How does a Tank work? (M1A2 Abrams)

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📼Video Summary:
Come see how a tank works! In this video we're going to look specifically at the American M1A2 Abrams tank. The tank weighs 68 US Tons and can go up to 42 miles per hour. Parts of the tank include the caterpillar tracks, the wheels, the hull, and the turret. The caterpillar tracks are used to displace the weight of the tank allowing it cross rough terrain. The tank holds a crew of 4 - the driver, gunner, commander and the loader. The driver is up front and the other 3 are in the turret. The engine is in the back of the tank, it's an AGT-1500 which is powered by jet fuel. The main gun fires shells at about 3500mph. It can hit a target 2 miles away. There are a few countries besides the USA that use variants of the M1 Abrams tank. M1A2 Abrams tank continues to be the main battle tank for the United States military.
I apologize for not including metric units in the video. I normally include both metric and imperial but this video I got lazy. (and yes, even as an American I agree our system is pretty wonky😫)
I made a mistake with the smoke grenade launchers in the video. They don't emit smoke directly - they shoot out grenades around the tank and then those grenades emit smoke.
For those of you that noticed the anime paint job on the helicopter in War Thunder - yes this is a real thing. Do a google search for "Kisarazu Sisters"
00:00 - Intro
00:21 - M1 Abrams
00:58 - Versions of Tank
01:36 - Specs
02:20 - Quick Tour
02:45 - Caterpillar Tracks
03:41 - Surface Area and More Tracks
04:35 - Engine
05:22 - Outside Features
05:52 - Turret
07:10 - Inside the Turret
08:00 - Ammunition
08:24 - Driver
9:03 - Other Countries
9:15 - Conclusion
Special thanks to contributors that helped review this video:
Captain John Uvina & Captain Darian Vaughn; US Army, Armor Officers
1LT (RET) Trevor Knowles; US Army Corps of Engineers
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Some of the 3D models you see in this video were purchased from TurboSquid (links below).
The models were then modified for use in this video.
I did not end up using the tank 3d model that War Thunder sent me - it was easier to purchase a model specifically made for blender.
Internet Sources:
• Video - "M1A2 Abrams Tank"
• M1A2 Main Battle ... - "M1A2 Main Battle Tank Firing Main Gun - Interior View"
• Anatomy of an Abr... - "Anatomy of an Abrams Tank"
Book Sources:
"M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank: From 1980 (M1, M1A1, M1A2 Models) - Owners' Workshop Manual"
"The M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank" By Steve Parker
"Tanks Inside & Out" By Michael E. Haskew
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"Breaking and Entering" By Rhythm Scott
"Binary" By Falls
Made with Blender 2.82a, Cycles Render
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  • Military Update
    Military Update Жыл бұрын

    this video is very educational! from Jared's explanations and hard work in making animations.... I'm so excited to learn.

  • xl


    2 ай бұрын

    @Dan "The model is slightly inaccurate" It's pretty much irrelevant for the audience. No one is using this video are a replacement for the user manual or as design template.

  • jeff alan

    jeff alan

    2 ай бұрын

    You are so right

  • Dan


    2 ай бұрын

    @Dave Mckolanis lol ok 👌 whatever makes you happy. I’d strongly suggest finding yourself a therapist. Have a great weekend!

  • Dhiirane Omaar
    Dhiirane Omaar6 ай бұрын

    As a graphic designer i know how much effort and days to make a great video like this i truly apreciate it thanks bro well done

  • SouthernAfricanBoy


    2 күн бұрын

    Hi how does someone create an animation like this. I mean what software does someone use and what training will you have generally had. Is it somethin I can teach myself in my bedroom in my bedroom. Thanks

  • K PD
    K PD6 ай бұрын

    Caterpillar treads are not only for rough terrain. They also spread out the load over a large area so that the tank can drive over soft terrain such as sand, soft/wet dirt, mud and snow. The treads also supply numerous gripping surfaces/edges that improve traction.

  • Mark Holm
    Mark HolmАй бұрын

    FYI Creighton Abrams was the battalion commander of the 37th Tank Battalion in WW2 which was a spearhead unit for General Patton’s army in Europe during WW2. He was an outstanding tank officer, that is why the tank was named after him - not his service in Vietnam.

  • Obil
    Obil2 ай бұрын

    I was an m1a2sepv2 mechanic for years and I can say this is very accurate. A few things to mention The coaxial can fire 240 weapon rounds and the one near the loaders hatch is can be either 240 or .50 cal. The tanks that I worked on had c.r.o.w.s above the Commander's hatch. The little passageway that leads from the turret into the driver seat did not get used as much due to the fact that the seat was in the way and not a lot of people can fit through it. Me being 6 feet tall had a tough time. The Drivers Seat was adjustable so so the driver’s head is sticking out of the drivers hatch for better visibility when driving. Nine times out of 10 the drivers hatch is always open for that same reason. Typically when the tank is in use the drivers hatch is closed when they are about to fire a tank around or if it’s really bad weather and destroy the electronics inside it

  • The Ball
    The Ball20 күн бұрын

    The armor isn't really angled to deflect strikes. It's angled so that there is more material between the strike and the crew.

