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M1 Abrams Tracks
WilliamHarry
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 08:02 AM UTC
Do the different variants of M1 Abrams use different tracks? If so, what are these types of tracks?

The reason I ask is that I have three 1/72 versions of the M1, the M1, M1A1 (HA), and M1A2. I need to replace the wheels and the tracks on two of those. OKB Grigorov has three different sets but they provide no guidance on how to use them realistically. My sources also don't elaborate.

If you can help, I would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks!

Bill Morrison
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 11:27 AM UTC
Sort of, but there was overlap. The original T156 chevron block tracks were used on M1 through early M1A1s. M1A1 HA and HC through M1A2 tanks used T158 bigfoot tracks. M1A2 SEP and onward use T158LL tracks with hollow guide teeth.
WilliamHarry
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 12:35 PM UTC
Gino,

Thanks! You have made it very clear.

Bill