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M60
M60
Details
Tier / Class:
3 MBT
Nation:
United States
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Reputation:
21,600
Cost:
120,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
420
DPM:
2,520 (2,800)
Penetration:
275 (285) mm
Hit Points:
2,600
Hull F/S/R:
112 / 74 / 41
Turret F/S/R:
186 / 74 / 41
Max Speed:
50.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
9.69 s
Hull Traverse:
22.10 (25.40) deg/s
Camouflage:
10%
Vision:
400 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.16°
Max Cannon Depression:
-9.0 / 1.5°
Turret Traverse Speed:
20.00 deg/s

The M60 is a tier 3 Main Battle Tank originating from the United States, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the M48A3, and leads to the M60A1.

Features[]

  • Heavy armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • HESH: can even penetrate armor with large hit angles

Player Recommendations[]

With a well-designed turret and ample gun depression, the M60 serves as a viable ridge poker and hull down defender that can also brawl in a pinch. While its hull armor is mediocre at best and its mobility is lacking, it compensates for this with a relatively high rate of fire and good gun handling, along with being one of the first vehicles in the game to offer ERA protection.

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • Excellent gun depression
  • Well sloped and armored turret

Cons[]

  • Poor hull armor
  • Poor mobility

Upgrade Suggestions[]

To compensate for the slow speed, upgrading to the AVDS 1790-2A Diesel Engine will provide a moderate mobility boost. Upgrades to the firepower should be considered next, as the long-range capabilities of the vehicle can be boosted by the accuracy and ammunition upgrades offered.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Augmented Optics
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Juan Carlos, to improve the aim speed and crew stats.
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation

Armor[]

M60 Patton Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 112/74/41 Steel 186/74/41 Steel None
The iconic M60 sports a fully cast steel turret and hull to eliminate weaknesses along welded seams, while rounded and well sloped angles provide decent protection against period kinetic penetrators.


Firepower[]

105mm M68 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
105mm M392A2 APFSDS AP Stock 420 0m 275mm 0.16° 1,426 m/s 10.00ss
105mm T298E1 HEAT HEAT 1,695 420 0m 300mm 0.16° 1,173 m/s 10.00s
105mm M393 HEP HE 1,395 420 0m 137mm 0.17° 732 m/s 10.00s
105mm M393A2 APDS AP 1,940 420 0m 285mm 0.16° 1,426 m/s 10.00s


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Continental AVDS-1790-2 750hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 50.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 9.69s {{{0-max}}} 22.10deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Continental AVDS-1790-2A 750hp Diesel Engine 270 5,870 50.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 96.9s {{{0-max}}} 25.40deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[]

M60 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
M90 Smoke Grenades 645 14,090 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.


Improved Rangefinder 835 18,345 Improves Overall Accuracy by 7%.


Improved Gunner Sight 1,045 22,930 Improves Overall Accuracy by 7%.


Improved Ready Racks 3,045 66,765 Increases reload speed by 10%.


History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1958-1959
Service: 1959-1960s (2014 in Israel)
Vehicles Built: 2205
Operators: USA, Israel

The Patton series of universal tanks is as important to the United States military as the T-54/55 series was to the Soviets and formed the backbone of the American armored forces from the late 1940s practically until the 1990s. Having evolved from the M26 Pershing Medium Tank, the Patton family was named after George S. Patton, one of the most famous U.S. generals to have ever lived. Right until their final versions, the Patton series tanks were protected only by their steel armor and used 90mm and 105mm rifled guns.

The M60 series development began with the need to upgrade the M48 tank series in two areas, increasing the firepower and the operational range of the vehicle. One idea to do the latter was to replace the older, fuel-thirsty AV-1790 series gasoline engine with a diesel. The first supercharged AVDS-1790 diesel prototype was tested successfully in 1957 with fuel economy improving by a whopping 60 percent. On the firepower side, it was decided to go with the T254E2 105mm rifled gun (hat came from the earlier the T95 program, giving it the official M68 designation (contrary to popular belief, the M68 is not a version of the Royal Ordnance L7 gun). In March 1959, the vehicle received its standard military designation: 105mm Gun Full Tracked Combat Tank M60.

Four prototypes were built between July and October 1959 and submitted to series of tests, which were passed successfully. After that, it was considered fit for troop use, although the first 15 tanks (as well as the prototypes) did not have sufficient ballistic protection and were set aside for training only. The first 360 M60 tanks were built in the Chrysler plant in Delaware. After that, production was moved to Detroit Tank Arsenal, where it continued until October 1962. The total number of the initial M60 model produced was 2205 vehicles. After October 1962, production was switched to a more advanced model - the M60A1. The early M60s were only used by the U.S. Army. They were deployed in Europe from December 1960.

Between 1971 and 1973, Israel obtained a number of M60 and M60A1 Main Battle Tanks from the USA and used them under the name of Magach. The M60 MBT was designated Magach 6 was and was later upgraded to Magach 7, which would serve until 2014. By that time, however, few original components remained of the venerable M60.

See also[]

External links[]

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