  • psyekl
    psyekl Жыл бұрын

    I am an Army veteran (3rd Armored Cavalry) with experience with both the M1A1 and M1A2. I will provide quality control if necessary: @2:30 Top speed on flat, solid ground. Slower over rough terrain, but still capable of rapid pace (well over 30mph) @2:33 Fuel is distributed between 4 tanks: 2 in the rear and 2 in the front. Fuel is standard JP8 petroleum, similar to diesel. M1 can also run on other fuel types in distress. @2:45 .6 mpg while driving, it has been suggested (not verified) that it takes 2 gallons to start the engine. For tanks not equipped with an EAPU (External Auxiliary Power Unit, a.k.a. generator) The engine is often left running to keep vital onboard systems operating even while sitting for extended periods- and in theory, to conserve fuel required by frequent restarts. @3:30 There are 7 PAIRS of roadwheels contacting the ground on either side (the narrator is not specific, but the animation did show them). @3:56 The sensation of riding a tank over rough terrain can be described as being in a boat on choppy water: It "floats" over all but the most extreme obstacles. @4:07 I have experienced extreme inclines (up and down) that I would have only attempted with a modified 4x4 vehicle, bridged trenches and never felt them, crossed through mud that would have swamped any other imaginable vehicle, and travelled at speed across rough terrain at top speed that, if attempted in my jeep, would have jarred my teeth loose and broken suspension parts. @5:40 The "Power Pack", or engine, is modular and designed to be quickly, easily and regularly removed to ease maintenance. It can be prepped for removal by the crew and be out on the ground behind the tank within 20 minutes. It can be replaced just as efficiently. I have done this many times. @6:24 "Make sure to stay clear when the engine is on"- There is a "jet wash" at the rear of the tank while it is running that gets more intense under power. At idle it is minor and is a boon during cold, snowy weather (look for groups of soldiers gathered behind idling tanks in the winter enjoying the heat.). ( "Crank up my $6 million space heater." is a common command from tank commanders during the winter.) @6:27 The phone is for infantry (using the tank as cover, etc.) so that they may coordinate movement and safety with the tank crew who are not able to see them. @7:55 In addition to the loader's MG, the commander's hatch is typically equipped with a .50Cal MG (unknown why this is not mentioned or represented.) @7:58 Smoke Grenade Launchers: The animation is inaccurate- smoke grenades are actually launched from the chambers and disbursed around the area to provide wider visual coverage. Not mentioned is that the tank is also equipped with a smoke generator that sprays fuel into the hot exhaust in order to create a large cloud that can be backed into or allowed to drift in a beneficial direction. @10:13 The driver's compartment is often referred to as "the coffin". It is actually very comfortable and drivers are known to doze off during periods of inactivity. - The only thing not mentioned that I need to add is what makes the M1A2 particularly different from the M1A1 is the addition of the CITV (there are other improvements, but this is by far the most significant): The CITV is the Commanders Independent Thermal Viewer: It is the cylindrical protrusion on top of the turret just in front of the loader's hatch. This allows the tank commander to scan the battlefield and acquire targets independently of the gunner or the orientation of the main gun. This provides two sets of eyes independently scanning for targets and gives much more rapid target acquisition before and after firing; enabling immediate referencing of an identified target after another has been destroyed.

  • Dan D

    Dan D

    24 күн бұрын

    Hello! my country , Romania (NATO member since 2004) announced yesterday (07.03.2023) that will send a proposal for the government of USA to buy M1A2 Abrams tanks (dunno yet what version if will be SEP V2 ,or the latest SEP V3) to form a "battalion" of Abrams tanks for Romanian Army , and we know that a battalion NATO is around 54 tanks... so i believe 54-66 tanks will be purchased, this deal will be the first step in acquiring more Abrams in the future , this info was already broadcasted in romanian media officially , not rumors (or fake news)

  • OfficerJohns


    26 күн бұрын

    @samborlon T-80BVM, T-80U. These Russian tanks have a turbine engine installed.

  • psyekl


    Ай бұрын

    @Neil Pence "Imagine a shotgun shell that after you fire it, only the brass part is left over." - This is about as accurate of a real-world example that I've seen.

  • psyekl


    Ай бұрын

    @Neil Pence "If you stay to close more than a few seconds, even your boot laces will melt." -Not quite. This would be true when the tank is throttling up or otherwise accelerating, but when sitting idle, the wash doesn't effectively reach all the way to the ground. A fair distance is still required since it is very hot.

  • Eddie Ecstasy
    Eddie Ecstasy2 ай бұрын

    I got to serve on all three of these tanks in the 90's. I remember the most significant changes were the 105mm gun of the M1 to the 120mm smooth bore gun of the M1A1 and the CITV (Commander's Independent Thermal Viewer) of the M1A2 that allowed the gunner and Commander to scan for targets simultaneously and a built in navigation system.

  • dougadoo1976


    2 ай бұрын

    Thermal imaging is such a value added asset in so many ways . Also the Coaxial gun mounted on the turret next to the main battle gun is a 7.62 nato round machine gun sighted in by gunner. I got to ride and get the full tour of this M1a2 tank in Iraq in 06-07 as a contractor it was bichen and the crew was more than happy to give me this present. Also they had upgraded sights that could see the dimples on your cheeks a mile and a half away. I never felt more protected The tankers said if we get breached on the fence line get your as over to the Tank Ramp we got your back Hoorah !!!! Go Get Some!!!!

  • The Roy Kent Effect

    The Roy Kent Effect

    2 ай бұрын

    I saw a demo in the mid 80's of an M60 and an M1 running the test track/firing range on a proving ground. The M60 was and still is a great tank even though it is outclassed by the M1. So what I saw was an M60 hustling around the obstacle track, stop, fire at a target a mile away and hit it. Slam it into gear and go around the track again. They were firing tracer type rounds that you could follow all the way down range. The M1 came out and flew around the obstacle track, mud, water, actually got air over the speed bump and when it hit the ground fired a round through the center of the target. What seemed like 10 seconds later while running the next obstacle they fired again with a direct hit. Then the thing took off down range and they demo'd the smoke system. As the announcer is saying some dribble the M1 comes flying out of the smoke towards the viewing stand and even at 500 yards it was frightening to see this thing coming at you. The crowd cheered and we all thought Go Army we are damn glad that you are on the job!

