 New
        +3
        As a tanker, .... a strange tanker once you carry such nonsense, for example, during the evacuation of a reconnaissance group ambushed at the minute station in Grozny, a single T-72 tank received 24 direct hits from Chen’s anti-tank weapons, and was able not only to ensure a successful evacuation but also to get to the rembase under its own power, and there are not a few such cases, as regards land mines .... in the Abra bomber shell the HE shell is not so big, about 8 kg, in the T-72 in the bomber shell the HE shell is 24 kg as it is heated do you feel the difference?
        1. The leader of the Redskins
          The leader of the Redskins 22 November 2019 09: 29 New
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          Did the members have an Abrams or another modern tank? And about the chukhn ... Contact my teachers in the now defunct KVTIU. To the participants of the Afghan, Angolan and other companies. Information from them.
          1. Crimean partisan 1974
            Crimean partisan 1974 22 November 2019 09: 43 New
            +3
            Did the members have an Abrams or another modern tank? ... it’s not clear who the members are !!!! and certainly some modern tank, and which modern one? at the moment, there is only one modern Armata, there are no others, well, if the Cenot hypothetically had Abra, then not for long, and it’s unlikely that they ripened in mass, mass, maintenance, low mileage with incredible fuel consumption, plus a negro-charging man ....... shorter than full
            The participants of the Afghan, Angolan and other companies ...... the participants are good and respectful, but there were no T-72 tanks in Afghanistan or Angola, there were T-55 and T-62, so in general there’s nothing to address ,
  3. Kunica
    Kunica 21 November 2019 15: 16 New
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    They even have concrete pavement in the desert belay
    1. Evil Booth
      Evil Booth 21 November 2019 18: 16 New
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      bully Well, a developed country =)
  4. Saboteur Holuy
    Saboteur Holuy 21 November 2019 15: 43 New
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    Good tanks, all the same named Abrams killed the majority of T-72 in Iraq
    1. Marconi41
      Marconi41 21 November 2019 16: 21 New
      +2
      Quote: Diversant Holuy
      Good tanks, all the same named Abrams killed the majority of T-72 in Iraq

      Yes, it is, but the Iraqi tanks were far from new modifications. Yes, and aerial reconnaissance amer then helped a lot.
    2. Horon
      Horon 21 November 2019 16: 47 New
      +8
      In Iraq, mainly aircraft inflicted losses among tanks. Abrams against tanks rarely came out.
    3. Horon
      Horon 21 November 2019 16: 59 New
      +3
      Continuing the theme:
      https://lenta.ru/articles/2005/03/30/tank/
    4. brr1
      brr1 21 November 2019 22: 23 New
      +1
      Quote: Diversant Holuy
      Good tanks, all the same named Abrams killed the majority of T-72 in Iraq


      I figured it out, it’s a network sadomasochist, it rushes from dislikes. Do not respond to it, do not let the disease progress. Without cons, he will die, do not react to him at all. Not minus not plus. Who does not believe me, go into it, and read his comments. They are all masochistic.
  5. Evil echo
    Evil echo 21 November 2019 17: 25 New
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    That damn interesting how! For a long time they have been exploiting, but only now they decided to check on a slope. Some kind of nonsense is a word.
    1. Evil Booth
      Evil Booth 21 November 2019 18: 17 New
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      10% f22 are recognized as married ... well, it happens Th))) all awarded
    2. Ironcity
      Ironcity 21 November 2019 19: 12 New
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      There is a tank of a new modification, which must pass tests, and there is a test program due to military requirements for technology. What needs to be done: to approach the program creatively - we will test here, but will it do so there?
      1. Evil echo
        Evil echo 21 November 2019 20: 35 New
        +1
        Are you serious? Test for taking fuel residues with a pump from a tank? In my opinion, such a problem needs to be specially invented.
        1. Ironcity
          Ironcity 21 November 2019 21: 26 New
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          For off-road equipment designed for driving on serious slopes, and with a tank volume like that of an abrash, checking again will not hurt.
          1. Evil echo
            Evil echo 21 November 2019 22: 06 New
            +2
            Flag in hand, I would also advise checking the possibility of starting at low temperatures (-5-9) degrees, as well as extremely low (-10-15).
            1. Crimean partisan 1974
              Crimean partisan 1974 22 November 2019 10: 18 New
              +3
              I would still advise ........ but there’s nothing to advise, with a new body kit, the Abra pretty much gained weight like a woman in years, while neither the width of the gusli nor the length has changed to reduce the load on the ground, and if later fashion abra had 09.98-1 kg per square meter, then this one stepped far beyond the unit. like a tiger at one time. sit them poor fellow in the mud like the Wehrmacht cats
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  7. pexotinec
    pexotinec 21 November 2019 18: 52 New
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    In my opinion, the footage of armor certainly plays a role, but in a modern battle for a tank it is better to use hinged protection elements. The tank will be lighter and, accordingly, maneuverability.
  8. Astronaut
    Astronaut 21 November 2019 23: 14 New
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    In such articles, it is advisable to immediately provide the product outline in order to understand where to throw the Molotov cocktail.