Main Battle Tank
The tank’s suspension system, with six road wheels per side, is torsion bar sprung. The main armament, the 105mm gun, is mounted on a 360-degree turret. Secondary armament included a .50 caliber machine gun in the commander’s cupola. There is a coaxially mounted 7.62mm machine gun, and an M-239 smoke grenade launcher. The M-60 tank is equipped with three night vision periscopes. The basic statistics of the M-60 MBT are as follows:
*Builder: Chrysler Defense System
*Length: 27 feet
*Width 12 feet
* Height 11 feet
* Weight: 54 tons
*Cost: $872,745 in 1993
*Speed: 30 miles per hour
*Range: 240 miles
*Magazines: 63 rounds of 105mm; 6,000 rounds of 7.62mm machine gun; 940 rounds of .50 machine gun ammunition.
Erected by Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum.
Location. 40° 32.635′ N, 76°
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Conrad Richter (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tulpehocken Path (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pilger Ruh (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pilger Ruh (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fort Henry (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Tulpehocken Path (was approx. 6˝ miles away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Tulpehocken Path (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pine Grove.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.