  • Myles Milliman
    Myles Milliman2 ай бұрын

    So well narrated, and the information given clearly and thoroughly. Man, if only every YT video could have such a great VO.

  • Community College Genius

    Community College Genius

    Ай бұрын

    A little too simplistic. Only suitable for the passive edutainment of sheeple.

  • Robin Puck Goodfellow
    Robin Puck Goodfellow2 ай бұрын

    A very helpful video, thanks! In light of recent developments, would you please consider doing a similar video on the German Leopard tank? I know it is lighter, and maybe a bit faster than the Abrams. What are the advantages ? ( if you were to compare the two tanks )

  • Adam Bechtol
    Adam Bechtol8 ай бұрын

    I just saw a real-life video about these tanks, but still this was a pleasure to watch. If only to answer my question about whether the driver can get to the turret from the inside or not. Thanks as usual for another top-notch Jared Owen production.

  • FuriousRedeem


    3 ай бұрын

    Yea if you line the turret up correctly there is a door in the turret basket that lets the drive move in and out of the turret. If you see abrams being stored somewhere you'll notice their turrets are facing backwards but a little to the left. That's because its lined up with said door.

  • woods& bikes
    woods& bikes2 ай бұрын

    I was a crewman of the M1A1 Abrams in the mid 90's, and yes, the Abrams is an awesome machine. As I discharged, my unit was upgrading to the A2 Abrams so unfortunately I didn't have the pleasure of working with it. That was great graphics and explanations used and pretty accurate as well. Thank you for the video. Well done. 🙂

  • John Doe
    John Doe Жыл бұрын

    He could have made a generic round and nobody would have noticed, but he went and accurately modelled an APFSDS round. Mad props.

  • Mac Attack Zach

    Mac Attack Zach

    3 ай бұрын

    bruh...just call it a sabot round

  • Radical JellyFish

    Radical JellyFish

    4 ай бұрын

    @Nogi Sonoko a self-destroying thumbtack

  • Boarp Simson

    Boarp Simson

    4 ай бұрын

    if he used a generic round the comments section would just be people laughing at it 💀

  • lawrence miller
    lawrence miller4 ай бұрын

    I find Jared's videos really insightful and fascinating I like the way he explains how things works and how he uses the 3d animation to support his discussion on how a particular object or machine works

  • heli.thatSTEVE
    heli.thatSTEVE2 ай бұрын

    amazing work in terms of the animations, and research - thanks for taking the time. Yes, I know you make money as a creator, but I sense you do this because you enjoy the effort and contribution to all of us.

  • Coffee_Drinker
    Coffee_Drinker2 ай бұрын

    I love the animation. Can you export your images to Solidworks or Inventor? I've never used blender, it looks pretty cool!

  • Dale Mettee
    Dale Mettee9 ай бұрын

    Jared, I understand that a Abrams is never scrapped, it's just rebuilt. They're made to rebuild. So, when mods are produced and approved, they can be installed fairly easily.

  • Grant
    GrantАй бұрын

    Really good video Jared, thanks heaps. My only comment is, it would be nice to include metric measurements as well (since 90% of the World use these), as it's a pain to cross reference everything.

  • Jack Frost
    Jack Frost2 жыл бұрын

    As a Abrams Mechanic I can say I was surprised how accurate this was, good job mate.

  • Said Mahi

    Said Mahi

    9 ай бұрын

    @FistSandwich-NATO lover eé

  • Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne

    10 ай бұрын

    You are correct, the engine can generate smoke. Not only have I actually been inside one of these tanks and looked through the optics at a soviet artillery piece before, but I have also on another occasion saw one generate smoke.

  • Mike Z

    Mike Z

    10 ай бұрын

    @FistSandwich-NATO lover there are bicycle pedals underneath him

  • Jacee H

    Jacee H

    10 ай бұрын

    @Douglas Price 😂😂 same.. old school 91k here, worked primarily on the weapon systems of the M1s.. its funny to see how wrong all the "tankers" are that are responding to people.

  • Marvin Zukel

    Marvin Zukel

    10 ай бұрын

    Same man. It’s pretty detailed. Wish he would’ve added the filth in the sun turret

  • Stephen Dobson
    Stephen Dobson8 ай бұрын

    I love the simplicity you use in these videos. Great work indeed, Sir! I’m definitely subbing to your channel.

  • Kandaman
    Kandaman4 ай бұрын

    OUTSTANDING WORK, Jared!!!! I really love your video animations explaining stuff. I've always been fascinated by the Abrams Tank. the engineering of this battle tank is just incredible.

  • canusahall
    canusahallАй бұрын

    Awesome video!! I have a good friend who was a tank commander back in the early 80's. He is so interesting to chat with about battle tanks. Keep up the great videos!!

  • Randomness Channel
    Randomness Channel3 ай бұрын

    your animations is beyond perfect. i got hypnotized with the tracks movement ! as always amazing video!

  • jacc88888
    jacc888882 ай бұрын

    Clearest video I’ve seen on how a tank works so far. Great animation!

  • Mike Blessing
    Mike Blessing10 ай бұрын

    Great video. I was a 19K (crewman) on the M1 / M1A1 in the late 80's - early 90's. I have to say, the hardest part as a driver, was staying awake, especially running at night. Very little, if any sleep, laying in a nice reclined position, the soft green glow of your night sight screen, the low hum on the engggggggggggggggggggggg

  • John Wick

    John Wick

    18 күн бұрын

    19K here. Exactly right!

  • Well Chess Player

    Well Chess Player

    25 күн бұрын

    @American Warhorse lol

  • callmehaprxti


    Ай бұрын

    Imagine fighting in war and be like... I NEED TA DO A NUMBER 1 😢

  • Czeal Tamahawk

    Czeal Tamahawk

    Ай бұрын

    @Kevin Annert 🤣🤣🤣

  • Rick Cannan
    Rick Cannan2 ай бұрын

    Thanks Jarred, for a clear and succinct visual overview of the M1A2 tank. Your 3D modelling is well researched and it shows.

