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Priceville in Morgan County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

M601A Tank

 
 
M601A Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes Tidwell, January 14, 2021
1. M601A Tank Marker
Inscription.  The M601A Tank was manufactured by Chrysler Detroit Tank Plant in Michigan in the 1960's. The M60 became the US Army's first generation "Main Battle Tank". The improved suspension and armor protection was introduced in the new turret design in the M601A Tanks.

Armament: 1-105mm gun M68
1-9.5"AA MG
1-7.62 mm MG
Engine: AVDS-1790, diesel, 750hp
Speed:30 mph
Range:312 miles
Crew:4
Weight:49 tons

Donated by Redstone Test Center to Honor the Veterans of Morgan County Alabama with special Gratitude to the following individuals that helped acquire the M601A Tank for the park: Colonel Steve Kihara, Harold Deason, John Henry Livingston, Dirk Funderburg, Tim Hamlett, Destin Sandlin, and Ricky Borden.
 
Erected 2012.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 34° 31.337′ N, 86° 53.431′ W. Marker is in Priceville, Alabama, in Morgan County. Memorial can be reached from Willowbrook Street near Alabama Route 67 when traveling west.

M601A Tank image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes Tidwell, January 14, 2021
2. M601A Tank
Part of the Morgan County Veterans Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur AL 35603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. T-34 C Mentor Plane (a few steps from this marker); The Huey Helicopter (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Navy (within shouting distance of this marker); USS San Jose (AFS-7)Anchors / BOFORS TWIN 40mm Anti-Aircraft Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Army (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prisoner of War or Missing in Action (about 300 feet away); Morgan County Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); United States Air Force (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Priceville.
 
Also see . . .  M601A Patton Main Battle Tank. The M60 was America’s primary tank through the last decades of the Cold War. Created as an improved version of the M48 Patton, the M60 was equipped with a bigger gun and updated engine. Over 15,000 examples were built by Chrysler and the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant from 1961 to 1987. (Submitted on January 20, 2021, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2021, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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