M60 Main Battle Tank

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Country
Turkey
Location
Ukraine

Production history
Manufacturer
Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant, Chrysler
Produced 1960–1987
No. built Over 15,000 (all variants)
Variants See Variants
Specifications
Weight
M60: 50.7 short tons (46.0 t; 45.3 long tons)
M60A1: 52 to 54 short tons (47 to 49 t; 46 to 48 long tons) depending on turret design.
Length M60: 6.946 meters (22 ft 9.5 in) (hull), 9.309 meters (30 ft 6.5 in) (gun forward)
Width M60: 3.631 meters (11 ft 11.0 in)
Height M60: 3.213 meters (10 ft 6.5 in)
Crew 4
ArmorUpper Glacis
M60: 3.67 in (93 mm) at 65°
8.68 in (220 mm) LoS
M60A1: 4.29 in (109 mm) at 65°
10.15 in (258 mm) LoS
M60A2: same as M60A1
M60A3: same as M60A1
Turret Front
M60: equals 7 in (180 mm)
M60A1: equals 10 in (250 mm)
M60A2: equals 11.5 in (290 mm)
M60A3: same as M60A1
Main
armament

105 mm (4.1 in) M68 gun (M60/A1/A3)
152 mm (6.0 in) M162 Gun/Launcher (M60A2)
Secondary
armament

.50 BMG (12.7×99mm) M85
7.62×51mm NATO M73 machine gun
EngineContinental AVDS-1790-2 V12, air-cooled Twin-turbo diesel engine
750 bhp (560 kW)
Power/weight 15.08 bhp/st (12.4 kW/tonne)
TransmissionGeneral Motors, cross-drive, single-stage with 2 forward and 1 reverse ranges
SuspensionTorsion bar suspension
Ground clearance 1 foot 6.2 inches (0.463 m)
Fuel capacity 385 U.S. gallons (1,457 L)
Operational
range

300 miles (500 km)Speed 30 mph (48 km/h) (road)
  • M60T or Sabra: highly upgraded version of the M60A1 which is designed for the MBT modernization program of the Turkish Army. It features a new 120 mm smoothbore gun, electric stabilization system, new fire control system, and new armor package.[50][51] M60T is also known as Sabra Mk.II.
 

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