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Steve Wilcox08 Jan 2019 9:59 a.m. PST


Saw it on Reddit:

Onomarchos08 Jan 2019 12:43 p.m. PST

Great pic

StoneMtnMinis08 Jan 2019 2:31 p.m. PST

Ah yes, the wonder of its' day. And remeber, Push to Turn!

skippy000108 Jan 2019 3:22 p.m. PST

Nice! I need a picture of all the doodads in the M60A2 'Starship' that didn't ever/never worked.

In my SPACE 1959 campaign(1946-1973 timeline), everything that didn't work in that era, does.

Legion 408 Jan 2019 3:36 p.m. PST

High Tech back then !!!!

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Jan 2019 7:44 p.m. PST

High Tech and almost Tanker proof

Legion 409 Jan 2019 7:50 a.m. PST

Almost !!!

ScoutJock09 Jan 2019 12:41 p.m. PST

I like how it has an adjustment for altitude that goes from – 2000m to 30,000m. Flying tanks indeed.

Griefbringer10 Jan 2019 2:55 a.m. PST

I like how it has an adjustment for altitude that goes from 2000m to 30,000m. Flying tanks indeed.

Actually, it just seems to range from -200 to 3 000 m. Apparently not intended for fighting at the Himalayas.

That said, it is a bit odd that the distances are given in m, while the crosswinds are in MPH. Then again, how the tankers were supposed to obtain the crosswind information – unless there was a small weather station hidden somewhere on the top of the turret.

Royal Air Force10 Jan 2019 5:29 a.m. PST

The M60A3 had a wind sensor mast on the top of the turret.

Legion 410 Jan 2019 7:34 a.m. PST

A number of nations still use the M60. Save for the "Starship" A2, AFAIK, which was quite a cluster Bleeped text based on the tales I heard from the "old timers" … old fart

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