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September 26th, 2012

105mm Gun Full Tracked Combat Tank - M60 Patton

Formally known as the 105mm Gun Full Tracked Combat Tank, the M60 Patton is a first generation main battle tank.  It was introduced in December 1960 and was widely used by the United States and its Cold War allies.  It remains in service throughout the world today with several thousand units still being utilized. The M60 greatly resembles its precedent, the M48, but has significant differences.  The M60 has a mounted bore evacuated 105 mm main gun.  It also has a hull with a straight front, has three support rollers per side, and has road wheels constructed from aluminum.  When first introduced, it utilized a Continental V-12 750 hp air-cooled, twin-turbocharged diesel engine.  This allowed it to extend its operational range to over 300 miles ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on September 26th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military