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M60A3 TTS Medium Tank

 
 
M60A3 TTS Medium Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
1. M60A3 TTS Medium Tank Marker
Inscription. Initially Manufactured by Chrysler Corporation

Crew: 4
Maximum Speed: 30mph
Weight: 57 tons
Maximum range: 260 miles
Armament: Main 105mm gun, Secondary 50 caliber machine gun, M240 coaxial machine gun.

The first M60 tanks were issued to U.S. Army units during the fall of 1960 as a replacement for the M48 Patton tank. The M60A3 was introduced in 1978 and was the first production line tank to be outfitted with the tank thermal sight (TTS). The TTS provided the tank crew with the ability to pick out an enemy vehicle in the dark. This tank was also equipped with a meteorological sensor device that fed data directly into its ballistics battle movements. The M60A3 remained the main battle tank of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps until it was replaced in the mid 80ís by the M1A1 Abrams Tank.
 
Location. 33° 11.581′ N, 87° 31.537′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on McFarland Boulevard East (U.S. 82), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in the Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial park, located in front of University Mall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 McFarland Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa AL 35404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
M60A3 TTS Medium Tank & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
2. M60A3 TTS Medium Tank & Marker
walking distance of this marker. French 75 Millimeter Feldhase (a few steps from this marker); Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) (a few steps from this marker); Replica Gates for Northington General Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (within shouting distance of this marker); Vought A-7E Corsair II (within shouting distance of this marker); Willys Jeep (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Categories. Military
 
M60A3 TTS Medium Tank image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
3. M60A3 TTS Medium Tank
M60A3 TTS Medium Tank image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr
4. M60A3 TTS Medium Tank
The crew of the Alabama Army National Guard 31st Armor Dixie Brigade driving a M60A3 TTS Medium Tank in the Veterans Day Parade. Birmingham, Alabama. 1983
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,321 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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