M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank - USMC - 1/72 Scale Die-cast Model by Amercom

$ 19.99

1:72 Scale Metal Die-Cast – M1 Abrams -  Length: 5.5" (from end of vehicle to tip of the main gun)   Width: 2”

 

This Abrams tank model's body is made of metal while the turret is made of plastic. The turret can rotate 360 degrees. The tracks are made of rubber and are fitted, however they do not move. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.

 

The maker of the model, Atlas, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, machine guns, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately.

 

These models come in really nice packaging. The model itself is attached (via screws) to a plastic base which is made to look as rough terrain. The base measures about 7 inches by 3 and at one side of the base is some info about the model such as the type of tank and the time period it served. Moreover, the whole base can be topped with a transparent acrylic top which encases the whole tank in a rectangle that measures roughly 7 inches by 3 inches by 3 inches high. Lastly, each model comes in a window box.

 

Although these models are inexpensive and just about the size of a (regular) computer mouse, they are certainly not toys, they will not last long if played with or if taken for a spin in the sandbox.

The M1 Abrams is an American third-generation main battle tank produced by the United States. It is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of U.S. military forces in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972. Highly mobile, designed for modern armored ground warfare, the M1 is well armed and heavily armored. Notable features include the use of a powerful multifuel turbine engine, the adoption of sophisticated composite armor, and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment for crew safety. Weighing nearly 68 short tons (almost 62 metric tons), it is one of the heaviest main battle tanks in service.