Model LV100


Tank Engine

The Abrams - Crusader Common Engine program is a U.S. Army initiative to develop a common engine for the Abrams Tank and the Crusader Artillery System that is lightweight and balances the performance needs of each system.

Engine Overview

The LV100-5 is being developed by a 50/50 partnership of GE and Honeywell. Together the two companies bring an unprecedented level of know-how and experience to the engine program. The LV100 draws heavily on 20 years of Honeywell field experience with its AGT1500 turbine powering the M1 family of tanks and on GE's two decades of battlefield experience with its T700 turboshaft powering the U.S. Army's Black Hawk and Apache helicopters.

The 1,500 shaft horsepower (SHP) class LV100-5 is a second generation, state-of-the-art gas turbine engine designed specifically for heavy ground vehicle applications. Currently under development to power the U.S. Army's M1 Abrams tank, the engine design has been established and the first engine build completed ahead of schedule (May 2002).

Quick Engine Facts

    Found on these aircraft:
  • M1 Abrams Tank
  • Crusader Artillery System
Introduction: 2002

Thrust Range: 1,500 Shp



LV100 Meet Objectives

The LV100 is ahead of schedule and is meeting all key development objectives.


Abrams Advantage

The LV100 offers a wide-range of advantages for one of the most complex tanks today.