M60 AMBT

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M60 AMBT
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.7/9.7/10.0BR
4 peopleCrew
152 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
108 / 70 / 25Hull
230 / 49 / 57Turret
Mobility
54.5 tWeight
2290 hp1200 hpEngine power
42 hp/t22 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
65 km/h forward
16 km/h back
58 km/h forward
15 km/h back
Speed
Armament
120 mm M256 cannonMain weapon
40 roundsAmmunition
10 roundsFirst-order
6.7 / 8.7 sReload
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
25 mm LW25 cannonMachinegun
300 roundsAmmunition
0.2 / 0.3 sReload
300 roundsBelt capacity
251 shots/minFire rate
-5° / 28°Vertical guidance
12.7 mm M85 machine gunMachinegun
900 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
626 shots/minFire rate
-4° / 60°Vertical guidance
-95° / 160°Horizontal guidance
5950 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
941 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png3090 / 4597/4280 / 6368/3970 / 5907Repair
290000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1020000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2100 Ge icon.pngAces
232 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
130 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the gift American medium tank M60 AMBT. For other versions, see M60 (Family).

Description

GarageImage M60 AMBT.jpg


The M60 AMBT is a gift rank VII American medium tank with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB) and 9.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Starfighters" as a reward for World War Mode Season 3: Road to the West.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour Type

  • Cast Homogeneous Armour - The main armour of the turret and hull.
  • Rolled Homogeneous Armour - Engine deck and engine compartment rear, additional armour panels (upper and lower glacis).
  • Structural Steel - Slat armour, fenders, storage boxes.
  • Gun Steel - All gun barrels.
  • Composite Screens - Side skirts.
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 108 mm (65°) Upper Glacis
137 mm (52°) Lower Glacis
117 mm (55°) Lower Glacis (Bottom)
114 mm Turret Ring Guard
36 - 70 mm Sides
50.8 mm Turret Ring Guard
25 mm Engine Compartment Rear
40 mm Rear
28 mm Lower Rear
50.8 mm Turret Ring Guard
36 mm Driver's Compartment
20 mm Engine Deck
Turret 230.9 mm Front Sides
76.2 mm Below and Above Mantlet
127 mm Gun Mantlet (Inner)
50.8 mm Gun Mantlet (Outer)
53.8 - 230.9 mm Right Side
49.8 - 215.9 mm Left Side
57 mm Turret Bustle Rear
25.4 mm Lower Rear and Bustle Underside
48 mm Front
25.4 mm Rear
Cupola 35 mm (Various Angles) Front
35 mm (Various Angles) Mantlet
26 mm 26 mm 30 mm
Additional
Armour
6.35 mm Turret Front (Around Mantlet)
25 mm Upper and Lower Glacis
65 mm Composite Screens Side skirts
10 mm Slat Armour Turret Sides
6.35 mm Front and Rear Track Guards
10 mm Slat Armour Turret Rear 25.4 mm Autocannon Platform

Notes:

  • The additional armour does not cover the entire face of the surface it is located on
  • All Suspension Parts - 20 mm
  • Tracks - 30 mm
  • Turret Ring - 50.4 mm
  • Fenders - 4 mm
  • Storage boxes (4 mm) are mounted on top of the fenders

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 65 16 54.5 1,860 2290 34.13 42.02
Realistic 58 15 1,061 1200 19.47 22.02

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: M256 (120 mm)

The M256 is the same cannon that is used on the M1A1 and M1A2 Abrams. The main item that differentiates this cannon from the M1A2's is the round. The M60 AMBT has the "KE-W" APFSDS round which has very high penetration for its BR. The round can be reliably shot centre mass and penetrate most opponents it faces, excluding the top BR tanks in a full uptier. 583 mm at 0° point-blank is an extremely potent round for most engagement ranges you will experience. The AMBT Also has access to the M830 HEAT-FS round which can be useful for killing lightly armoured vehicles and destroying some map obstacles such as buildings or trees. The M60 AMBT also has decent gun handling up its sleeve, it is not the fastest at the BR but it can definitely compete. The vehicle shares the same reload as similar 120 mm and 105 mm cannons: 8.7s reload stock, 7.7s reload maxed crew, 6.7s reload with an aced crew.

120 mm M256 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 40 -10°/+20° ±180° Two-plane 38.1 52.7 64.0 70.8 75.3 8.7 7.7 7.1 6.7
Realistic 23.8 28.0 34.0 37.6 40.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M830 HEATFS 480 480 480 480 480 480
KE-W APFSDS 583 579 569 556 542 528
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
M830 HEATFS 1,140 13.10 N/A 0.1 2,360 65° 72° 77°
KE-W APFSDS 1,585 4.00 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the M60 AMBT
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
40 26 (+14) 11 (+29) (+39) No

Notes:

  • Rack 3 is the first order ammo rack. It totals 10 shells and gets filled first when loading up the tank.
  • This rack is also emptied early: the rack depletion order at full capacity is: 3 - 1 - 2.
  • If you pack 26 (+14) shells, the rack depletion order will be 3 - 2.