    K0TTNM0UTHQUEEN2 ай бұрын

    Hey Jared! Your videos are very well done and informative. I'm a very visual person so this is something I can absorb and understand easily. Gained a new subscriber so, thank you and keep it up! :)

  • Gregory Parrott
    Gregory Parrott2 ай бұрын

    For not being a specialist on military hardware, you sure do a damn good job of creating models, exploded or section views, animations, and verbal descriptions of the Abrams. Very impressive!

  • Gregory Parrott

    Gregory Parrott

    Ай бұрын

    @cody hatch Thanks. And my recommendation to you is anger management therapy

  • cody hatch

    cody hatch

    2 ай бұрын

    @Gregory Parrott What I was trying to say was you need a stable has for the whole system, "the tank" to operate on! No more no less! Bye

  • Gregory Parrott

    Gregory Parrott

    2 ай бұрын

    @cody hatch Some day, you might actually choose to learn something when it's offered to you in good faith. As it stands, you chose an expletive, and apparently, won't even bother to watch two videos I provided to substantiate the use of stabilization systems. Good luck with choosing ignorance over education.

  • cody hatch

    cody hatch

    2 ай бұрын

    @Gregory Parrott F/O, you have no clue!

  • crazyfvck
    crazyfvck2 ай бұрын

    Excellent animation :) I was going to ask about whether the gunner puts the spent shells back into the rack, but I did a search instead. It looks like they use partially caseless rounds, which only have a small chunk leftover after firing. That is pretty neat :)

  • Alan Lurie
    Alan Lurie2 ай бұрын

    Great animation. Great explanation! A pleasure to watch.

  • Stan Montgomery
    Stan Montgomery11 ай бұрын

    I was a turret, and haul mechanic for 11 years. Just wanted to mention the fact it can be programed to lock onto multiple targets, and hit everyone without slowing down.

  • Alexandar Hull-Richter

    Alexandar Hull-Richter

    Ай бұрын

    @Aaron Franklin probably placed into the empty spots in the ammo rack that they came out of before being fired.

  • noproblem


    2 ай бұрын

    How was it like being a turret?

  • justgivemethetruth


    2 ай бұрын

    Does that mean IF the loader can keep up, or is there now an auto-loader?

  • Domenico Armenise

    Domenico Armenise

    2 ай бұрын

    @Unknown ]italiana

  • Jojo Demonnom
    Jojo Demonnom6 ай бұрын

    Wow these 3D animations are excellent, it looks like a movie in reality, very well explained, I learned a lot, thanks to you, thank you very much.

  • Kevin Senzig
    Kevin Senzig2 ай бұрын

    I enjoyed this animation very much. Thank you. I didn’t expect the smoke/particle work to look so good. Thumbs up.

  • Working _Man
    Working _Man2 ай бұрын

    Your animations are amazing Sir. Not only the level of detail but the whole set up and movement. Very nice.

  • xl


    2 ай бұрын

    it's mostly pre made (bought) assets.

  • Frank - no mustard
    Frank - no mustard5 ай бұрын

    I never thought I would be so engrossed in something like this, but you presented this thing like a boss! Color me subscribed!

  • Daily my childhood
    Daily my childhoodАй бұрын

    Great design ! What an incredible tank !

  • Norodim
    Norodim Жыл бұрын

    The turret works basically like in a helicopter. When you spin it fast enough, the tank will fly.

  • A Dodgy World

    A Dodgy World

    5 ай бұрын

    Yes. Russian tanks in Ukraine are attempting this.

  • Norodim


    Жыл бұрын

    @Atelier Ephraim hahaha, that is cool 🤣

  • Atelier Ephraim

    Atelier Ephraim

    Жыл бұрын

    when I was a new private, I was told if you spin the Turret nine times counter clockwise, it will unscrew the whole Turret off the Hull 😂😂

  • Dan Wiley

    Dan Wiley

    Жыл бұрын

    If you spin it more than 10 times in the same direction, the turret unscrews itself and falls off.

  • The Confederacy of Independent Systems
    The Confederacy of Independent Systems7 ай бұрын

    Just so you know, the same shell is an APFSDS which for the M1A1 from Australia has 40 of and for this tank has 2 more at 42, the M1A2 has a reload time of under 8 seconds, both the M1A2 and A1 has composite armor which blocks enemy rounds so no more damage is done

  • Illuminati Confirmed
    Illuminati Confirmed2 ай бұрын

    It's simply the coolest sounding tank ever made. I think our Challenger 2's are better looking, but it will never beat the awesome sound of that turbine.

  • GOLF, GUNS and COCKTAILS Channel
    GOLF, GUNS and COCKTAILS Channel2 ай бұрын

    Very informative and educational. Amazing animations as always. I noticed most of comments here are from active, discharged and retired military personnel. Thank you for your service, gentlemen! We salute you. 😎👍

  • Mico Pico
    Mico Pico2 ай бұрын

    Hi, I just want to thank you for the content you create and share with us! Keep doing what you doing! Bless and greetings from germany!

  • Citizen 337
    Citizen 3372 ай бұрын

    I have spent many hours watching them shoot on the move or still on qualification ranges. They are amazing in terms of engineering, and they are very, very loud. It's one of the most metallic bangs you can possibly imagine. On the ranges, they sit on gravel at the edge of the firing line (at least at the post where I was), and the gravel shimmers in vibration when they fire. Some of my buddies were crew members (tankers), and I knew tank mechanics as well. The mechanics would sometimes come in from field exercises covered up the waist in mud, from pulling packs (engines) in extremely muddy conditions.

