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
2 290 hp1 200 hpEngine power
42 hp/t22 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
64 km/h forward
15 km/h back
57 km/h forward
14 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
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
626 shots/minFire rate
-4° / 60°Vertical guidance
-95° / 160°Horizontal guidance
5 950 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
750 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png6 170 / 9 180/5 530 / 8 228/6 340 / 9 433Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
232 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png130 % 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 Composition

  • 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 - Sidescreens.
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 Hull Sides

30 mm Slat Armour Turret Sides

6.35 mm Front and Rear Track Guards

30 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

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Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 64 15 54.5 1,860 2,290 34.13 42.02
Realistic 57 14 1,061 1,200 19.47 22.02

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: M256 (120 mm)

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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)

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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 __.__ __.__ 56.0 0.5 _.__ _.__ 0.4
Realistic 18.0 21.0 __.__ __.__ 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

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

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

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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.







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.


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.

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

Media

Skins
Images
Videos
The Shooting Range #206 - Metal Beasts section at 00:28 discusses the M60 AMBT.
Hard Hitting WWM Reward: M60 AMBT - Napalmratte

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
Turkey  M60 AMBT