M60 A3 Main Battle Tank

Entering service with the US Army in 1960, the M60A became one of the world's most successful main battle tanks. More than 15,000 were produced, serving in the armies of 22 countries with proven battlefield performance over four decades, and were continuously advanced and upgraded with advanced weapons control, ammunition and armor, and increasingly powerful engines.

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Specifications

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Length with gun forward 29'-3"
Height 10'-9"
Width 12'-0"
Weight 57.3 tons
Ground clearance 18"
Acceleration, 0 to 20mph 15 seconds
Maximum road speed 30mph
Maximum cross-country speed 10 to 12mph
Maximum gradient 60 percent
Cruise range312 miles
Main gun 105mm M68E1 rifled cannon
Ammunition storage 63 rounds
Coaxial weapon 7.62 mm M240 machine gun
Commander's weapon .50cal M85 machine gun
Smoke grenade launcher M239
Engine 759hp Continental air-cooled diesel
Fuel capacity 378 gallons

History

The M60 A3 is perhaps best known as the main battle tanks of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the USA during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Acquired as a transfer of equipment from Camp Roberts, our M60A was trucked in on 30 May 2003 and placed on a specially-prepared reinforced concrete pad.

Manufactured by General Dynamics, Land Systems Division, Sterling Heights MI.

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