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Pine Grove in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

M60A3 MBT

Main Battle Tank

 
 
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By Don Morfe, August 1, 2015
1. M60A3 MBT Marker
Inscription. This M60A3 Main Battle Tank (MBT) is a fully tracked, armored, combat vehicle operated by a crew of four consisting of a driver, gunner, loader, and a tank commander. The vehicle is powered by a 750 horsepower V-12 air cooled compression ignition diesel engine. It has a 105mm main gun system, and carries 63 rounds for the main gun on board. The vehicle is further equipped with a deep water fording kit.

The tankís 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 commanderís cupola. There is a coaxially mounted 7.62mm machine gun, and an 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 System
*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° 32.635′ N, 76° 

M60A3 MBT Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 1, 2015
2. M60A3 MBT Marker
22.978′ W. Marker is in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is on Rock Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pine Grove PA 17963, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Conrad Richter (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tulpehocken Path (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pilger Ruh (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pilger Ruh (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fort Henry (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Tulpehocken Path (approx. 6.5 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Tulpehocken Path (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pine Grove.
 
Categories. MilitaryRoads & Vehicles
 
M60A3 MBT Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 1, 2015
3. M60A3 MBT Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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