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Lb for Lb - An M1 Abrams gets better gas mileage

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Beast II, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. Beast II

    Beast II

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    Now, don't get me wrong, I love my cruiser and wouldn't trade it for anything, but thought this was kind of funny.

    FZJ80 Weighs around 6,000 lb or 3 tons
    M1 Abrams Weighs 120,000 lbs or 60 tons

    FZJ80 gets approx 13 mpg
    M1 Abrams gets approx. 3 gallons per mile or .33/mpg

    For its weight, the M1 Abrams gets 22% better gas mileage than the FZJ80
     
  2. Beast II

    Beast II

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    Re: Lb for Lb - An M1 Abrams gets better gas milea

    Am I wrong ? Possibly. :-X
     
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    Re: Lb for Lb - An M1 Abrams gets better gas milea

    This is quite interesting, but the comparison is very unfair.

    The M1 is powered by a turbine which is tuned to provide approximately the same mileage numbers at idle as when running full throttle through rough terrain.

    At 120,000 lbs though, I would probably settle for .3 mpg if I were running at 50mph.

    It's not a Cruiser, but it is one amazing peice of machinery.
     
  4. cruiserdan

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    Re: Lb for Lb - An M1 Abrams gets better gas milea

    I want me one of them German 120mm smooth bore guns those things sport. They are as accurate on the move as they are standing still......... :eek:
    They use a laser to measure the droop in the barrel at different tempreatures and the fire control system compensates for it.............