Friday, May 20, 2016

M-60 I.

This is coolbert:

More correctly the M-60T.and from the headline as seen at Strategy Page:

"Armor: M-60T Survives Russian ATGM"

"May 5, 2016: In April 2016 a Turkish M-60T tank was hit by a Russian made Kornet ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missiles) and was not destroyed."

THE M-60T BETTER REFERRED TO AS SABRA! American  M-60 tank in the Turkish inventory and as struck by a Russian anti-tank guided-missile [ATGM], emerging relatively unscathed!!

"The Turks described the damage to the M-60T as slight and repairable. The Turks have been using the M-60Ts for over a decade and have been quite satisfied with them. In March 2002 Turkey signed a $668 million deal to have an Israeli firm upgrade 170 American made M-60A1 tanks to the M-60T standard. This involved replacing the existing 105mm gun with a 120mm one. The fire-control system was upgraded and as was the frontal armor with the addition of both active ERA (Explosive Reactive Armor) and passive (composite) armor. Electronics in general were upgraded and engines were overhauled."

We have to make this all abundantly clear to all devoted readers of the blog that have a minimum of  a four-year baccalaureate degree or less.

A U.S. M-60 tank extensively modified and refurbished by the Israeli for the Turk and even many decades after being taken into the American inventory. Sixty as in M-60 stands for 1960!!

Furthermore the M-60 more or less an upgraded and improve version of the American M-48 "Patton" tank. Forty-eight standing for 1948!! Are we all on the same page here?

"The M60 Patton is a main battle tank (MBT)[5] introduced in December 1960 . . .  Although developed from the M48 Patton, the M60 series was never officially classified as a Patton tank, but as a 'product-improved descendant' of the Patton series."

It should be noted that the Israeli ordnance is exceptional at this sort of thing. Modifying and refurbishing an existing weapons system and in the process creating a much more formidable machine of whatever type.


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