Tifton in Tift County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The M60A3 tank weighing 105,060 lbs. was designed to function as one of the main assault vehicles of an Armor/Mechanized Infantry/Infantry Division. This tank had a Continental Diesel Engine that had an allowable speed of 30 MPH. It had a cruising range of 280 miles. The main armament was capable of defeating enemy armored vehicles and was suitable as an assault weapon in offensive operations. The vehicle could be employed at night and under conditions of limited visibility. This tank is dedicated to the memory of the men and women of Tift County who served in the armed forces so that we may live in peace and freedom.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq • War, Afghanistan.
Location. 31° 27.215′ N, 83° 30.659′ W. Marker is in Tifton, Georgia, in Tift County. Memorial is on Central Avenue just north of Commerce Way, on the right when traveling north. Marker and M60A3 tank are located on the west side of the Tifton Veterans Memorial Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tifton GA 31794, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Tift Myers (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Bostick (within shouting distance of this marker); A.V. "Bubba" Akin (within shouting distance of this marker); William W. Outerbridge, Rear Admiral, USN (within shouting distance of this marker); John Larkin Wright, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (within shouting distance of this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); "Major" Jack L. Woolard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Olympic Torch Paused at this Site (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tifton.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Tifton Veterans Memorial Plaza
Also see . . . M60A3 Patton.
The M60A3 was the final US evolution of the Patton tank family, and for almost two decades it was the workhorse of the US Army.(Submitted on May 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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