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1:35 M60A2 PATTON Main Battle Tank - Early Version - AFV CLUB

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The M60 is an American second generation main battle tank (MBT). It was officially standardized as the Tank, Combat, Full Tracked: 105-mm Gun, M60 in March 1959. Although developed from the M48 Patton, the M60 tank series was never officially christened as a Patton tank. It has been sometimes informally grouped as a member of the Patton tank family. The design similarities are evident comparing the original version of the M60 and the M48A2. The US Army considered it a "product-improved descendant" of the Patton tank's design. The United States fully committed to the MBT doctrine in 1963 when the Marine Corps retired the last (M103) heavy tank battalion. The M60 tank series became America's primary main battle tank during the Cold War. Over 15,000 M60s were built by Chrysler. Hull production ended in 1983, but 5,400 older models were converted to the M60A3 variant ending in 1990.

THE KIT:

  • Highly detailed driving compartment interior
  • Chassis and suspension system are replicated according to research of real vehicle
  • 152mm barrel with fume extractor
  • T142 tracks included.
  • Lifelike casting texture and welding lines
  • Fine hatch covers of engine compartment and commander’s cupola capable to build opened
  • AN/VSS-1 search light with fine details
  • Transparent periscope lens
  • Precise photo-etched parts
  • Closed-breech scavenging system included
  • Comes with aluminum road wheels for m60a2 early type
  • Rubber made gun mantlet canvas cover included