M60 Patton Tank - Fort Stewart - Hinesville, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 31° 51.710 W 081° 36.696
17R E 442144 N 3525284
Quick Description: The M60 "Patton" tank was named for General George S. Patton. This vehicle is located at the Fort Stewart Museum at Fort Stewart near Hinesville, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/27/2008 7:50:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM3F7H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 17

Long Description:

The museum is located on an active military installation. In order to visit the Museum, all adults need a government issued picture ID card to gain access to the Fort. If you drive onto the post, you also need current registration and proof of insurance.

From Wikipedia:
"The M60 Patton was the fourth and last of the Patton series medium tanks of the U.S Army. The M60 served as the primary main battle tank of the Cold War, with models in service beginning in 1960 up through the 1990s. The newer model M60 was the U.S. Army's basic main battle tank stationed in Europe (Germany) and South Korea during the Cold War, while the older M48 Patton tanks were being deployed in Southeast Asia (Vietnam) from 1965 through 1975, by both the USMC and US Army. It was widely used by U.S. Cold War allies, especially other NATO countries. The tank belongs to the Patton family of tanks, named after General George S. Patton, commander of the U.S. Third Army during World War II and one of the earliest American advocates for the use of tanks in battle. It was a further development of the M48 Patton tank.

The M60 tank was designed to replace the previous M48 Pattons. Largely resembling the M48, the M60 Patton has a redesigned hull with straight front slope (versus the M48's rounded front slope), three support rollers per side (instead of five) and with aluminum road wheels (versus the M48's steel road wheels). It is armed with 105 mm main gun (while earlier Patton series tanks carried 90 mm guns). The gun has a bore evacuator located near the center of the barrel and lacks a muzzle brake. The initial variant of M60 had essentially the same turret as M48; subsequent variants received a new "needlenose" turret.

Location restrictions:
The museum is located on an active military installation. In order to visit the Museum, all adults need a government issued picture ID card to gain access to the Fort. If you drive onto the post, you also need current registration and proof of insurance.


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