- Diecast metal and plastic parts
- Highly detailed
- Mid production example
- Includes display case and displayable interior.
- Measures 6.7” L x 2.0” W x 3.5” H
- Box dimensions: 7.5” L x 4.0” W x 3.4” H
- Recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors. Not a toy.
The M60 is an American second generation main battle tank (MBT). It was officially standardized as the Tank, Combat, Full Tracked: 105-mm Gun, M60 in March 1959. Although developed from the M48 Patton, the M60 tank series was never officially christened a "Patton" tank. It has been sometimes informally grouped as a member of the Patton tank family. The design similarities are evident comparing the original version of the M60 and the M48A2. The US Army considered it a "product-improved descendant" of the Patton tank's design. The United States fully committed to the MBT doctrine in 1963 when the Marine Corps retired the last (M103) heavy tank battalion. The M60 tank series became America's primary main battle tank during the Cold War. Over 15,000 M60s were built by Chrysler. Hull production ended in 1983, but 5,400 older models were converted to the M60A3 variant ending in 1990.
Introduced in 1975, the Reliability Improved Selected Equipment (RISE) was a comprehensive upgrade of the M60A1 hull as well as integrating the previous TLAC and AOS upgrades.
The M60A1(RISE) Passive featured the implementation of all previous updates plus Kevlar spall liners for the turret, AN/VVS-2 passive night vision block for the driver, a deep water fording kit, the capability to mount Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA) and the AVDS-1790-2D RISE engine with CD-850-6A transmission and a Vehicle Engine Exhaust Smoke System (VEESS) that visually obscured the area around the vehicle.. They were denoted as M60A1(RISE) Passive. US Marines outfitted with explosive reactive armor (ERA) in the late 1980s.
The M60A1 was in production from October 1962 until May 1980 and was extensively used by the US Army and Marine Corps as well as being widely exported to foreign governments. A total of 7,948 M60A1s (all variants including E60A) were built.
This PMA 1/72 scale model replica is of United States Marine Corps (USMC) M60A1 RISE Main Battle Tank with Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA) “American Express” during Operation Desert Storm 1991.