This M60A3 Main Battle Tank (MBT) is a fully tracked, armored, combat vehicle operated by a crew of four consisting of a driver, gunner, loader, and a tank commander. The vehicle is powered by a 750 horsepower V-12 air cooled compression ignition diesel engine. It has a 105mm main gun system and carries 63 rounds for the main gun on board. The vehicle is further equipped with a deep water fording kit.
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 a 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 Systems
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.
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