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Lexington in Dawson County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

M60A1 Main Battle Tank

Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles

 
 
M60A1 Main Battle Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 25, 2006
1. M60A1 Main Battle Tank Marker
Inscription. This tank weighs 53 tons with crew and equipment. The armament is one 105 mm main gun, a 7.62, co-axial machine gun and a .50 caliber m85 machine gun on the commanders cupola. The hull and turret are homogeneous steel castings.

The tank is equipped with a mounted bulldozer M9 used to clear mines and other combat related earth moving. The main gun is in the rear “stowed” position.

Supported by a torsion bar suspension, the tank is powered by a 12 cylinder, air-cooled, Diesel engine, built by Continental, generating 750 hp at 2,400 rpm. Recommended speed is 30 mph with an average fuel consumption of 1.3 gallons per mile.
 
Erected by Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles.
 
Location. 40° 44.545′ N, 99° 44.25′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Nebraska, in Dawson County. Marker is on Heartland Road. Touch for map. The museum is off I-80, exit 237. Marker is at or near this postal address: 606 Heartland Road, Lexington NE 68850, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle (within shouting distance of this marker); Plum Creek Railroad Attack (approx. 5 miles

M60A1 Main Battle Tank image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 25, 2006
2. M60A1 Main Battle Tank
away); Plum Creek Massacre Site (approx. 8.4 miles away); Central Platte Valley (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
Categories. War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm
 
M-28 Weasel located in the museum building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 25, 2006
3. M-28 Weasel located in the museum building
The first reported "combat use" of the M-28 was at the invasion of Kiska Island off the Alaskan coast on August 18, 1942. The invasion force of 34,000 troops was unaware that the Japanese had evacuated the island 2 weeks prior.
Other military vehicles at the museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 25, 2006
4. Other military vehicles at the museum
Sign on the Museum building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 25, 2006
5. Sign on the Museum building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 22, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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