M-60 Tank - Rosebud, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 23.086 W 091° 24.368
15S E 639207 N 4249709
Display and history of the tank's use in the Marine Corps
Waymark Code: WM1443Y
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 04/10/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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County of marker: Gasconade County
Location of marker: Park St. & Red Oak Ave., Rosebud
Phone: 573-764-2703

Plaque Text:


Weights: Unloaded, Curb Weight - 92,500 LBS
with combat load, 101,00 LBS

This tank started development in 1957, it has been a stout and ready performer for the 50+ years it has been in operational service. Initial production began in 1959 out of the Chrysler Delaware Defense Plant with production changing to the Chrysler Detroit Tank Plant in Michigan in 18987. Some 15,000 units were manufactured. Primary armament is the M68 105mm main gun. Power was supplied by a single Continental AVDS-1790-2 V-12 air-cooled Twin-Turbo diesel engine fo 750 horsepower. This was mated to a General Motors cross-drive single-stage transmission with two forwards speeds and one reverse speed. The M60 tank saw combat service in Israeli Yom Kipper War in 1973 and in the Persian Gulf region during the Gulf War in 1991 (Operation Desert Storm) with elements of the United States Marine Corps.

Tank Combat, Full Tracked,
105 MM Gun, M60, Ser NO. 9B3775
National Stock Number - 2350-678-6773
Maximum Speed, Forward - 30MPH
Maximum Speed, Reverse - 5MPH
Maximum Grade - 60 Percent
Maximum Range at 20MPH - 310 Miles
Fuel Tank Capacity - 375 US Gallons
Turning Radius - Pivot
Length Operational - 366.5 Inch
Length, Tube Travel POS - 325.0 Inch
Width, Operational - 143 Inch
Height, Operational - 126.3 Inch

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