Military Museum Of Southern New England - MBT-70 Main Battle Tank
Bill Maloney

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01 MBT-70 Main Battle Tank 02 MBT-70 Main Battle Tank 03 MBT-70 Main Battle Tank 04 MBT-70 Tank Drive Sprocket
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05 MBT-70 Main Battle Tank Turret 06 MBT-70 Gun Mantlet 07 MBT-70 Main Battle Tank 08 MBT-70 Commanders Cupola
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09 MBT-70 Main Battle Tank 10 MBT-70 Cargo Basket 11 MBT-70 Main Gun 12 MBT-70 Turret Top
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13 MBT-70 Commanders Copula 14 MBT-70 Turret Hatch 15 MBT-70 Fabricated Hatch 16 MBT-70 Bogie Wheels

MBT-70 Main Battle Tank Specifications:

Another MBT-70 Main Battle Tank can be found at the US Army Ordnance Museum in Aberdeen, MD

Length: 22 feet 11 inches
11 feet, 6 inches
8 feet, 6 inches
50 Tons
Max Speed: 43mph
Range: 400 miles
Armor: Classified
Powerplant: Continental AVCR 12 Cylinder Air Cooled Diesel 1,475hp
Fuel Capacity: Gallons
 152mm Main Gun/Missile System
 One 7.62mm coax Machine Gun
Entered Service: 1967 (Prototype)
Unit Cost: $305 million for the prototypes only

The main gun is a developmental version of the shorter gun found on the M60A2 which fired only the Shillelagh missile. This longer barrel gives the 152mm conventional round higher velocity, flatter trajectory and increased range.

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