Yo, tankers! Buckle up because we’re about to dive headfirst into the future of armored warfare. General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) first unveiled AbramsX, a concept for the next generation of Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), in October 2022.

This proposed behemoth boasts features that could redefine armored warfare, but questions about its practicality and ultimate fate linger.

Let’s take a closer look, separate the hype from the reality, and see if it lives up to the buzz.

First Things First: Ditch the Gas-Guzzler Image

Imagine a tank that doesn’t sound like a swarm of angry bees whenever it rolls by.

The AbramsX throws out the old gas-guzzling engine and embraces a hybrid-electric system. This translates to two major wins for you, soldier:

Fuel Efficiency

Say goodbye to those constant refueling missions. The AbramsX promises extended operational range, which means less time stuck at the pump and more time dominating the battlefield.

Mobility Matters

The lighter hybrid engine makes the AbramsX a lean, mean fighting machine.

Thanks to the hybrid engine, the AbramsX is expected to shed some serious weight compared to its predecessors.