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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1970
Total Production: ?
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: United Defense
Parent System: M60
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1961
Total Production: 15,045
Family Members: M60A1, M60A3, M88A2 HERCULES and M88A3 HERCULES
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Description: The M60 Patton was developed from M48 Main Battle Tank in the 1950s. It was fielded with the US Army in 1961 equipped with a 105mm cannon as main armament. In addition, it features a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and a roof-mounted 12.7 anti-aircraft gun. M60 Main Battle Tank (MBTs) series are powered by Continental AVDS-1790 V12 diesel engine rated at 750-hp. M60s saw combat in the Middle East, Vietnam and Iraq. More than 15,000 M60s were produced for the United States and international customers between 1960 and 1983.

The M88A1 is a recovery vehicle derived from M60 Main Battle Tank. Its primary mission is to provide recovering for M60-equipped units. M88A1 is capable of recovering 50-ton main battle tanks.

M88A1 Specifications

Crew: 4
Height: 3.10 meter (122 inch)
Length: 8.30 meter (327 inch)
Width: 3.40 meter (134 inch)
Power: 750 shp (560 kW)
Top Speed: 11.7 mps (42 kph)
Max Weight: 50,800 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

M88A1 News

There are 10 news between
21 May 2004 and 3 Mar 2020
Tuesday, March 3, 2020FMS: Morocco Seeks 25 M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System Vehicles
Tuesday, August 9, 2016FMS: Saudi Arabia Requests 153 M1A2S Main Battle Tanks and 20 M88A1/A2 Recovery Vehicles
Monday, July 6, 2015US Army to Upgrade 36 M88A1 to M88A2 HERCULES
Wednesday, November 12, 2014FMS: Iraq Requests Foreign Military Sales Order II
Monday, October 6, 2014BAE Systems to Upgrade 53 US Army HERCULES Recovery Vehicles
Thursday, July 25, 2013FMS: Iraq Requests Multi-Platform Maintenance Support
Wednesday, April 24, 2013BAE Systems to Upgrade 11 US Army M88A1 to M88A2 HERCULES Standard
Wednesday, July 7, 2010US Army Orders Conversion of 30 M88A1 to M88A2 HERCULES Configuration
Friday, July 28, 2006FMS: Saudi Arabia Requests Further M1A1s and Improved M1A2S Variant
Friday, May 21, 2004FMS: Australian Army Seeks Heavy Armor Tanks

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