  • Willy
    Willy2 жыл бұрын

    2:17 Length: 9,75m Width: 3,66m Height: 2,43m 2:33 top speed 68 km/h 2:51 M1A2 1893 L 0,25 km/L 483 km Avg. car 61 L 10,63 km/L 644 km 7:20 muzzle vel. = 5633kph (1565m/s) distance = 3,2 km

  • Spoonman


    2 ай бұрын

    @Gabe Vietor spoken like a true arrogant american

  • 許碧玥


    2 ай бұрын

    習總太文明了,要多多聽鷹派的意見, 應該先發射一些飛彈到台灣本土,再宰幾十萬個到處引戰的愚人。 佛言:汝等比丘,若欲脱諸苦惱,當觀知足。知足之法,即是富樂安穩之處。知足之人,雖臥地上,猶為安樂;不知足者,雖處天堂,亦不稱意。不知足者,雖富而貧;知足之人,雖貧而富。不知足者,常為五欲所牽,為知足者之所憐憫,是名知足。 (五欲=財、色、名、食、睡,) 西方就是醫療崩潰 沒辦法處理,就只能與病毒共存,而且還花錢鬧事,不讓有計畫的開放,還沒開始鬧白紙運動就已經在找人鬧事,我朋友在成都鬧事前三天,就被問了四五次,500塊拿張白紙站著就行。敢喊話鬧事價格更高。最後聽說上海1000,廣州300。結果西方給了一個人頭2000,這是多大的資金量啊! 佛言:「若人欲了知,三世一切佛,應觀法界性,一切唯心造。」 佛言:「凡所有相皆是虛妄,若見諸相非相即見如來。」

  • Lady Alexandra

    Lady Alexandra

    2 ай бұрын

    Thank you!

  • Gabe Vietor

    Gabe Vietor

    2 ай бұрын

    @Spoonman Don't care, didn't ask.

  • Spoonman


    2 ай бұрын

    @Gabe Vietor you do know that the metric system is the preferred system of measurement within NASA, right?

  • Michael Jordan
    Michael Jordan2 ай бұрын

    Excellent! My brain hurts from thinking about the sheer amount of work that went into this.

  • Henny
    Henny2 ай бұрын

    The phone at the backside is also used to establish a (safe) wired tank-to-tank communications line. For when a platoon or squadron is in a defensive position.

  • Mark Stephen Vana
    Mark Stephen VanaАй бұрын

    Perfection in motion. Very, very well done video! I learned a few more things about the M-1... Thank you!

  • Barry Bebenek
    Barry BebenekАй бұрын

    Very cool with the animations to illustrate it all. Will definitely be checking out your channel for more of these. 🇨🇦👍🏼

  • John Reyes
    John Reyes2 ай бұрын

    I was a 63 Charlie with HHC 1/67 2nd AD, and I use to work on M60 A2’s and APC’s and this would’ve been awesome to work on, us grease monkeys probably would’ve had to be retrained but it would have been worth it😎

  • Jared Owen
    Jared Owen2 жыл бұрын

    Play War Thunder for free here: Just wanted to say thanks for your support and patience as I make these animations. They take a lot of work! My favorite parts of this video to animate was the caterpillar tracks and the explosion starting at 7:23. Enjoy and please share with your friends😎 Edit(5/14/2020): I apologize for not including metric units in the video. I normally include both metric and imperial but this video I got lazy. (and yes, even as an American I agree our system is pretty wonky😫) I made a mistake with the smoke grenade launchers in the video. They don't emit smoke directly - they shoot out grenades around the tank and then those grenades emit smoke. For those of you that noticed the anime paint job on the helicopter in War Thunder - yes this is a real thing. Do a google search for "Kisarazu Sisters"

  • Wut


    2 жыл бұрын

    I love your videos but Every few minutes, I have to stop the video and look up the measurements in Metric. Please 🙏 add metric measurements even if it's just in brackets next to Imperial ones

  • Shiro


    2 жыл бұрын

    But how the tank's engine works?

  • Siddharth Chakravarty

    Siddharth Chakravarty

    2 жыл бұрын

    Wish you would have taken time to use Metric units so that the whole world could understand much better.

  • Luke Charters

    Luke Charters

    2 жыл бұрын

    Yo, whats the physics engine that you used for this video, it looks interesting.

  • Mustafa Aljawhar

    Mustafa Aljawhar

    2 жыл бұрын

    Why not add this game and its development to the next generation devices of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X with a much higher quality than the current one

  • Gate Keeper
    Gate Keeper2 ай бұрын

    Your superb animation and clear basic info on the subject got my sub. Well done 👍

  • JackRABBITslim27
    JackRABBITslim27Ай бұрын

    Just so people are aware. This is very well done video of fundamental information that does not vear that much off from all tank designs. The type of materials that make up the armor and the fire control systems are what really separate tanks on the battlefield. This is why Ukraine is getting a version of of the tank that has Tungsten armor and not the classified one the U.S uses. The tanks they are receiving will be new production for this reason. The U.S makes about 10 to 15 tanks a month for our military and others.

  • rick2112rkrk
    rick2112rkrkАй бұрын

    Love, love, love your animation videos! Please keep'm coming!

  • BigPlanDan
    BigPlanDan2 ай бұрын

    I can't imagine the work that went into this! And I am left with no questions as to the tank.

  • Nicholas Morsovillo
    Nicholas Morsovillo20 күн бұрын

    You know it's funny that the Commanders hatch looks just like that observation room on the flight deck of aircraft carriers.

  • Florian G
    Florian G2 жыл бұрын

    One small Detail: the smoke grenade launchers actually launch small grenades wich Land in front of the tank and smoke there. Other than that it’s a nice visualization, and it’s always nice to see Germans and Americans engineer something together

  • Rob Fraser

    Rob Fraser

    11 ай бұрын

    @MiG_23M It's weird then that you still license Chobham from us but don't use it on your tanks - thanks for the free money. It's appreciated.

