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M1 Abrams Tank

Photo: An armored tank from 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, heads into a simulated combat zone with concealment smoke billowing behind it during a combined arms breach exercise conducted at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Jan. 29. The tanks are from the Fort Riley, Kansas-based 1st Inf. Div., and provided ground support for the 4th MEBís 5th Eng. Bn.-led training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Patton)


References for the Abrams

M1 Abrams Tank - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_Abrams

The Army's M-1 Abrams, Congressional Research Service (CRS), April 5, 2016, PDF, 30 pages. https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R44229

The Army's New M-1E3 Abrams Tank Modernization Program, Congressional Research Service, CRS IF12495, September 18, 2023, PDF, 3 pages. https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IF/IF12495

Abrams Tanks Arrive in Germany

Photo: M1A1 Abrams tanks arrive in Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 13, 2023. The tanks will be used to train Ukrainian forces. Photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stewart.


News Reports about the Abrams

April 21, 2023, "US to start training Ukrainian troops on Abrams tanks within weeks", Air Force Times. More than three-dozen of the tanks will arrive in Germany at the end of May. The training will take place at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Grafenwoehr in eastern Germany. Around 250 Ukrainian troops will take part in a 10-week course to learn how to operate and maintain the tanks.

March 22, 2023, "Abrams Tanks to Arrive in Ukraine by Fall", SOF News. The DoD announced that instead of providing the M1A2 Abrams tank it would now provide the M1A1 tank from refurbished hulls already in U.S. inventory. This will speed up delivery of 31 tanks to Ukraine.

March 16, 2023, "M1 Abrams Tank: A Game Changer for Ukraine or Just a Waste of Time", by Kris Osborn, 1945.

January 27, 2023, "Tanks Alone Won't Turn the Tide of the War in Ukraine", The New York Times. The U.S. will have to step up its training program to ensure the Ukrainian military can use all the Western-provided equipment effectively.

January 26, 2023, "This is What M1 Abrams Tanks Will Bring to the Fight in Ukraine", by Howard Altman, The WarZone. Veteran Abrams tankers paint a picture of the great attributes and challenges M1s will bring to the fight.

January 26, 2023, "Ukraine faces logistics hurdles ahead of tank deliveries", The Washington Post.

January 16, 2023, "300 tanks for Ukraine: who could give it the gear to beat Russia?", Euromaidan Press. This article articulates the need for modern tanks so that Ukraine can push back the Russians from occupied territories. It identifies the German Leopard 2 and US M1 Abrams as the best tanks to fill this need.

 

 

 

 

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