Edgefield in Edgefield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
M60A3 Main Battle Tank
The M60A3 was designed in 1956 and entered service in 1960. The M60 is a big, tall tank with a rounded turret and heavy armor for its time. The A1 and A2 versions both fought in Vietnam. The A3 version has improved night sights, laser rather than stereoscopic rangefinder, a ballistic computer, full stabilization, reactive armor boxes plating the turret front and side, and defensive smoke systems.
Weight: 52 Tons Crew: 4 Engine: 750 HP Diesel
Max Road Speed: 48 kph Main Gun: 105MM
Ammunition: 63 Rounds Production ended in 1987.
This tank was acquired by the town of Edgefield through the help of Headquarters, 122D Engineer Battalion (Combat) and the South Carolina Army National Guard.
Erected 1996 by The Town of Edgefield.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Cold • War, Vietnam. A significant historical date for this entry is March 5, 1996.
Location. 33° 47.166′ N, 81° 55.208′ W. Marker is in Edgefield, South Carolina, in Edgefield Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 Augusta Road, Edgefield SC 29824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oakley Park Museum (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. Strom Thurmond Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Henry Hammond (approx. ¼ mile away); Pierce Mason Butler (approx. ¼ mile away); Francis Wilkinson Pickens (approx. ¼ mile away); George McDuffie (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Law Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Strom Thurmond (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgefield.
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