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The M60A1 Patton is a Tier 4 progression Main Battle Tank under Sophie Wölfli's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1960-1961
Service: 1961-2005 (2014 in Israel)
Vehicles Built: cca 11000
Operators: USA, Israel, Italy, Egypt, Greece, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey, Yemen

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 interim tank was developed as an upgrade to the M48 series with the goals of improving its firepower and operational range. The project was relatively successful and the combination of a new 105mm gun and a diesel engine proved to be a formidable one, but there was still a lot of space for improvement, especially in the turret department. The attempts to mate a modified M60 hull with an improved narrow T95E7 turret (that came from the T95 program, much like the 105mm gun) took place from March 1960 with the first three prototypes ready in 1961. On October 22 1961, the tank was officially accepted in service under the designation of 105mm Gun Tank M60A1. It would take a full year (till October 1962), however, before the production switched to this upgraded variant. The production would run until 1980.

In this configuration, the M60A1 stayed (with improvements, counting the M60A3 amongst them) in the American service for four decades, an exceptional machine for what was supposed to be a temporary solution in the first place. The failure of the T95 program and the MBT-70, as well as the lengthy Abrams development, pushed the retirement of the M60 series further and further with the final replacement of the M60A3 with the Abrams in the last active units only happening in 2005. A large number of M60 tanks are, however, still held in reserve.

In American service, the M60A1 participated most notably in Operation Desert Storm – the M60A1 model was still operated by the U.S. Marine Corps at that time, apparently due to the fact that USMC decided to wait for an upgraded version of the Abrams before replacing the obsolete Pattons with it, instead of choosing one of the older Abrams models just to replace it a few years later. The M60A1 was also widely exported to NATO countries and American allies. Possibly the biggest M60 series operator was Israel with 150 M60A1s purchased in 1971, two years prior to the Yom Kippur War, during which many of them were destroyed, especially on the western front with Egypt, where Egyptian Malyutka teams, along with dug-in BMP-1s, devastated the Israeli armored assaults with precise fire. For such a small country, these losses were difficult to replace.

Between 1980 and 1985, Israel purchased more M60-series tanks (but that was the advanced M60A3 model already). The M60s (under the Magach designation) were upgraded further and were only retired in 2014.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • HESH Rounds: This vehicle can fire special Squash Head rounds. These are extremely effective against angled armor that is typical for Soviet tanks.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 105mm M735 APDS APDS Stock 350 510[note 1] mm 1426 m/s 5.80 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.09 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 105mm M393A1 HEP HEP Experience 4,775 310 380 mm 778 m/s 5.80 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.11 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 15 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 15 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 35 %
  • Spall Threshold: 137 mm
3 105mm M456E1 HEAT HEAT Experience 6,935 450 610 mm 1173 m/s 5.80 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
4 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 2] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

M60A1 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 425 mm (vs AP)
560 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 885 mm (vs AP)
1480 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This tank features basic sheet armor without any advanced components, making it vulnerable to HEAT shells and ATGMs.
M60A1 Armor with ERA
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Experience 4,630 Credits 57,285 425 mm (vs AP)
560 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 885 mm (vs AP)
1480 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps Blazer ERA (Gen 1) 0% (vs AP)
50% (vs HEAT)
First generation ERA kit offers average protection against standard HEAT rounds or warheads, and no protection against kinetic rounds.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 105mm M68 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 1.50 s 5.80 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -10.0° / 20.0°
Ammo:
105mm M735 APDS
105mm M393A1 HEP
105mm M456E1 HEAT
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Continental AVDS-1790-2A 750 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 50 km/h 19 km/h 6.26 s (0 to 32 km/h)
17.15 s (0 to Max Speed)
30.91° 10 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Smokegrenades
M82 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Recharge time: 35s
Duration: 10s
Smokegrenades
M90 Smoke Grenades
Experience 2,315 Credits 28,645 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
Firecontrol
Improved Fire Control System
Experience 3,860 Credits 47,740 Aiming time reduced by 20%
Autoloader
Improved Loading Mechanism
Experience 9,090 Credits 112,485 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Gunstabilizer
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Gunnersight
Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Gunstabilizer
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.8%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 74.4%
Treads02
RISE T142 Tracks
Experience 795 Credits 9,845 Mobility (Light Terrain): 89.6%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 75.4%

Other unlocks[ | ]

Name Cost Description Notes
Battleharden
Battle Hardened
Golds 500 The Battle-Hardened status allows you to earn more Experience and Credits
and also grants preferential matchmaking to the vehicle.
Currencyrep
1,400 Reputation
Experience 4,050 Provides an injection of 1,400 Reputation.
Currencyrep
1,400 Reputation
Experience 4,050 Provides an injection of 1,400 Reputation.
Currencyrep
1,400 Reputation
Experience 4,050 Provides an injection of 1,400 Reputation.


Footnotes[]

  1. 510 mm at 150m;
    383 mm at 500m
  2. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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