About time many people say! The long awaited AFV Club M-60 Main battle tank has been made up for us to take a look at in today’s preview. Let’s see if you think the wait is worth it?
AFV Club's latest... The M60A1 Patton
Manufactured By: AFV Club
E.T.A.: Feb 2015
The M60 is one of the world's most successful main battle tanks with 15,000 having been produced and serving in the armies of 22 countries. The tank has provided proven battlefield performance over four decades and 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 USA were deployed in Operation Desert Storm in 1991 during the Gulf Crisis.
The M60 Main Battle Tank was never officially named Patton despite it succeeding the interim M48 Patton Medium Tank family. M60 tanks entered service with the US Army in 1960. The M60A1 with a new turret, thicker armour and a new ammunition stowage system, was manufactured from 1962 to 1980.
The sprues from this kit
All brand new tooling and designed kit.
Detailed interior of driver's compartment and commander copula.
Accurately replicated chassis & suspension are based on thorough study of actual vehicle.
Realistic casting texture and welding lines.
New tooling wading device.
Highly replicated engine deck area which can be built in open condition.
Brand new metal m68 gun barrel with rifling.
Highly replicated recoil cylinder system.
Detailed an/vss-1 searchlight.
Clear periscope vision blocks included.
Detailed photo- etched parts included
And some more pictures to whet the whistle..
This kit should be available very soon from AFV Club’s Distributors worldwide.