M60A3 Main Battle Tank

M60A3 Main Battle Tank (HM1IUJ)

Location: Edgefield, SC 29824 Edgefield County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 47.166', W 81° 55.208'

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The M60A3 was designed in 1956 and entered service in 1960. The M60 is a big, tall tank with a rounded turret and heavy armor for its time. The A1 and A2 versions both fought in Vietnam. The A3 version has improved night sights, laser rather than stereoscopic rangefinder, a ballistic computer, full stabilization, reactive armor boxes plating the turret front and side, and defensive smoke systems.

Weight: 52 Tons Crew: 4 Engine: 750 HP Diesel
Max Road Speed: 48 kph Main Gun: 105MM
Ammunition: 63 Rounds Production ended in 1987.

This tank was acquired by the town of Edgefield through the help of Headquarters, 122D Engineer Battalion (Combat) and the South Carolina Army National Guard.
5 March 1996
Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Town of Edgefield
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Date Added Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 414813 N 3738819
Decimal Degrees33.78610000, -81.92013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 47.166', W 81° 55.208'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 47' 9.96" N, 81° 55' 12.48" W
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Area Code(s)803
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-67 Gary St, Edgefield SC 29824, US
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