Main Battle Tank
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°
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.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 70 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.