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M-60A3 Main Battle Tank

 
 
M-60A3 Main Battle Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
1. M-60A3 Main Battle Tank Marker
Inscription.
M-60A3 Main Battle Tank
These tanks were used extensively
by the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S.
Army, in the Viet Nam and Gulf
Wars. Some of its characteristics are:
Weight Combat Loaded: 55 Tons
Main Gun: 105 Millimeter
Machine Guns: One 50 cal. M.G.
One 7.62 Millimeter Coaxial M.G.
A V-12 Air Cooled 750 H.P. Engine
Allowable Speed: 30-35 MPH
Cruising Range: 280 Miles
Dedicated May 27, 2002
By
Putnam County Joint Veterans
Council
Peter T. Allegretta, Chairman
Shirley Connolly, Vice Chairman

[ description placard ]
M60A3 Series Tank (Patton Series)
Weight - 60 tons
Length - 32 ft 4 in
Width - 13 ft 6 in
Height - 12 ft 6 in
Ground Clearance - 18 in
Engine - 750 hp V-12 diesel
Commander's machine gun - M85 - 50 cal antiaircraft gun w/900 rounds
Main Gun 105mm/51 cal M68 rifled gun with 63 rounds
Coaxial machine gun M240 – 7.62mm w/ 5, 950 rounds
The M60 Series Patton main battle tank is now primarily found in US Reserve and National Guard units, but served as the primary US main battle tank for two decades. Developed from the M48 Patton series, the M60 was fitted with a 105mm main gun and manned by a four man crew. Criticized for its high profile
Descriptive Placard image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
2. Descriptive Placard
and limited cross-country mobility, this durable tank proved reliable and underwent many updates over its service life. Initially produced in 1960, over 15,000 M60's were built by Chrysler and first saw service in 1961. Production ended in 1983, but 5,400 older models were converted to the M60A3 variant ending in 1990. This tank saw action with the Israeli forces during the Yom Kippur War in both the Sinai and the Golan Heights. During Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force fielded 210 M60A3's to support the Saudi-Marine effort into Kuwait City.
 
Erected 2002 by the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council.
 
Location. 41° 26.58′ N, 73° 42.5′ W. Marker is in Carmel, New York, in Putnam County. Marker can be reached from Gipsy Trail Road (New York State Route 41) one mile north of Carmel-Kent Cliffs Road (New York State Route 47), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel NY 10512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cobra AH-1G/S/F Helicopter (a few steps from this marker); Putnam County Veterans Monument (a few steps
M-60A3 Main Battle Tank image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 29, 2010
3. M-60A3 Main Battle Tank
from this marker); Putnam County's First Park (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of All Native American Veterans (approx. mile away); Philips Smith Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carver Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Baptist (approx. 1.8 miles away); Elisha Cole (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carmel.
 
Categories. Military
 
Left Side - U.S. Army Markings image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 29, 2010
4. Left Side - U.S. Army Markings
[ name on commander's turret ]
Sgt. Howard R. Bruckner
US Army 985605
Right Side - U.S. Marine Corps Markings image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 29, 2010
5. Right Side - U.S. Marine Corps Markings
[ name on commander's turret ]
L/Cpl Walter A. Joyce
B31 USMC 202040
M-60A3 Main Battle Tank image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 29, 2010
6. M-60A3 Main Battle Tank
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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