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  1st Issue: USMC M60 A1 'Patton' Medium Tank with Reactive Armor - 4th Marine Division, Kuwait, 1991 (1:32 Scale)
USMC M60 A1 Patton Medium Tank with Reactive Armor - 4th Marine Division, Kuwait, 1991

Unimax Forces of Valor USMC M60 A1 'Patton' Medium Tank with Reactive Armor - 4th Marine Division, Kuwait, 1991




 
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Forces of Valor 80009 USMC M60 A1 'Patton' Medium Tank with Reactive Armor - 4th Marine Division, Kuwait, 1991 (1:32 Scale) "We're going to cut off their head, then we're going to kill 'em."
- General Norman Schwarzkopf discussing plans for Operation: Desert Storm, January 1991

Development of the American M60 series of tanks began in 1956 following a decision to create an improved version of the M48 'Patton' tank. Built by General Dynamics, the M60 entered service in 1960, but was quickly superceded by the A1 to A3 versions. Over 15,000 vehicles have been produced, many of which are still serving in the armies of 22 countries. The M60 has been continuously advanced and upgraded with advanced weapon control, ammunition, applique armour, and increasingly powerful engines. The M60 series main battle tanks of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the US were deployed in Operation: Desert Storm in 1991 during the Gulf Crisis.

The M60 A1 with a new turret, thicker armor, and a new ammunition stowage system, was manufactured from 1962 to 1980. The M60 A2, fitted with a new turret mounting a 152mm gun and missile launcher, was halted in the mid-70's and development and production effort was instead diverted to the highly successful M60 A3, which incorporated improvements to the gun fire control system. The M60 A3 entered service with the US Army in 1978 and is still being used by several National Guards units. Although General Dynamics' Land Systems Division has ceased production of the tank, it continues to provide fleet management support to the US Army Tank Automotive Command and to user countries world-wide.

This particular 1:32 scale USMC M60 A1 main battle tank is studded with detachable reactive armor cells and painted in a fabulous desert sand camouflage pattern. Also features opening hatches, an elevating gun, rotatable turret, and travel lock for the gun barrel located on the aft deck. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 11.5 inches
Width: 4.34 inches
Height: 4.5 inches

Release Date: June 2003

Historical Account: "In Country" - Between November 1990 and January 1991, 4th Tank Battalion was mobilized in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Elements of the battalion were "in country" and combat ready within 32 days of activation. During the Gulf War mobilization, the 4th Tank Battalion, a United States Marine Corps Reserve unit in the 4th Marine Division, successfully transitioned from the M-60 to the M1-A1 Main Battle Tank in just 45 days. The battalion trained, shot and qualified, then deployed to the Gulf where it fought alongside its active Marine Corps counterparts. Indeed, one of its companies knocked out 35 of 36 Iraqi tanks in less than five minutes.

Features
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction
  • Rotating turret and elevating gun
  • Comes with figures
  • Comes with additional accessories

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
My son is ecstactic about the Patton April 7, 2011
Reviewer: Brad Neis from Rogersville, MO United States  
My son had bought one of these on E bay and when it arrived it had been knocked loose in the box and was broken in several places. He was, to say the least, very sad and he told me these were very hard to find . We went online to The Motor Pool and he found one exactly as the one which was broken. He and I were so relieved.This experience taught us to check here before we go anywhere else. Thanks so much.

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