What happened to the M60 stocks that the USA had? How come Slavs still have their old tanks?

What happened to the M60 stocks that the USA had? How come Slavs still have their old tanks?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We gave them away to Israel, Turkey, and others.
    Turkey's M60T is a cool upgrade, but I think the armor is still lacking compared to modern MBTs.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We've covered this. Russians were never rich enough to make enough new tanks to replace all the old ones, and as such they alwasy had older models lying around in great quantities. USA is rich enough they can just phase out all the M60's with Abrams.

      Yes the M60T is cool and I hope that they give some to Ukraine.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why do you want to see a tank you like blown up?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Target training, scrapped, foreign sales, etc.

    I know there's still a not insignificant number in mothballs out in the desert. I'm sure if someone wanted to they could go look use google earth and look around Sierra Army Depot and make a general count

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, there aren't any sitting out west anymore. IIRC the last m60 was taken out of storage in 2009 or so

      https://i.imgur.com/d50iA7F.jpeg

      What happened to the M60 stocks that the USA had? How come Slavs still have their old tanks?

      Because why hold on to obsolete models when we have thousands of its replacement sitting in storage? That'd be like keeping all the surplus P80s just in case we run out of F16s. Russia kept a lot of their obsolete junk for a few reasons but mostly to bolster their numbers on paper to look more threatening and to have a shit load of last line desperate tanks to use like how they dusted off Berdans

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        do bridge layers count?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There are some sitting in USA woodlands open air storages... but in rather poor condition, most likely not worth the effort to restore them

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A lot of them got used as artificial reefs which I think is a great idea. The M60s really aren't needed because the huge number of abrams tanks just sitting there. They can spool up some production and upgrade them to whatever standard is needed. There's not much need for them to keep around some ancient rust buckets, even if they are pretty cool rust buckets

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Coffin on tracks.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love norktard, I HATE m60 anon.
    >Verification not required.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How come Slavs still have their old tanks?
    They couldn’t build anything better in quantity.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How come Slavs still have their old tanks?
    apart of Russia?
    there were no stocks of tanks older than t72 /t64
    (with exception of few Slovenian m55s)
    as for older tanks there are some leo1 tanks stored but those need lengthy modernization before they can be used again

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    reefs

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A significant amount were intentionally sunk to serve as artificial reefs to help marine ecosystems grow better

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes I remember them taking static displays and some of the other older ones for this back in the mid-90's. The CEV that was in front of my motor pool at Ft Carson was sunk lol.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only thing marine ecosystems need to grow are crayon MREs, Rip-Its and a SNCO shouting abuse at them.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because m60s were worse than their soviet contemporaries. by a lot!
    slavs still have their old tanks because they live in fear of being invaded by hitler again or something like that.
    we had money to replace all garbage pattons with the greatest tank in the world and we did it. pretty simple

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Clinton threw them into the ocean and a lot got sold abroad
      Also, the US has deep reserves of M1s, which are all M1A1s or M1A2s. Not much of a point in keeping M60s

      >because m60s were worse than their soviet contemporaries. by a lot!
      The M60 was on paper an equal match to the T-62, which was the tank directly contemporary to it, and was in practice was superior in a number of ways.
      The AOS, RISE, and TTS upgrades also made them not completely helpless against T-72s, even if still disadvantaged.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >and was in practice was superior in a number of ways.
        no, in practice it was outclassed in every war it fought. the only good performance came in the gulf war even in the hands of the israelis it was mediocre. it was so shit it caused the oil crisis. the m60 is literally a scourge upon our nation.
        >The AOS, RISE, and TTS upgrades also made them not completely helpless against T-72s, even if still disadvantaged.
        at night, maybe.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >it was so shit it caused the oil crisis
          QRD?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Nickel_Grass
            the tank is CURSED. god punished us with the oil crisis and then jimmy carter because we made it

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >On 8 October, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir authorized the assembly of thirteen 20-kiloton nuclear warheads on Jericho missiles and F-4 Phantom II, which were prepared for action against Syrian and Egyptian targets
              Do you remember back when feminism meant something and was based?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I love the old M60 but it was lacking in protection and survivability. However it def outclassed soviet tanks in optics, systems and crew comfort. Too bad the M60 never got the composite armor upgrade that was developed.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You make this thread a lot man, and I don’t really understand your endgame.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How come Slavs still have their old tanks?
    Poverty

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