MBT Ammo Racks Program

When the US Army was in the process of the redesign of the Abrams MBT which increased the caliber of its main gun from 105mm to 120mm, the decision was made to incorporate the design which was being used in the German Leopard MBT for the Ammo Racks. That design was the creation of its parent company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW). KMW under the observation of TACOM, and the MBT prime contractor, adapted the Leopard MBT design to the M1A1 Abrams MBT. Wegmann USA and KMW have continued to partner with TACOM, leading several significant redesign efforts continuously improving the design of the Ammo Racks for more than 25 years.

Wegmann USA along with its parent company, is the only producer, ever, of complete, fully new, Ammunition Racks for Abrams series 120mm Main Battles Tanks. The company has been producing these Ammo Racks for more than 25 years. These systems have been produced in the same localities, with the involvement of many of the same assemblers, machinists, engineers, and program managers for more than 25 years.

Assemblers in Wegmann USA's Lynchburg Virginia facility assembling M1A2 Ammo Racks

Assemblers in Wegmann USA's Lynchburg Virginia facility assembling M1A2 Ammo Racks

Wegmann continues to produce Abrams Ammo Racks and “Ammo Rack Rebuild Kits” for military end users including the US Army, the US Marine Corps, Egypt, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Wegmann is also in constant communication with our customers including the Abrams MBT Prime Contractor, the Anniston Army Depot (ANAD), the US Marine Corps, and others, in order to maintain production readiness, and plan for continued procurement and processing of the raw materials required to meet their Ammo Rack needs.