M60A3

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M60A3
M60A3
Details
Tier / Class:
5 MBT
Nation:
United States
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Reputation:
64,800
Cost:
1,920,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
420 (440)
DPM:
2,568 (2,904)
Penetration:
350 (400) mm
Hit Points:
2,700
Hull F/S/R:
146 / 96 / 53
Turret F/S/R:
254 / 140 / 57
Max Speed:
50.00 (54.00) km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
8.89 (7.69) s
Hull Traverse:
23.00 (24.60) deg/s
Camouflage:
10%
Vision:
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.13°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0/1.5°
Turret Traverse Speed:
25.00 deg/s

The M60A3 is a tier 5 Main Battle Tank originating from the United States, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the M60A1, and leads to the M1 Abrams.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • HESH: can even penetrate armor with large hit angles

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

With a well-designed turret and ample gun depression, the M60A3 serves as a viable ridge poker and hull down defender that can also brawl in a pinch. While its hull armor is mediocre at best and its mobility is lacking, it compensates for this with a relatively high rate of fire and good gun handling, along with ERA protection.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent gun depression
  • Well sloped and armored turret
  • ERA protection against HEAT

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Poor hull armor
  • Poor mobility

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

The first major upgrade that should be applied to the M60A3 is the RISE ERA package, which massively increases protection against HEAT ammunition, increasing survivability.  Another early upgrade should be the improved engine, to improve otherwise sluggish mobility. Upgrades to firepower should be considered next, to help remove enemies from the battlefield even faster.

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]

M60A3 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 146/96/53 Steel 254/140/57 Steel 0/0/0 None 25.00deg/s
Modernization of the M60 resulted in thicker overall cast steel armor, especially on the upper glacis, improving its resistance to many of the kinetic penetrators of next generation tanks. Add-on ERA panels compensate for HEAT vulnerability.


RISE Armor Package with ERA
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
7,720 131,140 146/96/53 Steel 254/140/57 Steel 15/15/0 Medium ERA 20.00deg/s
Utilizing an older variation of explosive reactive armor, this upgrade covers the M60A3 extensively along the glacis and the majority of the turret, offering marginal protection from kinetic rounds and a few hundred millimeters of diffusion from HEAT detonation.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

105mm M68 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
105mm M735 APFSDS AP Stock 1 420 0m 370mm 1,501m/s 0.13° 2.30s 10.00s
105mm M456E1 HEAT HEAT 9,250 1 462 0m 450mm 1,173m/s 0.15° 2.30s 10.00s
105mm M393A1 HEP HE 9,050 1 462 0m 250mm 760m/s 0.16° 2.30s 10.00s
105mm M735A1 APFSDS AP 11,665 1 440 0m 400mm 1,501m/s 0.13° 2.30s 10.00s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
Continental AVDS-1790-2C 750hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 50.00km/h 8.89s 23.00deg/s


Continental AVDS-1790-5A 908hp Diesel Engine 1,610 27,320 54.00km/h 7.69s 24.60deg/s



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

M60A3 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
M90 Smoke Launchers 3,860 65,570 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.


Improved Rangefinder 6,195 105,185 Improves overall accuracy by 10%.


Improved Ready Racks 18,300 310,785 Increases reload speed by 10%.


History[edit | edit source]

This American designed main battle tank was created as part of a series of modernizations for the M60 Patton. Production commenced in 1978, and the M60A3 offered sizeable gains to offensive capabilities with the addition of improved targeting and thermal sights to aid combat in low visibility conditions. With an extensive service record, the vehicle has primarily seen combat in Western Asia. Even though the United States retired the M60A3 in 2005, it is still in use today with many operators.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • M60A3 ICE
The M60A3 ICE, a Premium variant that was purchasable during December 2015

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Vehicles in Focus: M60A3