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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TNGO, Jul 4, 2005.

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  1. TNGO

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    ...ever armed with a 120mm gun, or were they only equipped with the 105?
     
  2. Rebar

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    They were 90mm. The M1 tank was originally 105mm, until they were upgraded to M1A1 with the 120mm.
     
  3. Sistema1927

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    The M60 carried a 105mm gun.

    "BMP, 800 yards, HEAT"; "Up"; "On the way!"
     
  4. Preacherman

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    Rebar, the M47/M48's had 90mm. guns as built, although later versions were upgraded to 105mm. The M60 had a 105mm. gun from the start. See here for more information on the latter.
     
  5. TNGO

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    Not to hijack my own thread, but on a related note, has anyone seen these die-cast tanks?

    They're pretty neat; I've just begun to collect them.
     
  6. Gunsnrovers

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    The Israeli's took the M60 to the next level with their Magach series and the Sabra.

    The Sabra sports a redesigned turret and 120mm main gun. At one point, I believe this was looked at by Turkey, but I don't know if the deal ever went through.
     
  7. mnrivrat

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    TNGO , The diecast tanks you refer too are available on ebay on a regular basis.
     
  8. blacksuit

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    Gunner sabot tank, Identified, Up, fire, on the away...Boom

    target cease fire, driver back down
     
  9. mondocomputerman

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    Just saw a M60

    Just saw a M60 in Mobile Alabama on Thursday. Here is the specs that I took a picture of.
     

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  10. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep. Fun fact: if you go to the Patton Museum at Ft. Knox, the M1 Abrams they have on display out front is an example of the early model, and still includes the 105 mm gun.
     
  11. 4v50 Gary

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    I don't think we ever upgraded our own M60s to have the 120mm gun. We switched over to the M1 Abrams for that cannon.

    BTW, you gotta love some of these small towns. They're National Guard outfit is a tank unit and they have a few tanks parked outside their armory. Too bad they don't hold open house and let the kiddies play on them. I'd go right now. :p

    Hey MondoComputerman - Is that the bow of the Battleship Alabama in the background?
     
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    Remember: If you hear "oh, ????!" after "on the way!", you're probably not going to be promoted anytime soon...
     
  13. det.pat

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    if you want to play on an m60 tank all you have to do is go to the saltsburg pa american legion post, they have one in the pkg lot.
    pat
     
  14. Azrael256

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    That it 'tis. It's a really neat museum. Aside from the 31 flavors of awesome that come from a battleship, they also have a P-51D, an F-105, and the coolest of the cool, an A-12.
     
  15. Commissar Gribb

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    what kind of tank is ideal in a SHTF scenario? What ammo is most available in surplus? Gas mileage? reliablility?
     
  16. KriegHund

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    Rofl ^^^^^

    Amazing how we leaped form the m-60 to the abrams :eek:
     
  17. Silent-Snail

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    We have one of those sitting outside the Sheriff(SP?) Station. We also have a Sabre Jet and a 3" naval gun from the Spanish American War.
     
  18. Khaotic

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    what kind of tank is ideal in a SHTF scenario? What ammo is most available in surplus? Gas mileage? reliablility?

    Bwahahahahaha

    T-72 running on biodiesel ?
    You'd never get good reliability out of anything with treads, armor needs a LOT of support in the field as a general rule, and is mostly used for...
    (wait for it)
    Shooting the hell out of the other guys armor units.

    Now if you really, realllllly wanted some SHTF "armor" get something with an air-cooled diesel (run on biodiesel), solid tires, and enough armor to stand off small arms.
    Something like, sayyy... this.
    http://www.wwiivehicles.com/germany/armored_cars/sdKfz234.html

    Ask a silly question... :rolleyes:

    -K
     
  19. GEM

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    If the gummint came to take your guns in a M-60, would you rather have a 1911 or a Glock?

    The M-60 had that British 105mm which is now all over the world. I think the Chinese got it from the Israelis who got in from us who got in from the Brits.

    I just finished a book about the Yom Kippur war - very interesting. It was really touch and go for the Israelis as they overestimated the utility of tanks vs. Egyptian infantry loaded with AT weapons.
     
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    Not really. The M60 was effectively a stop gap tank, using updated fire controls and armament but still based on a design that had its origins in the heavy tank of WWII, beginning with the M26 Pershing. The Abrams was the next step, but was long overdue.
     
  22. mondocomputerman

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    Yeah, that's the Alabama. Been there before, this trip I didn't have time to go on it. Figured I'd take a few pictures though. Here are the pics of the pershing tank they have. Looks a lot better than the sherman.
     

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    IIRC, the M68 105mm Rifled Gun (US version of the UK L7) was a quick replacement for the 152mm Shelagh gun/missile combination (used on the M60A2, I think) - that gun proved to be more trouble than it was worth, and despite that was still used on the Sheridan.
     
  24. Justin

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    For the survivalist on a budget, this is just the thing:

    Behold! The Badonkadonk
     
  25. benEzra

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    Oh, no. I can see it now.

    "What is the best load for hunting APC's?"

    "My third cousin's uncle's brother in Iraq said M1A2's jam if you don't clean them every 2 hours, but he saw a T-90 that was buried in quicksand for five years, and it started right up"

    "The 120mm is a poodle shooter, get a 125mm"

    "125mm is inaccurate eastern-bloc crap, get a 120mm"

    "Is Rheinmetall POS?"

    "HELP--120mm double-feeding, suggestions?"

    "Which MBT best for defense against zombie armored cav?"

    :neener:
     
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