M-60 Main Battle Tank


M-60 Main Battle Tank Specifications

These M-60A1 Main Battle Tanks are on maneuvers. Note the SIMFIRE laser unit mount ahead of the bore evacuator on the main gun.
These M-60A1 Main Battle Tanks are on maneuvers. Note the SIMFIRE laser unit mount ahead of the bore evacuator on the main gun.
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Developed in response to technological advances in Soviet tanks, the M-60 Main Battle Tank was designed to hold its own on the battlefield. Below are specifications for the M-60 Main Battle Tank.

Date of service: 1960

Country: United States of America

Type: Main Battle Tank

Dimensions: Length, 6.9 m (22.6 ft); width, 3.61 m (11.8 ft); height, 3.27 m (10.7 ft)

Combat weight: 51,982 kg (57.3 tons)

Engine: Continental AVDS-1790-2D 750-horsepower diesel

Armament: One 105mm L7A1 main gun; one 7.62mm NATO M73 machine gun; one .50 caliber M85 machine gun

Crew: 4

Speed: 48 km/h (30 mph)

Range: 480 km (298 mi)

Obstacle/grade performance: 0.9 m (3 ft)

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