1-100 M1A1 AIM Abrams (early – mid – late)
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M1A1 Abrams with 120mm gun.
A look at my first file for this model shows I started it over a year ago. Some vehicles just fail to hold my interest, for one reason or another. This has been one. I’d like to do a 105mm version at some point, but I think I’ll try to finish a Bradley first.
M1A1 AIM Abrams (early) With/without rear track guard section, with/without mesh over rear air intakes. (Exhaust vent modeled without mesh, as this seems to be the most usual configuration.)
M1A1 AIM Abrams (mid) fitted with EAPU. With/without rear track guard section, with/without mesh over rear air intakes.
M1A1 AIM Abrams (late) fitted with EAPU, thermal ID panels, extra bustle rack. With/without rear track guard section, with/without mesh over rear air intakes.
All vehicles printed sitting on their tracks.
Turrets printed with gun horizontal.
Cupola printed in correct orientation.
m240 printed on its side.
Remove raft then clear out tracks from the inside first. You may need to cut gently underneath the side armour to free the support.
Simple versions of the turrets are provided which fill in the turret racks. It still looks fine, and is much easier to clean up for FDM.