M60A1 (AOS)

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105 mm Gun Tank M60A1 (AOS)
General characteristics
4 peopleCrew
47.6 tWeight
5 forward
2 back
Gear box
105 mm M68 cannonWeapon 1
63 roundsAmmunition
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
12.7 mm M85 machine gunWeapon 2
900 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
-9° / 60°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm M73 machine gunWeapon 3
5 950 roundsAmmunition
250 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
380 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
990 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 300 / 4 362/5 710 / 7 548/3 740 / 4 944Repair
280 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
990 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 000 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the American medium tank M60A1 (AOS). For other uses, see M60 (Disambiguation).


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The 105 mm Gun Tank M60A1 (AOS) is a Rank VI American medium tank with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.61 "Road to Glory".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Main armament

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Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the M60A1 (AOS).
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63 50 (+13) 48 (+15) 27 (+36) 13 (+50) (+62) no

Turret empty: 27 (+36)

Additional armament

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Machine guns

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Usage in the battles

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Pros and cons


  • Powerful gun.
    • Very accurate gun at long ranges when upgraded.
    • Good stock shell (APDS).
    • HEAT-FS and HESH shells available.
  • Decent turning capability.
  • Very good stock turret transverse speed.
  • Great off road speed (but not as great compared to Leopards and T-10Ms).
  • Sloped armour can be quite bouncy at range.
  • Once fully upgraded it offers very sharp handling and maneuverabilty.
  • Excellent acceleration when fully upgraded.
  • Gun comes with AOS (Add-On-Stabilizer).


  • Very high profile, made worse by cupola.
    • Commander cupola armour is very large and very thin, can be penetrated easily by APCBC and HEAT rounds.
    • Enemy shells can bounce off the turret roof (due to the angle) and could enter the cupola.
    • Commander's .50cal HMG is slower in maneuverability and not as effective compared to earlier vehicles due to the cupola.
    • .50 cal coverage is limited due to commander's cupola.
  • Sides are only 41 mm thick, they can be penetrated easily.
  • Turret ring can be penetrated by enemy rounds.
  • Front is vulnerable to HEAT and the more powerful APHE (T-10M, Maus) at close range.
  • No shells with HE core.


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Skins and camouflages for the M60A1 from live.warthunder.com.

Read also


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