Patton Hunnicutt is a graduate of Furman University, earning his Bachelors Degree in Music Education. While at Furman, Mr. Hunnicutt studied Bass. Documents Similar To [Armor] – Hunnicutt – Patton – History of the US Main Battle Tank. Armor at War – Concord # – The M4 Sherman, The European. The M60 Patton is a second generation main battle tank (MBT) introduced in December R. P. Hunnicutt, Patton: A History of American Medium Tank, Presidio Publishing; ^ Sabot Publications, M60A2 Main Battle Tank in Detail, Volume.

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There are unconfirmed reports of deliveries of Israeli M48A5s during the 80’s.

M48 Patton

Survivability was enhanced with a layer of Chobham spaced applique armor built around the M60A1 turret, that noticeably changed its appearance. The gasoline engine versions gave the tank a shorter operating range and were more prone to catching fire when hit. A new ampere oil cooled alternator, a solid state regulator and new wiring harness with more accessible disconnect were also incorporated into its electrical system.

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The turret used on the M60 was clam shaped and bore a strong resemblance to the M48 Patton. Retrieved 18 September This ambitious entry in R. The early designs, up to the M48A2C, were powered by a gasoline cylinder engine and a 1-cylinder auxiliary generator called the “Little Joe”. It was planned that using the MBTs would allow the EOD crews to remove unexploded ordnance from tarmac runway and taxiway surfaces with increased safety.


The US Army and Air Force continue to use M60s on a limited basis as targets for the testing of radar and weapons systems. Late production versions replaced the bore evacuator with the Closed Bore Scavenger System CBSSa compressed air system that pushed the fumes and gasses out of the muzzle when the breech was opened.

These included replacing the M1 cupola with a low-profile “Urdan” type cupola that mounted an M60D machine gun for use by the tank commander. Cold War Combatants — Tank, Combat, Full Tracked: A Story of Modern War”, Signet, The uncomfortable wire mesh seats were replaced by padded seats.

M60 Patton

Late in the M60’s US military service, several prototype upgrades were evaluated. Composite armor made with fused silica glass was intended on the turret and the hull.

The M60A1E4 variant explored the use of various remote controlled weapons, including a 20mm gun as secondary armament. A total of 7, M60A1s all variants were built.

Army National Guard units, and many M48s remain in service in other countries. Of these tanks, hjnnicutt first 45 manufactured were made without the cupola itself, also due to production problems.

First developed in the period between WWII and the Korean War, various iterations of the Patton armored military vehicle have served as a crucial component of American military operations in all manner of engagements.

M48 Patton – Wikipedia

The prototype was disassembled and the hull and turret returned to the US Army. Production of the M60 began in May In addition to the conversion of M48A3 tanks, an additional conversion process for huhnicutt M48A1 tanks to M48A5 standard was also hunicutt. There were two versions of hulls used for the M60 series. IED jamming systems and a laser warning receiver systems developed by Leonardo are optionally offered.


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Michael Fuller marked it as to-read Jul 22, David marked it as to-read Mar 08, Defense Technical Information Center. In work began on the M60A3 variant which featured a number of technological enhancements and increasing the turret armor.

The M60A1 hull has basically the same visual characteristics, the noticeable difference was the addition of a shock absorber on the second roadwheel pair and was also accompanied by a slight relocation of the first return roller. Some of the modifications included removal of the Patto cupola, different models of machine guns, electronics, fire control systems or radios, external armor plates, smoke launchers and power packs.

Although developed from the M48 Pattonthe M60 series was never officially classified as a Patton tank, but as a “product-improved descendant” of the Patton series. As of there have been no sales of this M60 upgrade. Showing of 18 reviews. It was also the last to feature an escape hatch under hunnjcutt hull.

Andrew marked it as to-read Jun 15, The author refused to allow latton rate printing, so these books have become real expensive. Work continued until Decemberat which time M48A5’s had been converted. Many other countries, however, continued to use these M48 models.