Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
M60A3 TTS Medium Tank
Maximum Speed: 30mph
Weight: 57 tons
Maximum range: 260 miles
Armament: Main 105mm gun, Secondary 50 caliber machine gun, M240 coaxial machine gun.
The first M60 tanks were issued to U.S. Army units during the fall of 1960 as a replacement for the M48 Patton tank. The M60A3 was introduced in 1978 and was the first production line tank to be outfitted with the tank thermal sight (TTS). The TTS provided the tank crew with the ability to pick out an enemy vehicle in the dark. This tank was also equipped with a meteorological sensor device that fed data directly into its ballistics battle movements. The M60A3 remained the main battle tank of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps until it was replaced in the mid 80’s by the M1A1 Abrams Tank.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1960.
Location. 33° 11.581′ N, 87° 31.537′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on McFarland Boulevard East (U.S. 82), on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 McFarland Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa AL 35404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. French 75 Millimeter Feldhase (a few steps from this marker); Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) (a few steps from this marker); Replica Gates for Northington General Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (within shouting distance of this marker); Vought A-7E Corsair II (within shouting distance of this marker); Willys Jeep (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,003 times since then and 174 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 9, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.