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I'm too lazy to check; what model of Abrams upgraded the thermal sight?  The earliest thermal sight (TIS) was considered slightly inferior to the TTS retrofitted to the M60A3.  I think this was a legacy of the Abrams being a "cheaper" MBT after the implosion of the MBT-70 program.

Hopefully the British crews weren't doing anything wildly irresponsible with that single-piece ammunition like lap-loading it the way they were accustomed to with sabot rounds for their L11s!

 

I am also dubious that the Abrams has a particularly easy powerpack to swap.  @Xlucine had mentioned that Challenger's powerpack was significantly slower to change out.  I suspect that the British crews would have been just as blown away by a Leo 2.

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1 hour ago, Collimatrix said:

I'm too lazy to check; what model of Abrams upgraded the thermal sight?

 

M1A2, it's interesting to read something from 1989 and know what complaints have long been rectified (boiling vessel!).

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