  • Animals and Birds

    Animals and Birds

    Жыл бұрын


  • Juergen Wolf

    Juergen Wolf

    Жыл бұрын

    @LikeUnto Buddha You mean Volkswagen. A wagon hangs behind a locomotive.

  • Juergen Wolf

    Juergen Wolf

    Жыл бұрын

    @NUCL3ARTAC0S So did the Leo 1.

  • Fighting The Turret With Swah

    Fighting The Turret With Swah

    Жыл бұрын

    JOHN GAGE It uses jet fuel JP-8 (Jet Propellant 8) that is what the US use. Australians use Diesel and It is selected to run diesel on the DECU.

    COSMIC PSYOPS3 ай бұрын

    "Experts" of this tank (M1A2) only know about 25% of this tank, as it contains highly classified specs. I think there is around 23 inches of depleted uranium armor in the front. The automatic stabilizer system is insane and underrated. I've done live fire training next to it. It's impressive.

  • Gagne


    Ай бұрын

    We'll see how good they are very soon

  • poppyface


    Ай бұрын

    @S33YouInH3ll you could actually buy one but legal civilian models have their cannons filled with concrete so the most firepower you could get out of it is through a mounted machine gun

  • Chad bat420

    Chad bat420

    Ай бұрын

    @COSMIC PSYOPSmaybe DU in the composite armor, like the turret or the frontal plate sandwiched in between RHA or other “stuff” and not just pure DU I guess, +maybe the 23in you say is the effective thickness? And thank you for your service though I am not American

  • 1985 Honda CR-X Si
    1985 Honda CR-X Si6 ай бұрын

    I love this guys videos, he explains it like weve never heard of the topic without being condescending making it actually educational

  • Bunderwahl
    Bunderwahl2 ай бұрын

    The armor's slope gives it more effective thickness since the round must travel further to breach the armor, though suppose it could deflect some things as well.

  • Ali Perez
    Ali Perez4 ай бұрын

    How, I learned so much in such a little time, because the way u explained it so clearly and keep me entertained with ur 3d's. 😊

  • Patricio Madariaga
    Patricio MadariagaАй бұрын

    Very good video, congratulations, only that you could also include measurements such as meters or kilometers per hour or tons, incredible distribution of the crew, entertaining and instructive video, thank you very much, best regards.

  • Dr. Plagueman
    Dr. Plagueman Жыл бұрын

    A few corrections: The smoke grenade launchers are exactly that. They make smoke by launching grenades that make it. They don't just spit clouds of smoke right out. The bustle rack is not the only storage place as you also have "sponson boxes" on the side of the turret and a little bit of storage in the hull. Also the driver does not go in through the hatch in the hull unless the hatch is already open. It can only be accessed the first time by going through the turret.

  • Emme Pombär

    Emme Pombär

    Жыл бұрын

    Also, not every tank has a jet-like engine. In fact, most tanks have regular engines.

  • George L

    George L

    Жыл бұрын

    @kindara haryu All 4 variants share the features he mentioned.

  • kindara haryu

    kindara haryu

    Жыл бұрын

    He did clarified that there are diffirent varriations of the model he was using so I don't see why you had to correct it as if all tanks are modelled based on your correction.

  • leocastellon03
    leocastellon032 ай бұрын

    Very good video, excellent animations and very well commented, thanks for the information.

  • Firelock
    FirelockАй бұрын

    US Army 19k (M1 tank crewman) here. Your animation of the tracks is great, but I noticed you left out the return rollers. Excellent video for explaining to average people how a tank works!

  • emmgeevideo
    emmgeevideo2 ай бұрын

    I can imagine that some of the design elements were defined by past battle experience. We should pause for a moment to think about the soldiers that lost their lives in the past when the tank they were in was fatally damaged in battle because those design elements weren't in place. Also, I recommend finding videos about the Sherman tank from WW II and compare this tank to that one. Anyone who is in combat has guts but those tankers were a different breed.

  • William Foulkes
    William Foulkes2 ай бұрын

    Jared, awesome work! Thank you very much for sharing!

  • CharlieKPoland
    CharlieKPolandАй бұрын

    Great job Jared ! Very simple shown how this tank works.

  • Joshua Garrett
    Joshua Garrett2 жыл бұрын

    I was a tanker. The only position I didn't do was being the TC(tank commander), I did driver, loader, amd gunner. Turret can be rotated manually, or hydraulically. There is no phone on the back. The is a hookup for a radio to communicate with the crew inside the tank. A damn good crew can hit a target at almost 4 miles with the main gun, 1000+ meters with the coax, about 950 with the loader's 240. Smoke canister launchers. Unless you are short, you are not completely standing up in a tank, even other countries. If a loader takes longer than 5 seconds to load that gun, they do not need to be on a tank. The most comfortable spots to sleep on a tank are the front slope and driver's hole.

  • Frank Starr

    Frank Starr

    2 ай бұрын

    I once tried to sleep in my M48A1 with my butt on the TC seat, my feet on the gun breech, and my head against the radio. Nearly froze; worst sleep ever. Sleeping bag outside was much better.

  • Harleyglide03


    Жыл бұрын

    @tibzig1 we could pump them out pretty quick but I don’t ever remember being quite that fast.

  • Harleyglide03


    Жыл бұрын

    The first time I ver got in a tank I looked for the best place to sleep. Didn’t ever have much of an opportunity to do that though.

  • tibzig1


    Жыл бұрын

    @woodhonky The exiting round created the vacuum. Massive vacuum.

  • SmallBusiness MiddleClassCitizen
    SmallBusiness MiddleClassCitizen2 ай бұрын

    Jared, you animation skills are very impressive!

