Specifications for the
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: General Dynamics Land Systems, MI, USA
Initial Year of Service: 1960
Production Total: 15,000
Focus Model: M60A3 (Patton)
Overall Length: 30.94 ft (9.43 m)
Width: 11.91 ft (3.63 m)
Height: 10.73 ft (3.27 m)
Weight: 53.7 US Short Tons (48,684 kg; 107,330 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Systems AVDS-1790-2C 12-cylinder air-cooled diesel engine developing 750 horsepower at 2,400rpm.
Maximum Speed: 30 mph (48.28 km/h)
Maximum Range: 300 miles (482 km)
NBC Protection: Yes
Nightvision: Yes - Passive
1 x 105mm M68 main gun
1 x 12.7mm M85 anti-aircraft heavy machine gun
1 x 7.62mm M73 coaxial machine gun
2 x 6 smoke grenade dischargers (M60A3)
63 x 105mm projectiles
900 x 12.7mm ammunition
5,950 x 7.62mm ammunition
12 x Smoke Grenades
M68 - Initial Designation
XM60 - Developmental Designation
M60 - Base Production Model with revised designation; Noticeable searchlight over main gun; M48-style turret and hull.
M60 AVLB - Bridgelayer
M60 AVLM - "Armored Vehicle Launched Mine-Clearing Line Charge"; based on AVLB bridgelayer for mine clearing work.
M60 "Panther" - Remote-controlled mine-clearing vehicle.
M9 - Dedicated bulldozer variant based on M60 hull.
M60A1 - Introduced new turret design; improved suspension and armor protection.
M60A1 AOS - "Add-On Stabilization"
M60A1 RISE - "Reliability Improvements for Selected Equipment".
M60A1 RISE Passive - Same as M60A1 RISE though with redesigned searchlight and passive night vision facilities; Exlosive Reactive Armor (ERA) compatible.
M60A1 AVLB - Bridgelayer based on the M60A1 production model.
M60A1E1 - Developmental Variant; 152mm main gun trial.
M60A1E2 - Developmental Variant; redesigned turret; leading up to M60A2 production mark.
M60A1E3 - Developmental Variant; M60A1E2 trial model with 105mm main gun.
M60A1E4 - Developmental Variant; turret fitting remote-controlled weapon station.
M60A2 - Lower-profile turret with new commander's cupola and fitting 152mm Shillelagh missile-compatible main gun.
M60A3 - Final production model for US military service; becoming standardized model for M60A1 and M60A2 production units; stabilized main gun; thermal sleeve introduced along barrel; ballistics computer; air filtration system; improved searchlight; improved engine; improved laser range-finder; external smoke grenade dischargers.
M60A3 TTS - "Tank Thermal Sight"; fitting AN/VSG-2 thermal sight.
M60 "Super" / M60AX - Sans optical rangefinder; improved armor protection.
M60-2000 - Proposed M60/M1 Abrams combination vehicle.
M60 120 - Upgraded export vehicle utilizing M1A1 Abrams turret with M60 chassis.
M728 CEV - Combat Engineering Vehicle (M60 chassis).
M728A1 CEV - Upgraded Combat Engineering Vehicle based on M60A1 chassis and hull.
"Magach" - Israeli-produced variant with more powerful engine, a passive armor package and Matador computerized fire control system; available in "Magach-6" and "Magach-7" configurations.
M60T / "Sabra" - IMI-offered upgrade; electrically-stabilized 120mm main gun; improved armor protection; improved fire control system.
E-60 - Export M60 Production Model
E-60A - Export M60A1 Production Model
E-60A "Dozer" - Export M9 bulldozer model
E-60B - Export M60A3 Production Model
M60VLPD 26 / M60VLPD 70E - Spanish Army bridgelayer; based on M60A1 production model.
M60CZ-10 / M60CZ25E "Alacran" - Spanish Army Combat Engineer Vehicle based on M60A1 production model.
M60 "Phoenix" - Jordanian Army model; increased performance and RUAG 120mm smoothbore main gun; improved armor protection.
Argentina (1); Afghanistan; Austria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bahrain; Brazil; Egypt; Ethiopia; Greece; Iran; Israel; Italy; Jordan; Lebanon; Morocco; Oman; Portugal; Saudi Arabia; Spain; Sudan; Taiwan; Thailand; Tunisia; Turkey; United States; Yemen