Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The tank's suspension system, with six road wheels per side, is torsion bar sprung. The main armament, the 105mm gun, is mounted on a 360-degree turret. Secondary armament included a .50 caliber machine gun in the commander's cupola. There is a coaxially mounted 7.62mm machine gun, and a M-239 smoke grenade launcher. The M-60 Tank is equipped with three night vision periscopes. The basic statistics of the M-60 MBT are as follows:
Builder: Chrysler Defense Systems
Length: 27 feet
Width: 12 feet
Height: 11 feet
Weight: 54 tons
Cost: $872,745 in 1993
Speed: 30 miles per hour
Range: 240 miles
Magazines: 63 rounds of 105mm; 6,000 rounds of 7.62mm machine gun; 940 rounds of .50 machine gun ammunition.
Erected by Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum.
Location. 40° 25.783′ N, 76° 34.324′ Click for map. Located on the Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Facility. Marker is in this post office area: Annville PA 17003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nike "Hercules" Missile (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); F-102 Jet Fighter (about 700 feet away); Nike "Ajax" Missile (approx. 0.2 miles away); 40 & 8 Boxcar (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fallen Warrior Memorial - 2nd BCT (approx. 0.2 miles away); EC-130E "Commando Solo" (approx. 0.2 miles away); EC-130E Commando Solo I (approx. ¼ mile away); UH-1 Iroquois (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Indiantown Gap.
Also see . . . The M-60A3 MBT. The M-60 was the mainstay of the U.S. Army's armored units for much of the 1970s and 1980s. Its long service continued through Desert Storm. The M-60A3 was technically an upgrade of earlier models, with improved ballistic computers, thermal sights, and laser rangefinder. (Submitted on October 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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