  • Alessandro M
    Alessandro M2 ай бұрын

    I’d love to see another one on the Leopard Tank.

  • Lee Abel
    Lee Abel2 ай бұрын

    Very impressive video putting together simplistic educational information about M1A2 Abrams tank. Good work and thank you.

  • jim nielsen
    jim nielsen5 ай бұрын

    This was excellent. The constant, quality of the animation & your delivery speed was perfect. Curious why didn’t you place a Browning .50 cal machine gun on the turret? They seem to always have one.

  • Jago Sevetar

    Jago Sevetar

    Ай бұрын

    I thought I saw one early in the video. But yes, it seems he didn't address that. I'd be curious to know how often it gets used.

  • Simpin' Aint Easy !
    Simpin' Aint Easy !2 ай бұрын

    The jet engine on it was pure genius.

  • Arthur’s Garden
    Arthur’s Garden11 ай бұрын

    I was a M60-A1 crewman during the Gulf War and M1A2 after the war. It was like going from driving a tractor to driving a Cadillac, amazing tank. SFMF

  • TheTruth76


    2 ай бұрын

    @M21 Where was the comparison made? Or is that just to divert the attention?

  • Manny Bonilla

    Manny Bonilla

    2 ай бұрын

    @Шпак je je je pura envidia calmate somos espectadores😂😂

  • Шпак


    4 ай бұрын

    @ferdinant Kaiser Я ни сколько не завидую американца. Был там не раз. Одни живут хорошо с площадкой для гольфа, другие через дорогу в дощатых халупах по сравнению с которыми у меня дача дворец. Чему мне завидовать? Тем у кого поля для гольфа или деревянному сараю.

  • wilhelm gauthier
    wilhelm gauthier2 ай бұрын

    J'adore ce genre d'illustrations & animations techniques partfaitement claires, telles qu'on aimerait en voir plus souvent. Elles nous rappellent qu'à l'intérieur de ces engins terrifiants, conçus pour tuer et détruire, se trouvent des petits humains vulnérables, qu'il n'y a pas longtemps étaient des bébés, des enfants aimés de leurs mères... Quelle épouvantable folie ! (En revanche la traduction française laisse à désirer. La conversion des pieds en mètres, des miles en kilomètres et des gallons en litres serait la bienvenue. Et pour nous les tanks ne sont pas de simples " réservoirs "...)

  • Charles Webb
    Charles Webb2 күн бұрын

    My only critique is that there are not four tow shackles on the front. There are two, down low on the hull at the corners. There are also two on the back in the same relative position. Other than that I found this a very well done video and the graphics are stunning! I was on the original M1 series for five years.

  • Patrick Tinley
    Patrick TinleyАй бұрын

    Very nice animation. The tank commander also has a 50 caliber machine gun at his disposal.

  • Ted Ted
    Ted Ted2 ай бұрын

    Great animation,so clear well done

  • G.P. Rowe
    G.P. RoweАй бұрын

    Excellent. Having ridden around in one for years I'd add a few minor points: 1) The driver is laying on his back, as you show, so the gunner needs an antennae rod to wake him up when we had worked 20 hours a day. 2) The loader is an expert, in contrast with automatic loading systems on Russian tanks. Automatic loading might be an advantage except that an experienced loader can place a wider variety of rounds in as little as four seconds. 3) It rides like a good ol' Cadillac -- very smooth, as you also show. 4) Don't forget to add the .50 caliber machinegun on top. The last of my fewEgyptianshold up as long on deserts. That's also impressive when you consider that the 14 tanks in the company ran the same terrain and only one threw a track. Breaking down the track and putting it back on is, well, good exercise for the crew [another smile], although I suspect they hated me when I gave the signal for a line formation dashing over a rough space. Soldiering is still fun when your country provides you with amazing equipment, as is the M1. Again, excellent presentation. Oh, finally, as you may know, the Russians recently gave a presentation to their soldiers about an M1's side skirts being a weak point. I'm glad you pointed out that an M1A2 now has heavier armor there. (Good try, Ruskie, to criticize an antiquated point.) And don't forget the Abrams X "coming to theatres near you soon".

  • Omar Valenzuela
    Omar Valenzuela Жыл бұрын

    As a former M1A1 tanker, I really loved this animation! Thank you very much! 😊👍🏼🙏🏼

  • your dad

    your dad

    10 ай бұрын

    @David Brooks He's not from Venezuela. His second name is VALENZUELA not VENEZUELA, Venezuela has nothing to do with this.

  • Aztechnology


    10 ай бұрын

    Thanks for your service! Question; does any other countrie's tank stand a chance against the Abrams?

  • Manuel Roca

    Manuel Roca

    10 ай бұрын

    Thank you for your service

  • Omar Valenzuela

    Omar Valenzuela

    11 ай бұрын

    @bombud1 Never. I wish. It was on my dream sheet, but I ended up in Ft Stewart.

  • bombud1


    11 ай бұрын

    ever make it to Korea? Who ya with?!

  • Cookie Monster
    Cookie Monster3 ай бұрын

    If the tank can spin in place while the turret is locked on target, the turret is actually moving to stay on target

  • Glennsten Bergkvist
    Glennsten Bergkvist2 ай бұрын

    Marvelous production with excellent narration and information.

  • GuyOnYouTube
    GuyOnYouTube2 ай бұрын

    Abrams was Patton's #1 tank commander after D Day. That's why the tank is named after him.

  • Reptiles are cool
    Reptiles are cool6 ай бұрын

    I’d love to know all about how the flight mechanisms of the t-72 turret work

  • Sergan


    Ай бұрын

    We need to test this iron coffin in Ukraine, let the whole world see how well this miracle burns. It will be a great advertisement for this brand😂

  • Franko


    2 ай бұрын

    Up-up and above! That's how it works when it meets our 🇺🇦🔱🇺🇦 javelin

  • Rob Hegner
    Rob HegnerАй бұрын

    Really good rendering!!! You are very talented!

