M60A3 Tank Facts

M60A3 Tank Facts

 

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Purpose: The M60A3 Tank is designed to function as one of the main assault vehicles of an Armored/Mechanized Infantry Division. The main armament is capable of defeating enemy Armored vehicles and is suitable as an assault weapon in offensive operations. The vehicle can be employed at night and under conditions of limited visibility.

General Information Vehicle Data
Nomenclature Tank, Combat, Full Tracked: 105MM Gun, w/tank thermal sight Type Classification & Date Std A 1978
Model Number M60A3 TTS Life expectancy CY2000
NSN 2350-01-061-2306 Payload 64,000 ib.
LIN T13169 Air Transportability CSA
SSN G8291200K00
TM 9-2350-253-Series
Characteristics Equipment Options
Engine Continental AVDS-1790-2C Armament 105 mm Gun, 7.62 mm MG, Cal .50 MG, Cal .45 SubMG
Type Diesel air cooled V12 Ammunition 105 mm, 63 rds; 7.62 mm, 6,000 rds; Cal .50, 900 rds; Cal .45 360 rds
Horsepower 750 bhp@ 2,400 rpm Communications Radio sets, Intercom sets
Transmission Allison CD-850-6A Sighting & Fire Control Periscopes w/gun mounts, Telescopes w/mounts, night vision viewer, primary direct, second direct, and indirect Fire Control, Ballistic computer and drive
Type Cross drive Single stage
Ranges Fwd 2 Rev 1
Electrical System 24 volt
Brakes hydraulic
Performance Data Shipping Data
Fording depth 48in 96in with kit Weight 105,000 lb. unloaded
Max Grade Ability 60% Weight 113,600 lb. combat loaded
Max Vertical Obstacle 36in Cube 3,831 cu. Ft.
Max Width of Ditch 102in Ground Clearance 18in
Allowable Speed 30 mph
Cruising range 280 miles
Ground Pressure 12.1 psi
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