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Old 03-06-2015, 06:58 PM
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M60-A2 Starship WIP

The M60A2 is a variant of the M60 main battle tank and was developed as a force multiplier for units, operating the M60A1 MBTs. It's development began in the late 1960s. This vehicle entered service with the US Army in 1972. A total of 526 M60A2 main battle tanks were built. This vehicle was nicknamed Starship due to it's sophisticated technology. The tank is equipped with the M48 152-mm gun/launcher. This gun could fire both ordinary munitions and MGM-51 Shillelagh anti-tank guided missiles (same one used in the M551 Sheridan). It had a range of effective fire in 1.5 km firing ordinary munitions and up 3 km firing anti-tank guided missiles.Secondary armament consists of 7.62-mm coaxial machine gun and 12.7-mm anti-aircraft machine gun, mounted in the cupola. The operational experience of this MBT revealed that the 152-mm gun is inferior in terms of range and accuracy to 105-mm or 120-mm tank guns, firing ordinary munitions. The MGM-51 Shillelagh anti-tank missiles also could not penetrate well armored MBTs. Furthermore it was expensive and troublesome to maintain.

Entered service 1972
Crew 4 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 44 t
Length (gun forward) 7.3 m
Hull length 6.95 m
Width 3.63 m
Height 3.1 m
Armament
Main gun 152-mm
ATGW MGM-51 Shillelagh
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm, 1 x 12.7-mm
Elevation range - 10 to + 20 degrees
Traverse range 360 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun 33 rounds
ATGW 13 missiles
Machine guns 5 560 x 7.62, 1 080 x 12.7
Mobility
Engine Continental AVDS-1790-2G diesel
Engine power 750 hp
Maximum road speed 48 km/h
Range 480 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.9 m
Trench 2.6 m
Fording 1.2 m
Fording (with preparation) 4.1 m

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Old 03-07-2015, 01:56 PM
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I think that this is great. Although a failure, the tank was an attempt to incorporate technologies far in advance of the original designed M60. I think that this is one of the more visually interesting designs. I'm looking forward to following this design.

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finished up the commanders copula.

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Good to see you posting again, Trent!

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Old 03-11-2015, 09:51 AM
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Thank you Wyvern!

Added bustle rack, odds and ends details, gunners periscope, and a part to make the mantlet cover. you will be able to build without it and those who want the challenge ,the part will help with that. i will describe later when i start building.

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(still trying to learn the new rendering function with meta 4)
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Great work!
All edges and corners seems to be rounded - wouldn't it be difficult to unroll all those surfaces?
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most fold width wise so no problem. the only problem i foresee is the corners of the central turret. I see the corners as petals but ill find out when i test build.
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smoke launchers,crew air cleaner, and started on the search light.

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