The problem of the M60 tank upgrade …
Emerging military technology left behind M60 tank. For decades, the armed forces found a solution modernization of tanks M60. Until nedavneshnego time was not effective technologies to increase the level of mobility, lethality and survivability of the tank acts M60.
The innovative solution …
Company General Dynamics Land Systems joined own big success in the work of the applets on the tank M1A1 «Abrams» with 40 years of experience in the development and maintenance of the M60 tank. It was decided to combine the properties of both machines are in the tank available promising technology. Tested M60 tanks and M1A1 «Abrams» is now connected into a strong, reliable and powerful combat system — a tank 120S.
120S The program offers a way to upgrade the M60 tank in order to increase its features and involves upgrading the smallest tank in the future. It offers excellent protection of the crew in the tower with isolated jobs, housing is also critical locations. The tower combined firepower of a 120mm gun, promising fire control system and a promising detection and capture target. Mobility improved by the installation of a diesel engine power of 1200 hp and a box of the tank «Abrams», coupled with the elements of the suspension M1A1 tanks, such as the torsion shafts, springs Lobe type track rollers and light track.
This real, affordable way to upgrade provides a leap forward in firepower, mobility, survivability and the ability of the logistics. The program leads 120S obsolete tanks in the 21 th century.
Advantages of modernization
A clear fire control using digital technology.
The highest lethality of a 120-mm gun, combined with a digital computer and an improved IR system, front view (FLIR).
Excessive speed and mobility at inflated power and improved suspension components.
Ability to provide parts and assemblies of the supplies the U.S. Army with the features and reliability, proven in combat.
Unmatched durability thanks to the turret M1A1 and insulation jobs.
Comparison of the mobility of the M1A1 tanks, 120S and M60
Partners in Technology armored vehicles
For 50 years, General Dynamics Land Systems has been leading the development of a world-class military vehicles. This is a hard-won position is the result of uncompromising advantages in design, technology and manufacturing, together with the presence of experienced, trained workers. The consistent advancement in engineering, improved materials and manufacturing processes to help deliver a reliable and affordable troops fighting vehicles. Company General Dynamics Land Systems continues to intensively participate in the satisfaction of the special requirements of the customers. At present, the company operates globally servicing over 14,000 tanks in numerous assemblies. Applets range from retrofitting vehicles inside the country, the consumer prior to the development of national production and supply chain.
Features tank 120S:
1 — power plant: serial diesel engine coupled with a box of H1100-5 Allison M1A1 tank and final drives. There are other variants of the power plant;
2 — a connection turret and hull: average receiver ring allows you to use the base ring M1A1 tank turret configurations without the tower;
3 — sponsons / side screens: side skirts for ballistic protection, providing protection M1A1 tank. New sponsons for storage of equipment, batteries and the additional options of fuel tanks;
4 — the support arm: design allows the suspension elements M1A1 tank without modifications;
5 — Tower: The tower is adapted to the M1A1 tank chassis and armed with a 120 mm gun, improved electrical equipment; jobs commander, gunner and loader surrounded by a set of armor plates, not containing depleted uranium. The tower also has a ventilation system, the system of protection against weapons of mass destruction (CBR), the fire control system, intercom system, stability and fire alarm system;
6 — torsion shafts: serial strong torsion shafts M1A1 tank building up to a maximum of moving rollers, improving mobility on rough terrain, speed and agility;
7 — 120-mm gun: the ability to fire all types of 120-mm NATO ammunition, common to the entire fleet of M1A1 and M1A2 tanks;
8 — GPS / FLIR (Global Positioning System mestoprebyvaniya/IK- system front view): tested in combat and udaroizolirovany. Improvements include non-hazardous to the eye laser rangefinder and thermal imager 2nd generation with the receiving array containing or 240h4, 480h4 or parts.
The performance properties of the tank 120S
The basic conceptual assemblage is proposed based on the proven technology to combat the M1A1 tank. This design can be altered to please the specific operational needs of the customers. Additional embodiments of the real part may include:
External optional powerplant;
additional digital computer command and control;
Thermal monitoring device command (FLIR 1st or 2nd generation);
Thermal emission control system;
on-board built-in digital diagnostic system (BITE);
Other combinations in the power plant.
The program M60 tank upgrade of General Dynamics
120S The program offers a way to upgrade the M60 tank in order to increase its features and involves upgrading the smallest tank in the future. This innovative programm connects voedinyzhdy proven modern technology in full combat system. Implementation of a common real part of the M60 and M1A1 tanks has led to the creation of one hundred percent of the applicable system 120S with a sharp increase in lethality and survivability of the act.
120S The program is built around a proven reliable system chassis M60 tank. This robust platform is being upgraded by the engine power of 1200 hp and boxes, final drives and tracks M1 series tanks. The firepower of the modernized tank increases by installing proven in combat M1A1 turret with a 120 mm gun and a promising fire control system of the 21st century. The program connects 120S higher mobility, perfect firepower and survivability in an affordable and effective combat system.