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Raytheon offered its own version of the modernization of the tank M60A3 to the level of T-90

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American Raytheon has developed a service pack for tank M60A3 Patton, which after modernization will be able to withstand the Russian T-90, reports Military Parity with reference to The National Interes.




“The program is called M60A3 Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) and is proposed for countries that need to respond to threats like the Russian MBT T-90С, but cannot afford to acquire“ top tanks ”like M1A2 SEP (v) 3 Abrams or Leopard 2A7, ”writes the publication.

According to NI, “the modernization is based on equipping the M60 with a new hp 950 diesel engine. (instead of the old 750 horsepower), an electric motor for turning the turret (instead of hydraulics), the German 120 mm smoothbore L44 gun (instead of the old 105 mm М68), and the new digital fire control system. "

According to the developers, “the new gun will allow the M60А3 to fight the T-90 on almost equal conditions”.

The company also reported that "the upgraded tank was tested at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in the US." However, no specific results are given.

Commentary "Military Parity": “The upgraded M60A3 will be relatively cheap, but it remains to be seen how effective it will be against the T-90, not to mention the Armata T-14. It is likely that the new version of the old American tank will be effective against the T-72 tanks found throughout the world. The real test for the company will be whether it can convince potential customers to buy a restored tank instead of a new one. ”
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  1. Vik66
    Vik66 12 May 2016 13: 05
    +15
    We must also offer the T-34 modernization package to the level of Abrams and Leopard wink
    And what - all sorts of old people are still fighting in Africa ...
  2. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 12 May 2016 13: 05
    +5
    Do, do, and ours is better anyway! Initially, an unsuccessful tank can’t be better.
    1. Alexei
      Alexei 12 May 2016 13: 46
      +2
      Quote: tronin.maxim
      Do, do, and ours is all the same better!

      Here they have the main task of bringing in old tanks to the semi-developed countries of Europe, to consolidate friendship, so to speak.
      1. Evgen_Vasilich
        Evgen_Vasilich 12 May 2016 16: 22
        0
        they will vparivat their ropes, it seems to me.
  3. Wild_grey_wolf
    Wild_grey_wolf 12 May 2016 13: 05
    +6
    With such an outstanding tower. . . straight joy for the Shell))), the niger attached to the automatic loader is interesting?
  4. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 12 May 2016 13: 07
    -1
    Let grandmas invest in a hopeless cause.
  5. BARKAS
    BARKAS 12 May 2016 13: 08
    +1
    proposed for countries that need to respond to such threats as the Russian MBT T-90S,

    What countries can these be? what
  6. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 12 May 2016 13: 08
    +10
    In the photo, the Turkish M-60 with hinged grilles. He has nothing to do with modernization. Even the modernization of 10 cars by Israelis 160 years ago looks different.
    1. BARKAS
      BARKAS 12 May 2016 13: 19
      0
      Buying tanks M-60 or F-35 fighter for subsequent alteration is something only you can think of!
      1. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 12 May 2016 13: 24
        +10
        Quote: BARKAS
        Buying tanks M-60 or F-35 fighter for subsequent alteration is something only you can think of!

        We did not buy the M-60. Under a contract concluded in 2000, 160 Turkish tanks were modernized.
        1. serezhasoldatow
          serezhasoldatow 12 May 2016 15: 25
          +1
          Helping accomplices of terrorists? And then you are outraged that Hezbollah is terrorists!
          1. Aaron Zawi
            Aaron Zawi 12 May 2016 15: 32
            +1
            Quote: serezhasoldatow
            Helping accomplices of terrorists? And then you are outraged that Hezbollah is terrorists!

            The Turks and I quarreled long before you.
    2. WUA 518
      WUA 518 12 May 2016 13: 20
      +4
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      Pictured is a Turkish M-60 with hinged grilles

      The Turks offered this modernization in 2011. http://www.standartbio.com/pdf/M60_Tank_Modernization.pdf
      1. Kars
        Kars 12 May 2016 15: 05
        +6
        That yes)), in principle, the same thing) the Turks refused) they still think with whom to cut the dough
        1. samoletil18
          samoletil18 12 May 2016 15: 20
          +2
          I am tormented by vague doubts about the new gun. tower after a dozen shots on the pursuit will remain?
    3. Waltasar
      Waltasar 12 May 2016 15: 16
      +2
      I like the Israeli tank building school. In appearance, they even made candy out of the M-60.
      1. samoletil18
        samoletil18 12 May 2016 17: 46
        0
        Quote: Waltasar
        I like the Israeli tank building school. In appearance, they even made candy out of the M-60.

