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St. Anthony in Fremont County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

M60A3 Army Tank

 
 
M60A3 Army Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 23, 2017
1. M60A3 Army Tank Marker
Inscription. No tank performed longer than the M60 series. First introduced in 1961, the M60 series with its advanced weapon control and mighty engine, served under the administration of nine U.S. Presidents. The brawny tank's thick armor eventually shielded the soldiers of 22 different countries. The last of these 60-ton giants was phased out of the National Guard and Reserve service in 1997.
The A3's improvements over earlier M60 models included a ballistic computer for fire control, a laser range finder, a thermal gun sleeve - which kept heated guns from sagging - and a greatly admired advanced thermal sight system that provided night vision.
This tank was dedicated and brought to its final resting place November 11, 2002.

About the M60A3 Tank
First accepted: 1978
Manufacturer: Chrysler Corporation
Total built: 5,400
Crew: 4 men (Commander, Gunner, Loader and Driver)
Armament: M68 105mm gun, M240 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, M85 12.7mm cupola-mounted machine gun
Armor: 10' thick at front of turret, hull up to 5 1/2" thick
Engine: Continental AVDS-1790-2C; 12 cylinder turbocharged diesel
Horsepower: 750 at 2400 rpm
Maximum road speed: 30 mph

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Location.
M60A3 Army Tank and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 23, 2017
2. M60A3 Army Tank and Marker
43° 57.882′ N, 111° 40.927′ W. Marker is in St. Anthony, Idaho, in Fremont County. Marker is on South Bridge Street near East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 226 South Bridge Street, Saint Anthony ID 83445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Teton City Settlers (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 5 miles away); Thomas C. Neibaur Monument (approx. 7.1 miles away); Teton Flood (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Anthony.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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