About the M60A3 - Main Battle Tank:
Designated as the official United States Cold War main battle tank, the M60 tank was first introduced in 1960. Over the course of 40 years, more than 15,000 M60 chassis were built by Chrysler for the United States military. Several improvements were made to the tank during this period due to the rapid advancements in computer and mechanical technology during the 1970s into the 1980s.
The M60A3 was the final version deployed by U.S. armed forces and featured some incredible new advancements in war. After general dissatisfaction with the M60A2, designers installed improvements including thicker turret armor, AN/VSG2 Tank Thermal Sights (TTS), and an M21 solid-state analog ballistic computer. This variant saw few combat deployments but was a significant part of the 1982 Lebanon War and the U.S.-led Operation Desert Storm in 1991, where it performed admirably against Soviet tanks such as the T-54.
- Crew: 4
- Armament: 105mm main cannon, M85 .50 caliber machine gun, 7.62mm NATO M73 machine gun
- Engine: Continental AVDS-1790-2 V12 air-cooled twin-turbo diesel
- Range: 300 mi (500 km)
- Speed: 30 mph (48 km/h)
Features of the M60A3:
An authentic Cold War experience, the Brickmania™ M60A3 has all the best features seen on 20th century tanks. As a builder, you will first notice the accurate physical details including a NATO tri-color brick-built camouflage, 3D-printed road wheels, printed grill elements, simulated suspension, engine doors, and a rotating commander’s cupola. The kit also includes a BrickArms® M2HB machine gun barrel and a Cold War tanker minifigure in iconic Woodland camouflage, wearing a Minifig.Cat helmet and headset. Two extra special features include mechanical turret function and a customized 76mm BrickArms® tank barrel, colored black to match the NATO camouflage.
- Model designed by Cody Osell
- 983 new-condition elements from LEGO®, BrickArms®, Minifig.Cat and Brickmania™
- Full-color printed building instructions
- 1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
- Advanced Skill Level (6–8 years building experience recommended)
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.