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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Share your thoughts with other customers. The hull machine gunner position was removed, reducing the crew to four.

Read more Read less. The M60 hull had a straight slope and beak compared to the earlier M48’s rounded one. Retrieved 13 February Retrieved 13 February Due to the rapidly developing advancements in anti-armor capabilities and solid state electronics of the s, along with the general dissatisfaction of the M60A2, an upgrade of the M60A1 was needed.

Developed to replace the M47 Patton and M4 Sherman, the M48 Patton main battle tank boasted a variety of technical improvements and was relied upon heavily throughout the Vietnam War, with over individual tanks deployed alongside U.

Mr Hunnicutt made very good book. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In addition to the conversion of M48A3 tanks, an additional conversion process for bringing M48A1 tanks to M48A5 standard was also developed.

The M48 Patton was in U. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. The upgrade is intended to offer nations already operating the M60 an upgrade to their vehicles to offer capabilities more in line with third-generation main battle tanks.


Illustrated by Richard Chasemore 1st ed. Main battle tank [1]. As of there have been no sales of this M60 upgrade. Most of these are highly upgraded and modified, notable examples are the MagachSabra and Phoenix variants. Hunnicutt once again explains the various models leading up to the M series with brilliant photographs, some never-before published.

As a result, a faster method was improvised, the “Thunder Run”in which one M48 lined up on each side of the road, with one track on the dirt shoulder and the other track on the asphalt, and then with all guns firing, [30] they raced to a designated position miles away.

The Marines won the battle, destroying some Iraqi tanks with only one M60A1 lost to anti-tank mines.

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Except for a small number in service for training, most M60s were placed in reserve, some 1, were transferred to NATO allies from to under the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europesome hunnicuyt sold, mainly to middle eastern countries. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain. The Missile Control System was also very fragile owing to its dependence on vacuum patyon which often broke when firing the gun.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Analysing their overall performance in their wars with India, the Pakistani military held that the Patton was held in reasonably-high esteem by both sides and that combat-tactics were to blame for their utter defeat and the following debacle at Asal Uttar. Archived from the original on 18 October Mobility is improved via either a full refurbishment of the existing power packs or an upgrade.

By January Army officials were considering whether the lighter T42 medium tank was better suited to the doctrine preferred by the Ordnance Department that called for lighter, more agile tanks. Reinaldo Luis Pztton added it Aug 13, Only 1 left in stock – order soon. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Wayne marked it as to-read Mar 29, M60s have been used in close air support trials with the F in the s.


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See all 18 reviews. Some M60s are to be placed as artificial reefs off New Jersey and the Gulf coasts of Florida and Alabama accessible to scuba divers.

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During this slow process, convoys would build up into a dangerously-inviting target for the enemy, especially their guerillas and partisans. Low to High Price: The M60A2 proved a disappointment, though technical advancements would pave the way for future tanks; the MBTwhich relied on much of this technology as it was used in the M60A2, never advanced beyond prototype stage.

This flaw was often catastrophic as it set off the projectile in the barrel as it was fired. Spanning the history of America’s most widely used main battle tank, Hunnicutt’s Patton is an absolute must-have for anyone interested in the history of the American military.

Upper Glacis [8] M It received the unofficial nickname “Starship” due to its ” Space Age ” technology. Write a customer review. Only 4 left in stock more on the way.

Sagger wire guided anti-tank missile. This was targeted to Oman’s and Bahrain’s desire to upgrade or replace its current inventory of M60s. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Production of the M60 began in May M48s were also used with mixed results during the Six-Day War of The tank was christened after the late General George S. Wikimedia Commons has media related to M60 tanks.