The M60 was initially introduced in 1960 and often incorrectly referred to as a Patton. The M60
resembled the M48 because it was based on the M48 but with some significant alterations and
improvements. M60 has a 105mm Main Gun while the M48’s was 90mm and the front slope was
straight compared to the M48’s rounded front plus other modifications. The M60 was the last U.S.
tank to use homogenous steel as well as an escape hatch in the floor for the driver.


The USMC M60A1 MBT was used during the 1970’s, 1980’s and into the 1990’s. When the US
Army re-equipped with the new M1 Abrams the USMC kept the M60A1. When asked by the U.S.
Congress House Committee on Appropriations why they were told the M60A1 was not near the
end of its life expectancy and didn’t want to acquire the new M1 Abrams and then turn around
and have to acquire an updated version. The paint scheme is one of eight MERDC (Mobility
Equipment Research and Development Center) camouflage schemes.


General Specifications for the Detroit Arsenal (Chrysler)

Role – Main Battle Tank (MBT)

Production Period – 1960-1987

Number Produced All Variants – Over 15,000
M60 - A total of 2,205 M60s were built
M60A1 - A total of 7,948 M60A1s were built
M60A2 - 540 M60A2s were built

Year First Introduced
M60 – 1960
M60A1 – 1962
M60A2 – 1974
M60A3 – 1979

Crew – 4 X Commander, Driver, Gunner, Loader

Dimensions
Overall Length
M60 – 30.5 ft   (9.3 m)
M60A1 – 31 ft   (9.4 m)
M60A2 – 24.1 ft   (7.3 m)
M60A3 – 31 ft   (9.4 m)
Width
M60 – 11.9 ft   (3.6 m)
M60A1 – 11.9 ft   (3.6 m)
M60A2 – 11.9 ft   (3.6 m)
M60A3 – 11.9 ft   (3.6 m)
Height
M60 – 10.5 ft   (3.2 m)
M60A1 – 10.5 ft   (3.2 m)
M60A2 – 10.9 ft   (3.3 m)
M60A3 – 10.5 ft   (3.2 m)

Combat Weight
M60 – 50.5 tons   (45.8 mt)
M60A1 – 57.6 tons   (52.2 mt)
M60A2 – 57 tons   (51.7 mt)
M60A3 – 57 tons   (51.7 mt)

Performance
Powerplant - 1 X Continental AVDS-1790 Turbo Super Charged Fuel Injected 90° V-12 Cylinder
Air-Cooled Diesel Producing 750 hp (559 kw)
Transmission – Detroit Diesel Allison CD850 Series 2-Speed Forward, 1 Reverse
Road Speed – 30 mph   (48 km/h)
Range – 310 miles   (500 km)


Armament
Main Gun
M60 – 105 mm M68 Rifled, Typical Load 63 APFSDS-T, APDS-T, APERS-T, HEAT
M60A1 – 105 mm M68 Rifled, Typical Load 63 APFSDS-T, APDS-T, APERS-T, HEAT
M60A2 – 152 mm M162 Gun-Launcher, 13 Shillelagh Guided Missiles, 33 Conventional Rounds
HEAT-MP, HE
M60A3 – 105 mm M68 Rifled, Typical Load 63 APFSDS-T, APDS-T, APERS-T, HEAT

Machine Gun
M60 – 7.62 mm M73 6,000 Rounds, Coaxial To Main Gun
M60A1 – 7.62 mm M73 6,000 Rounds, Coaxial To Main Gun
M60A2 – 7.62 mm M219 6,000 Rounds, Coaxial To Main Gun
M60A3 – 7.62 mm M240 6,000 Rounds, Coaxial To Main Gun

M60 - .50 cal M85 Machine Gun, 900 Rounds Turret Cupola
M60A1 - .50 cal M85 Machine Gun, 900 Rounds Turret Cupola
M60A2 - .50 cal M85 Machine Gun, 900 Rounds Turret Cupola
M60A3 - .50 cal M85 Machine Gun, 900 Rounds Turret Cupola
Authentic Detailing
Pre-Painted by professionals
Accurate paint colors
Markings Tampo (pad) applied
Fully Assembled
Die-Cast Model
True to Scale (1:72)
Weathering and insignias
Turret turns
Metal turret and main gun
Realistic tracks
Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
HG5605
M60A1 Main Battle Tank (MERDC scheme)
United States Marine Corps, 1980s
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