Customers: Please note that all Radio Control Tanks must ship UPS, so please select that method of shipping when checking out (SELECT UPS). If you have any questions please feel free to contact Karen or Natasha prior to ordering. Tank you very much! ~The Tank Museum Staff!Below is the information we have from Tamiya on the kit:This massive 1/16 scale Big Tank series model depicts the current stalwart of U.S. forces, the M1A2 Abrams. The M1 Abrams, officially commissioned by the U.S. military in 1980, was designed completely different from previous post-WWII U.S. military tanks. Although fitted with the same 105mm cannon as the M60, the M1 was powered by a gas turbine engine and was fitted with spaced armor. Planned to be commissioned by the U.S. military over a long period, the M1 was designed with future reforms in mind. In 1984, the M1A1 was developed with a 120mm smooth bore cannon, and a further variant the M1A1HA was later developed featuring depleted uranium armor. This then led to the M1A2, which was fitted with Intervehicular Information System (IVIS), Commander's Independent Thermal Viewer (CITV) turret and new style vision block. The M1A1HA and the M1A2 both played significant roles in Operation Iraqi Freedom, being deployed by land forces as well as the Marine Corps as they moved toward Baghdad.Specifications:1/16th scale plastic model assembly kit of the M1A2 Abrams.The form of the M1A2 with its flat turret and hull armor is expertly recreated, complete with depictions of anti-slip surfaces.Features a tough duralumin chassis. Metal parts recreate drive sprockets, idler wheels, suspension parts and more.Includes durable pre-assembled resin double-pin tracks secured with metal pins and utilizing rubber pads.The gun features an aluminum barrel for superb realism.Photo-etched parts are used to recreate engine deck and turret rear basket with excellent accuracy.