WEG MediaWiki

M60 American Armored Vehicle-Launched Bridgelayer (AVLB)

tiers
false
false
false
true
categories
"WEG"
"Engineer Systems"
"Mobility"
"Bridging Systems"
"United States"
"PRO_CFE Treaty"
"PRO_Greece"
"PRO_Israel"
"PRO_Pakistan"
"PRO_Portugal"
"PRO_Singapore"
"PRO_Spain"
"PRO_United States of America"
"Land"
"Tier4"
notes"The M60 AVLB is an armored vehicle based on the M60 main battle tank's hull and used for the launching and retrieval of a 60-foot (18 m) scissors-type bridge. The AVLB consists of three major sections: the launcher, the vehicle hull, and the bridge. This combat engineer vehicle was developed by the US Army Engineer Research & Development Laboratories under contract with General Dynamics to replace the previous M48 AVLB. It was designed to launch bridge for tanks and other wheeled combat vehicles across trenches and water obstacles in combat conditions."
dateOfIntroduction1963
countryOfOrigin"United States"
proliferation"CFE Treaty, Greece, Israel, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, United States of America"
selectedregions
"All Regions"
checkedregions
Empty array
checkedcountries
"CFE Treaty"
"Greece"
"Israel"
"Pakistan"
"Portugal"
"Singapore"
"Spain"
"United States of America"
dis
name"AVLB M60 TRKD"
string"01.01.225.000.004.003.000"
images
"M60_AVLB_(A).jpg"
"M60_AVLB_(B).jpg"
"M60_AVLB_(C).jpg"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"M60 AVLB"
name"Type"
value"Armored Vehicle-Launched Bridgelayer, Tracked"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Anniston Army Depot"
name"In Service"
value"1963-Present"
name"Crew"
value"2 personnel"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length, Hull"
value"6.95 m"
name"Length, Gun Forward"
value"9.44 m"
name"Width"
value"3.63 m"
name"Height"
value"3.27 m"
name"Tracks, Length on Ground"
value"4.24 m"
name"Tracks Width"
value"0.71 m"
name"Ground Pressure"
value"0.46 m"
name"Weight, Unloaded"
value"48,680 kg"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"52,620 kg"
name"Ground Pressure"
value"0.87 kg/cm sq"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"1 x Continental AVDS-1790-2A engine"
name"Engine Type"
value"1,790-cu in (29.34-liter) air-cooled, 4-stroke, V-12 multi-fuel"
name"Engine Power"
value"750 hp at 2,400 rpm"
name"Power-to-Weight Ratio"
value"14.24 hp/metric ton"
name"Fuel Capacity"
value"375 gal (1,420 liters)"
name"Transmission"
value"CD-850-5 cross drive transmission"
name"Suspension"
value"torsion bar, 6 road wheels, rear drive, front idler, 3 shock absorbers, 3 track return rollers"
name"Range"
value"480 km"
name"Speed"
value"48 km/h"
name"Vertical Obstacle"
value"0.91 m"
name"Trench"
value"2.59 m"
name"Fording without Preparation"
value"1.22 m"
name"Fording with Preparation"
value"2.40 m"
name"Gradiant"
value"60 %"
name"Side Slope"
value"30 %"
name"Shock Absorbers"
value"The addition of a shock absorber on the second roadwheel pair was also accompanied by a slight relocation of the first return roller. These modifications were needed due to the increased weight of the M60A1 turret as well as the additional hull armor."
name"Bridge"
properties
name"Name"
value"MLC60"
name"Type"
value"Scissoring"
name"Length, extended"
value"19.19 m"
name"Length, folded"
value"9.75 m"
name"Bridge span"
value"18.28 m"
name"Width, overall"
value"3.99 m"
name"Width, roadway"
value"3.81 m"
name"Width, treadway"
value"1.75 m"
name"Height, unfolded"
value"0.94 m"
name"Weight"
value"13.28 m"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"The hull's upper glacis armor was increased from 3.67 inches to 4.29 inches at 65 degrees while the turret sides went from 1.9 inches to 2.9 inches at their apex. This brought the frontal armor up to the same 10" line of sight armor standard of the M103 heavy tank."
name"Turret Armor"
value"M60: equals 7 in (180 mm)"
name"Applique Armor"
value"Available."
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"INA"
name"Active Protection System"
value"No"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"INA"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"INA"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"exhaust smoke generating system; 6-barrel smoke dischargers"
variants
name"M60 AVLB"
notes"AVLB with 60 ft scissors bridge and launcher mated to the M60 chassis"
name"M60A1 AVLB"
notes"AVLB with 60 ft scissors bridge and launcher mated to the M60A1 chassis"
name"M60A1 AVLM"
notes"Variant featuring 2 x M58 Mine Clearing Line Charges (MICLIC)"
type"WEG"
version1
Retrieved from "https://odin.tradoc.army.mil/mediawiki/index.php?title=M60_American_Armored_Vehicle-Launched_Bridgelayer_(AVLB)&oldid=45926"