Revell M60 A3 & M9 Dozer Blade in 1/72 scale
Hi, after all this modelling art, here comes my little M60 tank in 1/72 ( oh well). It is so far the most complex armor kit in this scale done by me. The tank itself has around 180 parts, the blade has around 20 pieces and its a little kit in its own right.
According to the instructions, the M60 was the follow on to the M48 Patton tank and was the main battle tank in the U.S Army until the introduction of the M1.
It was used by the Marine Corps as well and saw combat in Operation “Desert Storm”. These upgraded tanks can be build with the RoG kit “M60 A1 with ERA” with all these reactive armor plates all over.This kit crowded my stash since a few weeks and will hit my bench hopefully soon.
Both kits are currently out of production, but can be found easily on a certain online auction company, for example.
Armament: one 105mm M68 gun,one coaxial mounted 7,62mm M240 MG and one 12,7mm MG in the 360 degree rotating commander cupola ( a bit like the WWII M3 tank)
Engine: A 750 HP diesel engine.
The kit is full of nice detailing, the hull portraits the “aerodynamic design” very well, the tracks are build from single links and some longer parts and fit very well. The only fitting problems were discovered at the end of the hull and on the turret, which is also highly detailed.The gun barrel is open, so no extra drilling.The kit was done right out of the box.
The camo was applied with a brush over a sprayed layer of brown. This was followed by a lot of drybrushing and a thin sprayed layer of tan, to archieve some “dust”. The outcome, was sadly a bit disapointing, i hope you like it anyway.
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