M60A1 Patton

Operator: Yemen Iran Jordan Egypt
Status: In Service In Service Storage In Service/Storage
Number: 64 150 82 700
Cost: Financed by Saudi Arabia $148 million
Acquired: 1979 1969-1972 1977-1978 1990-1991
General Specs
Country of origin: USA
Manufacturer: Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant, Chrysler
Introduced: 1960
Combat Weight: 53 tons
Length: 23 ft (7 m)
Width: 11.5 ft (3.5 m)
Height: 10.5 ft (3.2 m)
Range: 300 miles (482 km)
Engine: Continental AVDS-1790 V-12 diesel (750 hp)
Road Speed: 29.8 mph (48 km/h)
Offroad Speed:
Loader: Manual
Crew: 4
Armor Homogeneous steel armor but ERA compatible
NBC Protection No
Nightvision RISE passive
Laser detection
Main Armament 105mm M68 (63 rounds)
Secondary Armament 1 x .50 cal M85 (900 rounds)
1 x 7.62 coaxial machine gun (5,950 rounds)

Iran Sends Tanks Into Iraq to Fight Islamists

As American jets flew top cover, in mid-August Kurdish Peshmerga militia and Iraqi special forces troops recaptured the strategic Mosul Dam from Islamic State militants. Meanwhile Iraqi Golden Brigade commandos liberated parts of Tikrit from the Islamists. But the militants counterattacked—and that drew Iran into the fighting. In a move that could have far-reaching consequences, Tehran […]