Published on 16 Aug 2015 | about 1 year ago

3rd ABCT, 3ID conducted a brigade level exercise that included M1 Abrams, Boeing AH-64 Apache, M142 HIMARS, Bradley fighing vehicle, f-15 etc. in a combined arms breach and joint air attack. Different Assault Breacher Vehicle were using during this training exercise.

M1 ABV is the name of a military vehicle model that is used in the United States Marine Corps. ABV, which stands for "Assault Breacher Vehicle" is a charge vehicle.

These tracked combat vehicles were especially designed to clear pathways for troops and other vehicles through minefields and along roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices. The 72-ton, 40-foot (12-meter)-long vehicles are based on the M1 Abrams with a 1,500 horsepower engine, but fitted with a 50-caliber machine gun and a front-mounted 15-foot (4.5-meter) wide plow, supported by metallic skis that glide on the dirt and armed with nearly 7,000 pounds (3,175 kilograms) of explosives.

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