The Tank, Combat, Full Tracked: 105-mm Gun, M60 and its variants were the main weapon system of tank forces of the US Armed Forces in the 1960s and 1970s. The M60 main battle tank (MBT) was primarily designed to fight Soviet MBTs in central Europe if the Cold War ever turned hot. The Combat Engineer Vehicle, Full Tracked M728 based on the M60 was also fielded by US Armed Forces. The M60 was the first tank designated as MBT from the start and fielded by the US Army. It also was the last of the so-called ‘Patton' tanks named after General George S. Patton, Jr. and the last vehicle of its kind fielded by the US Armed Forces featuring a cast hull and turret.
This publication describes in great detail the development history, active service and technology of the M60 family covering the MBT variants M60, M60A1, M60A1 (AOS), M60A1 (RISE), M60A1 (RISE Passive) and the CEV M728.
- Illustrated with 47 color photographs and 82 black & white photographs
- 64 Pages