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#841 Jim Warford

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 2216 PM

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#842 Chris Werb

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 1832 PM

A very sad story.

 

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#843 Harkonnen

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 1031 AM

In Firepower book (history of Abrams) Hunnicut mentions improved ballistics 105 mm gun (1,5 m longer then standard Abrams gun) for IPM1 upgrade. Are there any photos or other info on this gun?


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#844 Ken Estes

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 1600 PM

Firepower book has nothing about the Abrams, it is a history about the US heavy tank, 1943-72.


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#845 Harkonnen

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 1656 PM

It is Abrams book, but the queation is about the gun.


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#846 Harkonnen

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 1345 PM

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 1942 PM

In Firepower book (history of Abrams) Hunnicut mentions improved ballistics 105 mm gun (1,5 m longer then standard Abrams gun) for IPM1 upgrade. Are there any photos or other info on this gun?

I don't think it ever existed except as a engineering study.  The basic M1 was never going to be upgraded because it was so structurally different from the M1IP and M1A1, that an armor upgrade was out of the question.  No armor upgrade, no pressing reason to upgrade the gun.  I was at the Armor School in 1984 when the talk was about the M1IP and future M1A1, there was absolutely no talk about an enhanced 105mm gun.  


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