        That's for sure. There are many of our ex.
  7. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 12 May 2016 13: 08
    +2
    Here you can only comment in German, from the voice acting of films of a certain category.
    I want to sell everything that is stale, but with a new sauce.
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    2. Mama_Cholli
      Mama_Cholli 12 May 2016 13: 43
      +1
      With a gasp and groans ...
  8. teron
    teron 12 May 2016 13: 09
    +6
    "The real test for the company will be whether it can convince potential customers to buy a remanufactured tank instead of a new one."

    For what it was all started. Sell ​​outdated equipment from storage to illiterate natives with an advertising slogan: "Will help against the T-90!"
  9. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 12 May 2016 13: 09
    +2
    Whether or not T90 is able to withstand this is a big question ... all the more so we are not standing still ... we are developing and moving forward ... and the T90 has great potential for modernization and integration with new military systems ... and for the present the moment is being finalized taking into account the experience of combat use ...
    It seems America is trying to catch up with yesterday ... trying to make money on the sale of stale goods by wrapping it in a new package ...
  10. Arktidianets
    Arktidianets 12 May 2016 13: 11
    +6
    A little upgrade Sherman to the level of Almaty?
    1. Leto
      Leto 12 May 2016 13: 17
      0
      Quote: Arctidian
      A little upgrade Sherman to the level of Almaty?

      No question, the main thing is to find the living on the go.
      1. Altona
        Altona 12 May 2016 13: 39
        +3
        Quote: Leto
        No question, the main thing is to find the living on the go.

        ------------------
        In Chile, Super Shermans are kind of. Not bad in the mountains fighting.
  11. Leto
    Leto 12 May 2016 13: 13
    +9
    The National Interes is a terrible trash, a bunch of garbage of various stripes, probably only they can write such crap, I won’t be surprised if the author is the same Dave again ...

    P.S. with what the hell did the M60 become Patton?
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    1. Leto
      Leto 12 May 2016 13: 17
      -2
      Quote: x.andvlad
      The Turks may lead a few and buy a few, but not more.

      This is not for sale, but for the modernization of the existing park.
      1. 2s1122
        2s1122 12 May 2016 14: 39
        +1
        So the Turks are developing their MBT, why the hell they buy old.
  13. uhu189
    uhu189 12 May 2016 13: 16
    +1
    I’m wondering how much such a service is in demand. T-90 didn’t deliver much to where - from significant Algeria, India and Azerbaijan. Accordingly, such a proposal may be of interest only to Pakistan ... Well, or to the Turks, of course ... But in any case, it is respectable that people do not sit still, but think, offer options ...
    1. Leto
      Leto 12 May 2016 13: 25
      +2
      Quote: uhu189
      I’m wondering how much such a service is in demand.

      Well for Taiwan for example or Morocco. So the M-60 is still in operation and not everyone is ready to fork out for Leopard2 or Black Panther. And the replacement of engines and guns will allow for a long time to operate.
      Quote: uhu189
      T-90 didn’t deliver much

      The reference to the T-90 is left to the conscience of National Interes whose yellowness is obvious.
  14. Holsten
    Holsten 12 May 2016 13: 20
    +3
    Oh, this ad! But someone will be led to the fact that from a converted junk you can make a rival T-90.
    "The company also said that" the upgraded tank was tested at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in the US. "However, no specific results are given."
    Just in case, so as not to immediately upset.
  15. Polite Moose
    Polite Moose 12 May 2016 13: 28
    +4
    Excellent! Excellent! The T-90 level is catching up and overtaking. But, I wonder, is the African-American bodybuilder included in the price? Or will the buyers have to "rock" their loaders?
    1. Sorokin
      Sorokin 12 May 2016 14: 52
      0
      Well, training in fitness at the expense of a tannic is not a walk.
  16. magician
    magician 12 May 2016 13: 34
    -1
    but if they had made homemade tunics from the outskirts, they would have been a tachanka!
    1. Nirag013
      Nirag013 14 May 2016 12: 17
      +1
      Sorry, for God's sake! The minus accidentally hit you, so I beg you not to take it seriously - the touch screen of the tablet is already very touch, especially when not needed!
      1. magician
        magician 21 May 2016 17: 04
        0
        Apologies are accepted!
  17. RUSIVAN
    RUSIVAN 12 May 2016 13: 35
    +1
    “The program is called M60A3 Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) and is proposed for countries that need to respond to threats like the Russian MBT T-90С, but cannot afford to acquire“ top tanks ”like M1A2 SEP (v) 3 Abrams or Leopard 2A7, ”writes the publication.
    Is the T-90 inferior to the Abrams and the Leopard ???
  18. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 12 May 2016 13: 39
    +3
    It would be cheaper to sandbags ...
    Or bury it right away.
  19. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 12 May 2016 13: 44
    +2
    It would be necessary to compare prices. Their modernization and our T-90 (new). In general, the sight is clearly on the Janissary. Only they have these M-60s - MANY, and they can not see the T-90. Admonished, the Turks will prepare for war. It’s clear against whom.
  20. HaByxoDaBHocep
    HaByxoDaBHocep 12 May 2016 13: 45
    +1
    Damn to this turret on the tower the damage will take place)
  21. Berg194500
    Berg194500 12 May 2016 13: 50
    0
    We need to offer them another updated Sherman with an additional hole for firing a pistol and a slingshot on the roof for throwing grenades
  22. Arkan
    Arkan 12 May 2016 13: 53
    +2
    According to the developers, “the new gun will allow the M60А3 to fight the T-90 on almost equal conditions”.


