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M60A3-TTS. Infantería de Marina. Tamiya 1/35

August 6, 2019 · in Armor · · 18 Comments

Hi all.

Another victim from my modelling workshop. This time is a restored M60A3 from . A very old modell that I buit a long time ago with USMC colors. This time I painted it with de colors and markings of the Infantería de Marina (Spanish Marine Corp) at 90 decade of the last century.

Hope you like it.

Sifredo Cubas

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18 responses

  1. Great build Silfredo, thanks for sharing with us!

  2. A great save. Looks good.

  3. Nice restoration.

  4. Looks really great Silfredo. What did you use to create the blue vision blocks?

    • Hi Scott.

      The blocks, the small ones only paint from Vallejo, and the big one, with the same paint for interior room and then, a piece of transparent plastic from a box.

  5. That's a great looking M60A3, Mr. Cubas. In my Army career, I was in a special unit (HHCUSAARENBD - Headquarters & Headquarters Company, United States Army and Armor Engineer Board: @ Ft. Knox, Ky.) where we tested experimental equipment the Army was considering. We tested everything from boots to tanks to floating bridges & radios, and so forth. If it didn't fly, we tested it.

    One of our vehicles that remained there after the testing was finished was THE only M60A3E1 prototype. (We also had the last M1 hand-built prototype - serial #15 - before full production started.) As the M60 series went, it was an awesome tank. The TTS (Tank Thermal Sight) was far superior to the thermal sights used in the M1s, but it was also about 4 times bigger! It (the A3) was pretty much the apex of the M60 series of tanks. The only real difference I can see is that ours had the older type of smoke grenade launchers, not the separate pieces added on to the turret under the "grab bar" like on yours. I personally shot over 3000 main gun 105mm rounds from that tank. (We wore out 7 partially used main-gun tubes in about 18 months in that tank!)

    Anyway, BRAVO on this build! It brought back great memories ... lots of them!

    • Hi Jeff.

      Thanks for your words. I'm so proud you like this M60 with all your knowledge.

      The smoke grenade launchers are the german type, Wegmann. I don't know why for this modification in spanish army and navy.

  6. Buen trabajo amigo.

  7. Good - lookin' piece of armor... I like it.

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