What was the MBT in Vietnam?
The M48 Patton is an American first generation main battle tank (MBT) introduced in February 1952, being designated as the 90mm Gun Tank: M48….
|Mass||M48 49.6 short tons (44.3 long tons; 45.0 t)|
|Length||9.3 m (30 ft 6 in)|
What size gun was on the Patton tank?
|Height||10.07′ (3.1 m)|
|Crew||4 (commander, gunner, loader, driver)|
|Armor||120 mm (4.89″)|
|Primary armament||90 mm gun T54; M48A3 90mm gun M41; M48A5 and later variants: 105 mm M68 gun|
Was the M48 a good tank?
Most of these tanks were rebuilt M48a3s and they proved to be durable and effective and very resistant to RPG, recoilless rifle and bazooka fire. The M48 was a good, if not a great tank, and it served the US and it’s allies well for many years.
Is the M60 tank still in service?
The United States retired the M60 from front-line combat after Operation Desert Storm, with the last tanks being retired from National Guard service in 1997.
Is the M60 machine gun still in service?
Starting with Ranger battalions, the U.S. Army began adopting and modifying M240 variants to replace their remaining M60s in the early 1990s. The M60, though largely phased out, continued to be used in the 21st century by U.S. Navy SEALs.
When was the M48 retired?
The M67, a flame thrower-equipped M48 variant, proved to be a potent tool of jungle warfare. Between all of its variants, as many as 12,000 M48’s were produced. The M48 was gradually replaced from the 1960s onwards by its even more capable successor, the M60; the last M48 models were retired in the late 1980s.
Did the M60 have a stabilizer?
The add-on-stabilization system provides stabilization control for both gun elevation and turret traverse.