    The end of the phrase brings a smile, the meaning of the phrase "almost on an equal footing" can be stretched to the horizon.
  23. sub307
    sub307 12 May 2016 14: 04
    0
    I wonder: who are the staff members of this moderated "Patton" for?
  24. mav1971
    mav1971 12 May 2016 14: 57
    0
    The news-maker is lying again ...

    Commentary of the Military Parity: “It is likely that the new version of the old American tank will be effective against the T-72 tanks found around the world. The real test for the company will be whether it can convince potential customers to buy a restored tank instead of a new one. ”



    In reality, this is exactly what is written in the text of the article itself "It is likely that the M60A3 SLEP would fair well against most T-72 variants that are found around the world."
    And not in some kind of comment.
    And yes. English-language author Mujamar.
  25. uskrabut
    uskrabut 12 May 2016 14: 58
    0
    A real test for the company will be the meeting of their tank with the T-90 on the battlefield
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  27. bad
    bad 12 May 2016 15: 24
    0
    Quote: razmik72
    Quote: Michael67

    In general, the two-story tower pins. As the saying goes - you’ll miss the hell out of such a scoreboard.

    Excuse me, but where did you see the two-story tower? At the top is a remote anti-aircraft machine gun.

    in the "Armata" m60a3, the damage to this turret passes with a bang and it is really difficult to miss it .. do you really think that in a real battle this whopper will be saved from ATGMs with a tandem warhead? .. and not only with a tandem one .. it will not be enough .. the silhouette of the tank is too big and in general this modernization is for the poor .. laughing
  28. bad
    bad 12 May 2016 15: 28
    0
    Quote: seren
    10 years ago, ours made a deep modernization of the Turkish M-60. And apparently not bad. A month ago there was a direct hit by Cornet. Armor is not broken.
    ... heh do not praise your own family and no one will praise .. laughing proof there? video finally? laughing
  29. Andrey K
    Andrey K 12 May 2016 15: 31
    +5
    Quote: Alexey RA
    I apologize, the Internet started.
    Just "Abrams" are modernized regularly.

    It’s just that they were released so much at one time that the Yankees can live on for a long time at the expense of old stocks.
    We live in T-72 stocks in the same way. smile

    I repeat: Their production ceased in the ever-memorable 90s, and what is available, in the states, in other countries, to which this miracle of technology has been paired, underwent and undergo modernization. laughing
    The same eggs, only side view hi
  30. Comrade Glebov
    Comrade Glebov 12 May 2016 15: 36
    +2
    It remains for the Germans to upgrade the Sturmpanzerwagen A7V to the T-14MBU "Armata-2" and go to the market!
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 12 May 2016 20: 14
      0
      Quote: Comrade Glebov
      It remains for the Germans to upgrade the Sturmpanzerwagen A7V to the T-14MBU "Armata-2" and go to the market!

      What a nightmare! My son is a fan of Luntik, and there appears such a character - a spider-vegetarian Shnyuk. So he means, in kind, which ... what
  31. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 12 May 2016 15: 41
    0
    If you choose from the upgraded analogues, the T-72 and Leopard look more reliable.
  32. Algetxnumx
    Algetxnumx 12 May 2016 15: 43
    0
    T-90, not T-90, that's okay, although in modern, as it is still fashionable to call them "hybrid" wars, tank against tank rarely comes out, I'm wondering how this modernized miracle will withstand modern wearable anti-tank weapons, this is at the moment time, in my opinion, is more relevant than the confrontation between tank and tank. Because the main losses of tanks in many modern conflicts do not come from anti-tank artillery and the tanks themselves, but from all kinds of ATGMs.
  33. Pitot
    Pitot 12 May 2016 15: 47
    0
    Please tell me, I’m dumb in tanks, but at the present stage of hostilities, such as guided PTRs, all sorts of gadgets, does the tank’s height greatly affect hits? I can smell and understand that the low silhouette creates certain difficulties, but is that so?
    1. uwzek
      uwzek 12 May 2016 17: 05
      0
      Quote: Pitot
      Does tank height affect hits? I can smell and understand that the low silhouette creates

