There was a documentary made about 2006 called Megafactories in the Abrams factory and it showed the re-life process the Tanks were put through, and in a nice touch they had a couple of the Australian Tanks as the finished article.I just watched a program on the Abrams tank factory and included was a discussion on the fitting of both flat and curved explosive tile armour.
Are Australian Army tanks so fitted? If so does this increase their weight beyond the limitations of the RAN’s recently modified LHD landing craft?
The link only refers to “advanced composite” armour, is that similar?
M1 Abrams Tank | Army.gov.au
remember watching it at the time, quite informative.
It is on Youtube but unfortunately behind a Paywall.