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M1A2?
TomO
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 - 02:49 PM UTC
What is the purpose of the grate over the right tail light on new M1A2 SEP tanks?
Darius359au
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 - 02:52 PM UTC
I'm fairly sure it there as a protection for a drivers reversing camera that's in the light unit in the SEP V2's
HeavyArty
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 - 02:52 PM UTC
On the latest M1A2 SEP v2, there is a rear view camera there as part of the light. The grate protects the lens.
TomO
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 02:07 PM UTC
Thanks Guys
AKirchhoff
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC
Hi!

There is a nice Tankograd book which shows this detail:

http://www.tankograd.com/cms/website.php?id=/en/m1a2-sep-v2-abrams.htm

Click on the sample pages and go to page 3.

Picture is from a M1A2 SEP V2 vehicle.

Andreas