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M1 Abrams and the Honeywell Turbine Engine

Honeywell has released an article outlining the use of the company’s AGT1500 engine in the M1 Abrams tank, from the perspective of supply development engineer Richard Estes Feature Article by Honeywell
M1 Abrams and the Honeywell Turbine Engine
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Honeywell’s Richard Estes is a former United States Army gunner and current supply development engineer working with suppliers that make parts for Honeywell engines. He looks back on the relationship between Honeywell’s AGT1500 gas turbine engine and the M1 Abrams. Read more >>

The AGT1500 is reportedly far more powerful than its size would suggest, weighing about 2,500 lbs and occupying less than 48 cubic feet while generating enough power to accelerate the Abrams from 0 to 20 miles per hour in six seconds and reach speeds of more than 40 miles per hour.

The AGT1500 is also a true multi-fuel engine. Without adjustment or producing visible smoke, it is capable of running on almost any liquid fuel — a big advantage in the field.

In the full article, Estes discusses his personal experiences with the engine and M1 Abrams tanks, as well as how the AGT1500:

  • Keeps Pace with the Army’s Changing Needs
  • Delivers Big Performance in a Small Package

Read the full article, or visit the Honeywell website to find out more.

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