30 March 2021

Same Same

Never stop learning!

The M48 and M60 series tank have the same 85" turret ring.

In theory you could swap turrets between them and the T95 series of experimental tanks did.

In practice, no M48 was ever upgraded with an M60 turret.

In the process of finding this out I discovered that the reason the M60 has a flat bow instead of the M48's curved bow was to facilitate the use of siliceous cored armor, an early form of composite armor.

Siliceous cored armor never made it to production and Chobham supplanted it in development.

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