Carmel in Putnam County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
M-60A3 Main Battle Tank
These tanks were used extensively
by the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S.
Army, in the Viet Nam and Gulf
Wars. Some of its characteristics are:
Weight Combat Loaded: 55 Tons
Main Gun: 105 Millimeter
Machine Guns: One 50 cal. M.G.
One 7.62 Millimeter Coaxial M.G.
A V-12 Air Cooled 750 H.P. Engine
Allowable Speed: 30-35 MPH
Cruising Range: 280 Miles
Dedicated May 27, 2002
Putnam County Joint Veterans
Peter T. Allegretta, Chairman
Shirley Connolly, Vice Chairman
[ description placard ]
Length - 32 ft 4 in
Width - 13 ft 6 in
Height - 12 ft 6 in
Ground Clearance - 18 in
Engine - 750 hp V-12 diesel
Commander's machine gun - M85 - 50 cal antiaircraft gun w/900 rounds
Main Gun 105mm/51 cal M68 rifled gun with 63 rounds
Coaxial machine gun M240 – 7.62mm w/ 5, 950 rounds
The M60 Series Patton main battle tank is now primarily found in US Reserve and National Guard units, but served as the primary US main battle tank for two decades. Developed from the M48 Patton series, the M60 was fitted with a 105mm main gun and manned by a four man crew. Criticized for its high profile
Erected 2002 by the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council.
Location. 41° 26.58′ N, 73° 42.5′ W. Marker is in Carmel, New York, in Putnam County. Marker can be reached from Gipsy Trail Road (New York State Route 41) one mile north of Carmel-Kent Cliffs Road (New York State Route 47), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel NY 10512, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cobra AH-1G/S/F Helicopter (a few steps from this marker); Putnam County Veterans Monument (a few steps Putnam County's First Park (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of All Native American Veterans (approx. ¼ mile away); Philips Smith Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carver Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Baptist (approx. 1.8 miles away); Elisha Cole (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carmel.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 914 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.