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M60A2 Starship
M60A2 Starship
Tier / Class:
United States
Sophie Wölfli
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
400 mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
112 / 74 / 41
Turret F/S/R:
292 / 121 / 64
Max Speed:
49.68 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
7.99 s
Hull Traverse:
25.10 deg/s
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
Turret Traverse Speed:
38.00 deg/s

The M60A2 Starship is a tier 5 Main Battle Tank originating from the United States. It is sold by Sophie Wölfli and can be unlocked from the M60A1 as a side branch of the main American MBT tree.


  • Heavy armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage

Player Recommendations[]

With a powerful 152mm cannon unmatched in raw power among the T5 MBTs, the Starship fulfills the role of high powered attacker and capable defender. However, with the high damage comes a very long reload. Therefore, it is best for the M60A2 to travel with friendly tanks, as its high reload leaves it exposed if no allies are covering.

Pros and Cons[]


  • Extremely powerful cannon
  • Excellent penetration at tier 5
  • Fast turret traverse


  • Long reload time
  • Unreliable armor
  • No AP shells, making shots more susceptible to HEAT countermeasures
  • Sluggish top speed and acceleration
  • Large target

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Since the M60A2 is all about firepower, research should focus on upgrading the already impressive gun. The Improved Rangefinder will increase gun accuracy, and the MGM-51A "Shillelagh" ATGM is a strong alternative to the standard HEAT ammunition.

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


M60A2 Starship 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 292/121/64 Steel None
An attempt at innovation in low silhouettes to reduce the number of shell hits, various complications and issues with the 'Starship' caused it to be a battlefield failure. However, the M60A2 is equipped with the standard armored hull of the series, and its nominal armor thickness is greater than the following M60A3.


152mm M162 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
152mm M409A1 HEAT HEAT Stock 720 0m 400mm 0.21° 680 m/s 13.52s
152mm M657 HE HE 9,050 608 3.00m 51mm 0.20° 675 m/s 13.52s

Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
MGM-51A "Shillelagh" ATGM HEAT 9,250 760 430mm 150m/s 13.52s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 4.47rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No

7.62mm Secondary Weapon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 0m 18mm 855m/s 0.15° 5.00s 800 {{{reloadm}}}s 400.00rd/min


Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Continental AVDS 1790-2A Diesel Engine Stock Stock 49.68 km/h {{{reverse}}} 7.99s {{{0-max}}} 25.10 deg/s {{{firechance}}}


M60A2 Starship Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
M90 Smoke Grenades 2,875 65,570 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.

Improved Rangefinder 4,615 105,185 Improves overall accuracy by 10%.


Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Air Induction Precleaner v2 33,790 750,000 Improves hull traverse speed.


  • M60A2 Starship Independence

M60A2 Starship Independence


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.

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Vehicles in Focus: M60A2