M60A2 Starship

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M60A2 Starship
M60A2 Starship
Tier / Class:
United States
Sophie Wölfli
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
400 mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
112 / 74 / 41
Turret F/S/R:
292 / 121 / 64
Max Speed:
49.68 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
7.99 s
Hull Traverse:
25.10 deg/s
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
Turret Traverse Speed:
38.00 deg/s

The M60A2 Starship is a tier 5 Main Battle Tank originating from the United States. It is sold by Sophie Wölfli and can be unlocked from the M60A1 as a side branch of the main American MBT tree.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

With a powerful 152mm cannon unmatched in raw power among the T5 MBTs, the Starship fulfills the role of high powered attacker and capable defender. However, with the high damage comes a very long reload. Therefore, it is best for the M60A2 to travel with friendly tanks, as its high reload leaves it exposed if no allies are covering.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Extremely powerful cannon
  • Excellent penetration at tier 5
  • Fast turret traverse

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Long reload time
  • Unreliable armor
  • No AP shells, making shots more susceptible to HEAT countermeasures
  • Sluggish top speed and acceleration
  • Large target

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Since the M60A2 is all about firepower, research should focus on upgrading the already impressive gun. The Improved Rangefinder will increase gun accuracy, and the MGM-51A "Shillelagh" ATGM is a strong alternative to the standard HEAT ammunition.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Augmented Optics
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Juan Carlos, to improve the aim speed and crew stats
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation

Armor[edit | edit source]

M60A2 Starship Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Hull Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) Turret F/S/R Turret Composition Turret Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) ERA F/S/R ERA Composition ERA Modifiers Turret Traverse
Stock Stock 112/74/41 Steel 292/121/64 Steel 0/0/0 None 38.00deg/s
An attempt at innovation in low silhouettes to reduce the number of shell hits, various complications and issues with the 'Starship' caused it to be a battlefield failure. However, the M60A2 is equipped with the standard armored hull of the series, and its nominal armor thickness is greater than the following M60A3.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

152mm M162 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
152mm M409A1 HEAT HEAT Stock 1 720 0m 400mm 680m/s 0.21° 2.80s 13.52s
152mm M657 HE HE 9,050 1 608 3.00m 51mm 675m/s 0.20° 2.80s 13.52s

Missile Name Type Reputation Salvo Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Caliber Reload Self-homing
MGM-51A "Shillelagh" ATGM HEAT 9,250 1 760 0m 430mm 150m/s 4.47rd/min 152mm 13.52s No

7.62mm Secondary Weapon
Shell name Type Reputation Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
7.62mm AP AP Stock 800 8 0m 18mm 855m/s 400.00rd/min 0.15° 2.20s 5.00s

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
Continental AVDS 1790-2A Diesel Engine Stock Stock 49.68 km/h 7.99s 25.10 deg/s

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

M60A2 Starship Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
M90 Smoke Grenades 2,875 65,570 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.

Improved Rangefinder 4,615 105,185 Improves overall accuracy by 10%.

Retrofits[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Air Induction Precleaner v2 33,790 750,000 Improves hull traverse speed.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • M60A2 Starship Independence
M60A2 Starship Independence

History[edit | edit source]

Developed by the United States as a force multiplier for the M60A1, this main battle tank utilizes cannons capable of firing conventional rounds as well as antitank guided missiles. Due to its advanced technology, it was given the moniker "Starship". The M60A2 was used in active service between 1972 and 1982, with 526 units constructed. When the vehicle was retired, many were upgraded to the M60A3.

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Vehicles in Focus: M60A2