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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

M60A1 "Patton" Tank

United States

 

— 1962-1980 —

 
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. M60A1 "Patton" Tank Marker
Inscription.  
Type: Main Battle Tank
Manufacturer: Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant, Chrysler Corporation
Weight: 108,000 lbs (54 tons)
Armament: 105 mm Gun M68, .50 caliber M85 Machine Gun 7.62 M73 Coaxial Machine Gun
Engine: V12 Cylinder Air Cooled Allison AVDS- 1790-2; 750 hp
Max. Speed: 30 mph Operational Range: 300 miles
Crew: 4
Number Built: Over 15,000 Patton Tanks were produced

Based on the M48 tank, the M60 tank mounted the largest caliber weapon ever carried by a medium tank at the time of its introduction. This model featured a larger, better-shaped turret and improvements to the armor protection and shock absorbers.

M60A1 Patton Tanks were used by Louisiana National Guard Troop E, 256th Cavalry (Natchitoches) and 1-156 Armor Battalion (Shreveport), from 1977 to 1988.

SN: 110864138OD; Object ID# 666341
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 29° 57.54′ N, 90° 0.376′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be

M60A1 "Patton" Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. M60A1 "Patton" Tank Marker
reached from Chenault Boulevard near North Claiborne Avenue (State Highway 39). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4209 Chenault Boulevard, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M47 "Patton" Tank (a few steps from this marker); MT-LB (a few steps from this marker); M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (a few steps from this marker); D7-K Bulldozer (a few steps from this marker); M109A3 Self Propelled Medium Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); D30 Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); M2 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); ZPU 4 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks base. The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History & Weapons Museum is located on site. Museum is opened M-Sat 10-4. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
 
Also see . . .  Geaux Guard Museum website. (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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