This Old Tank Helped Crush Saddam Hussein (It Was Meant to Crush Russia)
The National Interest -

Caleb Larson

History, Middle East

An impressive record for an aging weapon.

Key Point: These tanks were a stopgap before the introduction of the M1 Abrams. But when called for duty, they did their job and rushed Saddam's forces.

Though originally designed in the 1950s, the M60 was used in the Gulf War by the Marine Corps—and destroyed hundreds of Iraqi tanks. 

Main Battle Tank

The M60 was intended to be the United States’ first Main Battle Tank, which could meet operational requirements at...

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