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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.
The M60A 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.
Photos By Jim Herman
|Crew ||4 |
|Length with gun forward||29'-3"|
|Acceleration, 0 to 20mph||15 seconds|
|Maximum road speed||30mph|
|Maximum cross-country speed;||10 to 12mph|
|Maximum gradient||60 percent|
|Cruise range||312 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|