  • Tom Rennick
    Tom Rennick11 ай бұрын

    *I've viewed multiple tank videos featuring actual tanks but this one provides a much better explanation of their interiors, their crew capacity, and how they work. Your graphic/animation skills are top grade.*

  • Boarp Simson

    Boarp Simson

    4 ай бұрын

    i mean, its a decent video. but the videos by nicholas moran are significantly better. if you specifically mean videos on the abrams, then thats because its hard to get access to one to make a video about it.

  • JoelThBeJ


    8 ай бұрын

    Check my about page link No.

  • dixon pinfold

    dixon pinfold

    11 ай бұрын

    Just plain mad communications skills of every kind: Visual-spatial conception, graphics, animation. Verbal-research, script conception, writing, speaking. It really took a lot of brainpower to make this so easy to follow and understand. 👏🏻👏🏻

  • Jacques Deriban
    Jacques Deriban2 ай бұрын

    Very well done. Very interesting. It could be much better if you use metric units instead or beside imperial units.

  • 64 Year Old Boy
    64 Year Old Boy2 ай бұрын

    Extremely well done animation and explanation for folks who do not know anything about the tank like me.

  • saad elmoutawakel
    saad elmoutawakel2 ай бұрын

    We don't have tanks in the Navy unless the Army makes the submerged ones like Korea and hopefully sailors can use them . Very good presentation and will give you a 10/10

  • Bill Smart
    Bill Smart2 ай бұрын

    Well done, good storytelling and voice, plus animation skills.

  • John Manderson
    John Manderson2 ай бұрын

    Very good job 👏🏻 super clear explanations. Bravo 🙌

  • SlezeyST 132
    SlezeyST 1322 жыл бұрын

    "war thunder is actually a pretty good way to learn about tanks" *_Shows a clip of a tank drifting while shooting another tank_*

  • Noah Taylor

    Noah Taylor

    10 ай бұрын


  • katap


    10 ай бұрын

    Shows german 88m penetrating....No.

  • alfonso riveroll

    alfonso riveroll

    10 ай бұрын


  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    11 ай бұрын

    War thunder is totaly unrealistic, the ballistic is freaking arcad and so bad

  • Hello There

    Hello There

    11 ай бұрын

    Imagine learning a video about snipers and shows a 360 no scope video

  • Juan David Robles Del Valle
    Juan David Robles Del Valle2 ай бұрын

    Awesome video. Could you publish a video talking about how the german tank Leopard 2 works?

  • Miguel aralios
    Miguel aralios2 ай бұрын

    Sensacional. Muito bom

  • Bounty Hunter
    Bounty Hunter2 ай бұрын

    Just found your channel tonight. I am a tank Fan thanks Jared very informative.

  • random guy
    random guy2 ай бұрын

    the ammo that was shot here was what we call "APFSDS" which stands for Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot, it can also fire another type of shell, call "HEAT" which stands for High Explosive Anti Tank, im not gonna bother explaining what they do

  • AutoChamp Wandelen
    AutoChamp Wandelen2 ай бұрын

    As a car enthusiast, in my channel I worked on LEGO 8 wheelers just for my ideas! I found this video rather interesting, the mechanical aspect! Greetings from Belgium

  • The Mad Murf
    The Mad Murf Жыл бұрын

    "The exhaust comes out the back, so make sure to stay clear when the engine is on." Unless you're an infantryman doing a field exercise in the middle of winter. Then tank exhaust is like heaven.

  • Santa Claus

    Santa Claus

    11 ай бұрын

    Yes - my Brother has told me many stories of "warming up" to that nice worm exhaust.

  • GlockMod23


    11 ай бұрын

    In the early years in Germany 🇩🇪 we would drive these tanks through towns. Many BMW's had the paint burned off the front of cars when they got to close to the tank 😳.

  • CFats


    Жыл бұрын

    Great video, I enjoyed working on that beast of a machine.

  • Egor Khristov

    Egor Khristov

    Жыл бұрын

    It is early morning, you come out of your barracks and see several M1A2 parked outside. How do you tell which one has its engine running? Look for one with a bunch of people at the back of it lol

  • 8Trek


    Жыл бұрын

    If I remember right, it took about 10 seconds to heat up the main meal packet in your MRE. That freed up the new chemical heater packs for some field fun with plastic bottles. It was the 90's and we got bored, no fancy cell phones yet :)

  • monkey boy
    monkey boy9 ай бұрын

    After seeing what an A-10 can do to a tank, and then seeing how cramped it is in there, i can't understand why someone would want to be in a tank. No. Way . Also : Very, very impressive animations. You are a master .

  • MiraiHana


    8 ай бұрын

    @Kaos 10 yep, the cannon would most likely be used for light targets like infantry, artillery, trucks, ifv,

  • Kaos 10

    Kaos 10

    8 ай бұрын

    The A-10 would probably be shot down, not hit the target, or just use the guided missiles it has. It would not likely penetrate or damage the tank with the rotary cannon. And there will be always dangerous job, the tank is the most dangerous and safest depending on several things, like enemy, terrain and allied component that supports it, it is as dangerous as being in a humvee in the middle east fighting guerillas, or a a submarine underwater with mines near.

  • kfekadu55


    9 ай бұрын

    A10 most likely won’t be engaging the tank due to it being operated by allied nations

  • Devi Jankowicz
    Devi Jankowicz2 ай бұрын

    Exquisite animation: stunning, thank you. I'll be subscribing!

  • Przemysław R.
    Przemysław R.Ай бұрын

    Z doświadczenia wiem że, załogi czołgów w czasie działań wojennych jadą na pewna śmierć 😔