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M60-2000
M60-2000
Details
Tier / Class:
7 MBT
Nation:
United States
Dealer:
Special
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
570
Max Penetration:
715 mm
DPM:
4,000
Penetration:
715 mm
Hit Points:
3,000
Hull F/S/R:
146 / 96 / 53
Turret F/S/R:
570 / 460 / 40
Max Speed:
71.6 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.03 s
Hull Traverse:
35,65 deg/s
Camouflage:
0.17
Vision:
400.00 m
Accuracy (Decay):
2.0°
Accuracy (Spread):
0.11°
Max Turret Rotation:
360
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / 0.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
37 deg/s

The M60-2000 is a tier 7 Main Battle Tank originating from the United States. It is a Premium Vehicle sold as part of one of the new Collector's Editions. This is a special event premium vehicle that can only be purchased during special sales events.

As of early 2018, the Neon variant of the M60-2000 was introduced to the game and is currently available for gold or currency in the web shop.

Player Recommendations[]

This vehicle is best played as a hull down support vehicle taking cover behind a rock, wreck, hill, or other position where only its well armored turret is exposed to incoming fire. Failing that, it can be a second line MBT capitalizing on firepower and agility, the latter to avoid incoming fire with the help of smoke grenades. The hull is weak and vulnerable, and any hits are best taken on the turret.

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • Premium vehicle, so additional credit and reputation generation.
  • Tier 8 armor on the turret, along with great gun depression
  • Has better AP ammo than an upgraded M1A2, giving it outstanding firepower at tier 7
  • Agile and nimble for an MBT
  • Compared to the Sabra Mk. 2, it has better camo, higher DPM, better traverse speeds, and a higher top speed.

Cons[]

  • Weak hull armor for its tier. Even lower tiered vehicles might frontally penetrate it.
  • In comparison, the Sabra Mk. 2 has better penetration, accuracy, acceleration, view range, and has ERA.
  • Only available in the Collector's Edition bundles

Suggested Research Order[]

Premium vehicles come fully upgraded.

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Premium vehicles come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Pioneer Toolkit
  • Improved Filter Systems
  • Augmented Optics

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Phillip Holzklau
  • Driver: Off-road Driving, Spin to Win
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist

Armor[]

M60-2000 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 146/96/53 Steel 570/460/40 Chobham composite (Late) - .00/.00/.00
Utilizing the M1A1 turret along with an M60A3 hull, the M60-2000 is a more economical choice in mobility, while still retaining a technologically modern and well-armored turret.


Firepower[]

120mm M256 L/44 Gun
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
120mm KE-W A3 APFSDS AP Stock 570 m 715mm 1670m/s 0.11° 8.5s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 7.06rd/min
120mm M830 HEAT SC Stock 520 m 600mm 1,140m/s 0.11° 8.5s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 7.06rd/min


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
AVDS-1790-9AR Diesel Engine 1200HP Stock Stock 71.6km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.03s {{{0-max}}} {{{htrav}}} {{{firechance}}}



History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank (Prototype)
Developed: 1995-2001
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 1
Operators: N/A

One of the most common Main Battle Tanks of the late 1980s and early 1990s in countries not affiliated with the Soviet Union or – later on – Russia was the M60 series. This American workhorse was the mainstay of the U.S. armored forces for several decades, surviving the ill-fated MBT-70 program before finally being replaced by the Abrams series. Many tanks of this type were sold around the world, but in the 1980s, the design started to struggle to keep up with the best Russian vehicles available.

That's when a number of modernization programs appeared. The M60-2000 was a General Dynamics program to improve the aging M60 Patton series by mating the M60 hull with an M1A1 Abrams turret (armed with an M256 120mm gun) to produce an affordable upgrade option for current Patton users. The development started in the 1990s and eventually led to the 120S Main Battle Tank. Turkey and Egypt were interested in upgrading their M60 stock, but they eventually opted for different upgrades.

The biggest competitor to the 120S was Israel with its Sabra program by IMI (originally based on Israel’s own Magach 7), which was eventually declared the winner thanks to an extensive economic offset program that Israel offered. The 120S was marketed for several years afterwards but no potential buyers were interested and given the lack of any information and the disappearance of the 120S from General Dynamics offers, the project was likely cancelled around 2010.

Variants[]

  • M60-2000 Neon

    The M60-2000 Neon, a special variant that was on sale for Christmas 2017.

See also[]

External links[]

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