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Salina in Saline County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

M60 Main Battle Tank

 
 
M60 Main Battle Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
1. M60 Main Battle Tank Marker
Inscription.

The M60 Main Battle Tank was developed to take the place of the aging M48 Patton Tank. It began production in 1959 and included an improved 105mm Main gun instead of the 90mm and a 750 cu. in. diesel engine instead of the gas engine of the Patton. 900 of them were produced for the Army with most being sent to Europe to counter the Soviet T-54 tank. It was later replaced by the improved M60A1 and then M60A3 tank.

Statistics

Height 10 ft Length 24 ft Width 12 ft Weight 54 tons
Speed (improved road) 35 mph Speed (cross country) 25 mph
Main armament 105mm main gun
7.62 coax machine gun 50 caliber machine gun

This tank was presented to the City of Salina
on December 7, 1992 by the
Kansas Army National Guard

 
Erected by City of Salina.
 
Location. 38° 50.586′ N, 97° 36.792′ W. Marker is in Salina, Kansas, in Saline County. Marker is at the intersection of Ash Street and 10th Street, on the right when traveling west on Ash Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 West Ash Street, Salina KS 67401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Hall (a few steps from this
M60 Main Battle Tank and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
2. M60 Main Battle Tank and Marker
marker); The Founders of the Salina Town Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fox-Watson Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Founders Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. John A. Logan (approx. mile away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. mile away); Oakdale Memorial Gateway (approx. mile away); Col. William A. Phillips (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Salina.
 
More about this marker. Marker and tank are on the southwest grounds of Memorial Hall.
 
Also see . . .  Development and History of the M-60 Tank. (Submitted on July 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, ColdWar, Vietnam
 
M60 Main Battle Tank image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
3. M60 Main Battle Tank
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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