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The M60A2 Starship is a Tier 5 progression Main Battle Tank under Sophie Wölfli's dealership.

History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1958-1966
Service: 1972-1981
Vehicles Built: 540
Operators: USA

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.

Developed as a potential replacement for the M60A1 Patton, this Main Battle Tank comes with the M162 152mm gun-launcher, intended to replace the original 105mm gun for a number of reasons (it was lighter, smaller, could fire larger HEAT warheads, could launch the Shillelagh guided missiles and could use the combustible casing technology). This weapon was installed in a new, narrow turret. Due to the amount of switches and dials present, the inside of the turret was compared to that of the U.S.S. Enterprise from the popular Star Trek series, earning it the unofficial nickname "Starship".

The vehicle was not very successful and suffered from a number of issues such as its limited night-fighting capability and problems with its electronics. Only 540 tanks (U.S. Army sources claim 526) were built between 1973 and 1975. From 1975 onwards, the M60A2 was deployed in Europe for several years, but what really doomed it was the development of anti-HEAT measures such as ERA, spaced armor kits and, of course, composite armor. Faced with these developments, the U.S. Army saw no choice but to return to kinetic penetrators and the M60A2 was retired in 1981, only a decade after its introduction.

Vehicle Traits[]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Heavy Weapon: This vehicle carries one of the largest weapons around with significantly increased damage per shot.

Ammunition[]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 152mm M409A1 HEAT HEAT Stock 940 675 mm 880 m/s 17.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.16 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
2 152mm M657 HE HE Experience.png 9,050 1230[note 1] 55 mm 775 m/s 17.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.18 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Splash Radius: 1.50 m
  • Splash Penetration: 140 mm
3 MGM-51A "Shillelagh" ATGM ATGM Experience.png 9,250 820[note 2] 750 mm 200 m/s 17.00 s
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  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
  • Flight Agility: 25.00 deg/s
  • Self-Guided: No
4 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 3] 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[]

M60A2 Starship Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 455 mm (vs AP)
605 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 925 mm (vs AP)
1465 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.

Weapon[]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 152mm M162 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 2.72 s 17.00 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -10.0° / 20.0°
Ammo:
152mm M409A1 HEAT
152mm M657 HE
MGM-51A "Shillelagh" ATGM
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 6.36 s (0 to 32 km/h)
17.02 s (0 to Max Speed)
26.84° 10 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
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M82 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Recharge time: 35s
Duration: 10s
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M90 Smoke Grenades
Experience.png 2,875 Credits .png 65,570 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
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Improved Coincidence Rangefinder
Experience.png 4,615 Credits .png 105,185 Accuracy is improved by 10%
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Improved Loading Mechanism
Experience.png 13,760 Credits .png 310,785 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
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Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Gunstabilizer.png
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
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Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 89.4%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 75.2%

Footnotes[]

  1. 345 for Partial Penetration;
    87 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  2. 164 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  3. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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