      It hardly affects the accuracy, the ability to detect with a difficult terrain is uniquely affected, the type of missile affects the ability to hit much more ...
  34. Fitter65
    Fitter65 12 May 2016 16: 00
    0
    The American Raytheon has developed an update package for the M60A3 Patton tank, which, after modernization, will be able to withstand the Russian T-90.
    I understand that in "World of Tanks" ...
  35. Kotost
    Kotost 12 May 2016 16: 11
    +1
    Sell ​​this trash to the third world and buy a T-90
    Oh, sorry, the Americans are more likely to be left without democracy than they will buy something from Russia lol
  36. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 12 May 2016 16: 19
    +2
    Most importantly, they replaced the turret turning mechanism with
    hydraulic to electric. Hydraulic fluid was
    combustible and caused a tank fire after breaking.
    It was the weakest point of the M-60
  37. JonnyT
    JonnyT 12 May 2016 16: 30
    +2
    M-marketing:
    You tell everyone about aggressive, evil Russians who are ready to send hordes of T-90 to capture, you boil an old tank from storage bases for protection.

    The upgraded M60-3 will be good against the upgraded t-55 t-62.

    In general, I think the idea of ​​the Americans practical M60 machine reliable and unpretentious. Considering the fact that in Europe the number of NATO armored forces is significantly inferior to the CSTO, and in the USA there are plenty of them in storage bases, the modernization measure will make it possible to increase NATO combat readiness in a short time, reduce storage costs, and tie the customer to ZIP
  38. Ros 56
    Ros 56 12 May 2016 17: 11
    +1
    Repainted, but the same banderlog at a double price and driven. You don’t get used to those nerds.
  39. sinoptic
    sinoptic 12 May 2016 17: 14
    +2
    What equality in FIG with T-90 ?! Nonsense!

    See footage of the war in Donbas.
    Classmate M60 - T-64 in a modern wrapper looks just a cut above the M60.
    And what is the T-64 equal to the T90?
    These are all advertising "tru-la-la" companies Ratheon.

    Since the T-90 and Abrams are about the same level.
    They would immediately write that this M60 is at the Abrams level - then the delusionality of their statement would immediately be appreciated by all.
    Interestingly, there is at least one video where the Abrams withstand the hit of TOW2,
    Paul of Iraq is already littered with these burnt Abrams.
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  41. Verdun
    Verdun 12 May 2016 17: 42
    0
    service pack for the tank M60A3 Patton
    A friend of mine, who served as a tanker in Israel, spoke about the problems that arise when loading the M60 onto a towed platform. If the tank hangs for a long time on the fracture of the ramp, when its entire mass falls on two road wheels, the fragile fingers of the wheels break. In this case, the T-90 (as well as the T-72) are capable of even jumping over rough terrain. I'm afraid that it makes sense to upgrade the M60A3 Patton if it is supposed to be used in a war with third countries, and that is not a fact, or as a bunker.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 12 May 2016 20: 40
      +1
      The chassis of the T-72 is stronger, that's for sure.
      M60 loved for a good SLA, he shot far and accurately.
      For the comfort of the crew.
      They did not like for fires after breaking through, rather weak armor.
      1. Verdun
        Verdun 12 May 2016 20: 53
        -1
        M60 loved for a good SLA ...
        Well, Merkava is no different. Especially the latest version. For some reason, no one is in a hurry to compare the T-90 with it.
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 12 May 2016 21: 47
          0
          Quote: Verdun
          M60 loved for a good SLA ...
          Well, Merkava is no different. Especially the latest version. For some reason, no one is in a hurry to compare the T-90 with it.

          Carrot is a national tank, it is not for sale.
  42. BEECH 1972
    BEECH 1972 16 May 2016 21: 24
    0
    Funny news.ヅ Now it remains for the Germans to offer their upgrade package for the Tiger II, and the British for the Cherchels of the 1940s, so that they can successfully resist the new Armata. And what, to put a rail gun, engines from decommissioned "space shuttles" and armored old men will live a new life, will not drive, but just flutter.