Additional armament

Main article: LW25 (25 mm)
25 mm LW25 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 300 (300) 201 -5°/+28° ±180° N/A 29.0 40.0 48.0 53.0 56.0 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.30
Realistic 18.0 21.0 26.0 28.0 30.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M792 HEI-T 3 3 3 3 3 3
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
M792 HEI-T 900 0.50 N/A 0.1 54.4 79° 80° 81°

Machine guns

12.7 mm M85
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 900 (200) 626 -4°/+60° -95°/+160°
7.62 mm M240
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 5,950 (200) 750 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

The M60 AMBT, excels as a tank which is able to defend cap zones and destroy foes at far ranges. However, it lack's protection which other MBT's have. The main weakness of the M60 AMBT is, the armour and pure size of it. All enemy tanks which it engages within combat, are able to penetrate it with ease.

The cannon is the same cannon which you find in the M1A2, It offers great penetration, able to penetrate the toughest of foes. It's armour is that of a M60's It also shares the same platform as the M60's. It's a tall, high profile tank, which can be seen with ease. However, an advantage of this is it's able to see over objects which most MBT's cant see over, due to their sleek low profile designs.

The M60 AMBT offers thermal sights, which allow it to spot the heat source of the enemy tanks, additionally it has a 25 mm LW25 grenade launcher which can cause major damage to critical parts of the enemy. Using it's 25 mm HE grenades to knock out the enemy tank cannons and de track them preventing them from escaping to safety. To get the best out of this tank, at long range, use the 120 mm cannon to snipe them to do this setup an ambush, watching their cap zones, engage thermal sights and await for the them to come. At close and medium ranges use the map and sneak up on the enemy foes, using the thermal sights to gain your advantage.

Handling air threats

To defeat these threats, scan the skies with the thermal sight and you will see the heat source of them. If they are approaching you or have fired a missile - pop smoke and withdraw, await for your SPAA to shoot them down, make sure to tag them on the map! If the helicopter is close, shoot it with your main 120 mm cannon a single hit will see the tail drop of it. Now if the helicopter is right on top of you or within in machine gun range, use the 25 mm grenade launcher which will be able to bring it down with a few well placed busts. Aim, for the flight deck and engine compartment.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism KE-W Smoke grenade
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support Laser rangefinder NVD

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has the second highest penetrating APFSDS round in the game (after the Swedish/Italian 625 mm round), allowing effective engagement of any target from the front.
  • Has much higher mobility than the other M60 series tanks, making it much more pleasant to play.
  • Has a 25 mm autocannon on the turret roof, allowing easier engagement of low-flying helicopters.
  • Is protected on the sides by composite screens and slat armour which can protect against HEAT projectiles and low-penetration autocannons, though it should not be relied upon.
  • No ammunition is located in the turret bustle, which means shots to the turret will almost never kill it in one shot.
  • Has good gunner and commander Thermal optics (800x600)


Cons:

  • Has a stock HEATFS round with the APFSDS round as a Tier III modification; HEATFS can be useful but is generally less effective and versatile than APFSDS.
  • Lacks useful armour such as composite or spaced armour: just about any shell that hits it is going to penetrate except for low-penetration autocannons from the front.
  • Has a very large and weak mantlet which is able to be penetrated by high-penetration autocannons, such as those on the CV90 series; the turret ring is a target for even weak autocannons.
  • Despite the much more powerful engine when compared to earlier M60s, the AMBT still does not have the mobility of the other MBTs at its BR.
  • The commander's cupola is very large and the 25 mm gun is mounted high above the turret, and they will often give away your position, especially when trying to go hull down or when cresting a hill or ridge.
  • Relatively tall silhouette, enemies have no problem identifying and spotting you.

History

In 2011, the Turkish company StandartBio proposed a large-scale modernization program for outdated M60 tanks. The program was called the Affordable Main Battle Tank (AMBT) and was aimed to increase combat effectiveness of M60 tanks to a level roughly equivalent to modern main battle tanks. The main changes of this modernization were a new 1200 hp diesel engine, a modern fire control system with a ballistic computer and independent stabilization of the aiming line through a digital gunner's sight, as well as a new smooth-bore M256 120-mm gun. The tank's protection also increased slightly by installing solid hull side screens and tower slat screens. In addition, the tank received an electric turret drive, new surveillance optics, and a 25-mm automatic cannon in the commander's turret. The AMBT modernization program was designed entirely for foreign operators of the M60 from several countries in Africa and Southeast Asia.

- From Devblog

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See also

Vehicles equipped with the same chassis
Vehicles equipped with the same gun

External links


USA medium tanks
Early projects  M2
M3  M3 Lee · Grant I
M4  M4 · Calliope · M4A1 · M4A1 (76) W · M4A2 · M4A2 (76) W · M4A3 (76) W · M4A3 (105) · M4A5
M26  T20 · T25 · M26 · M26 T99 · M26E1
Post-war  M46 · M46 "Tiger" · M47 · M48A1 · T54E1 · T95E1
MBT  M60 · M60A1 (AOS) · M60A1 RISE (P) · M60A2 · M60A3 TTS · MBT-70 · XM-803
  XM-1 (Chrysler) · XM-1 (GM) · M1 Abrams · IPM1 · M1A1 Abrams · M1A2 Abrams
Israeli  Magach 3 · Merkava Mk.1 · Merkava Mk.2B · Merkava Mk.3D
Turkey  M60 AMBT