M60 main battle tank Weapon Systems // Ground Combat Vehicles // Tanks


Country of Origin: USA

The M60 main battle tank (MBT) was in production for 23 years for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps and several other countries. All have been replaced by the M1 Abrams in U.S. service. The M60 was developed from the earlier M48 Patton series. Firepower was increased over the M48 by adoption of the British-designed 105-mm/51-caliber L7 rifled gun in a reshaped turret. The turret permits high elevation and depression angles (-10 degrees to 20 degrees), but also contributes to a high...

 

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