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The M60A3 Patton is a Tier 5 progression Main Battle Tank under Sophie Wölfli's dealership.

History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1971-1979
Service: 1979-2005 (USA, ongoing elsewhere)
Vehicles Built: 5400
Operators: USA, Israel, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey and several others

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 M60A3 was the last major production variant of the M60 series and also a virtue of necessity of sorts since the U.S. Army was unable to develop and adopt a replacement for the Patton series since the 1960s. The M60A1 therefore kept being upgraded, including a new stabilizer (M60A1 (AOS), 1971), improved, more reliable and less maintenance-heavy diesel engine (M60A1 RISE, 1975) and the integration of a new Fire Control System with a laser rangefinder and several smaller upgrades. With these upgrades, the M60A1 model was redesignated to M60A3 and was produced between 1979 and 1987 with 5400 vehicles built (1700 from scratch, the rest converted from older M60 models).

The M60A3 MBT did well in Iraq and M60A1 and M60A3 105mm APFSDS rounds managed to knock out a large number of enemy tanks, including some T-72s. It was an M60A3 that first entered Kuwait City, not an Abrams. Desert Storm, however, was the swan song of the Pattons. The end of the Cold War meant that a large fleet of tanks ready to defeat the Soviets in Europe was no longer needed. Many were sold or even given away to other countries and what was left was replaced by the Abrams. The M60A3 was also widely exported, especially after 1991, with thousands still being in use by various nations.

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 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 350 510[note 1] mm 1501 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 M735A1 APFSDS APFSDS Experience.png 11,665 420 560[note 2] mm 1501 m/s 5.80 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.09 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
3 105mm M393A1 HEP HEP Experience.png 9,050 370 380 mm 760 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
4 105mm M456A1 HEAT HEAT Experience.png 9,250 540 670 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 %
5 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[]

M60A3 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 835 mm (vs AP)
1285 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.
M60A3 Armor with ERA
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Experience.png 7,720 Credits .png 131,140 455 mm (vs AP)
605 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 835 mm (vs AP)
1550 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 M735A1 APDS
105mm M393A1 HEP
105mm M456A1 HEAT
7.62mm AP

Engine[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Continental AVDS-1790-2C 750 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 50 km/h 19 km/h 6.89 s (0 to 32 km/h)
18.85 s (0 to Max Speed)
26.58° 10 %
Continental AVDS-1790-5A 908 hp Diesel Engine Experience.png 1,610 Credits .png 27,320 54 km/h 20 km/h 5.66 s (0 to 32 km/h)
18.25 s (0 to Max Speed)
26.58° 10 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Smokegrenades.png
M82 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Recharge time: 35s
Duration: 10s
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M90 Smoke Grenades
Experience.png 3,860 Credits .png 65,570 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
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Improved Coincidence Rangefinder
Experience.png 6,195 Credits .png 105,185 Accuracy is improved by 10%
Autoloader.png
Improved Loading Mechanism
Experience.png 18,300 Credits .png 310,785 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Gunstabilizer.png
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): 88.8%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 74.4%

Footnotes[]

  1. 510 mm at 150m;
    383 mm at 500m
  2. 560 mm at 150m;
    420 mm at 500m
  3. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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