M60A3 Tank

M60A3 Tank (HMDGC)

Location: Boalsburg, PA 16827 Centre County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 46.897', W 77° 47.726'

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No tank performed longer than the M60 series. First introduced in 1961, the M60 series, with its advanced weapon control and mighty engine, served under the administrations of nine U.S. Presidents. The brawny tank's thick armor eventually shielded the soldiers of 22 different countries. The last of these 60-ton giants was phased out of National Guard and Reserve service in 1997.

The A3's improvements over earlier M60 models included a ballistic computer for fire control, and a laser range finder. A thermal gun sleeve kept heated guns from sagging. A much admired advanced thermal sight system provided night vision.

About the M60A3 Tank
First accepted: 1978
Manufacturer: Chrysler Corporation
Total built: 5,400
Crew: 4 men (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Driver)
Armament: M68 105mm gun, M240 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, M85 12.7mm cupola-mounted machine gun
Armor: 10" thick at front of turret, hull up to 5-1/2" thick
Engine: Continental AVDS-1790-2C; 12 cylinder, turbocharged diesel
Horsepower: 750 @ 2,400 rpm
Maximum road speed: 30 mph
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 9:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 264111 N 4518275
Decimal Degrees40.78161667, -77.79543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.897', W 77° 47.726'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 53.82" N, 77° 47' 43.56" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 117 Lee Ave, Boalsburg PA 16827, US
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