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Egyptian Abrams
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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2020 - 11:49 PM UTC
Would either Meng kit available depict an Egyptian Army one?
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - 12:31 AM UTC
Egypt has a factory that assembles standard M1A1s. Any up to date M1A1 will do as an Egyptian Abrams. They have no special features that make them Egyptian versions.


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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - 02:41 AM UTC

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They have no special features that make them Egyptian versions.



Don't the locally produced vehicles lack the uranium enhanced armor plates of the US made ones?

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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - 03:15 AM UTC

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Don't the locally produced vehicles lack the uranium enhanced armor plates of the US made ones?



I am almost positive that none of the export M1A1/A2 tanks have the same armor package as the US vehicles possess.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - 04:01 AM UTC

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Don't the locally produced vehicles lack the uranium enhanced armor plates of the US made ones?



I am almost positive that none of the export M1A1/A2 tanks have the same armor package as the US vehicles possess.

John



Correct, no DU armor on any export M1A1. The only visual difference is a small Uxxx... serial number on the turret front plates. I think only Dragon has molded these. If you get a model that has them, scrape/sand the U serial number off.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - 04:24 AM UTC
Not exactly pertaining to the question but interesting non the less, Egyptian M1 production video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vassel5ffzU

Sean