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La Barge Army Tank & Memorial Park

Located in La Barge, Wyoming

Dedicated to Memorial Park 5-31-2004 by B.K. Johnson, Commander

Post 88 ~ La Barge, Wyoming

And Alvin Chapman, Adjutant

Army Tank M60A3

This tank was first built in 1960.  Built by the Chrysler Corporation, it was the Army’s main tank for 35 years.  This tank was in the Kipper War in Israel in 1972 & 1973 and it was the main defense tank in the Cold War in Europe.  It was also used in Operation Desert Storm.  It’s main gun was a M68 105mm rifled cannon.  Secondary armament included a M85 .50 caliber rounds and 5,950 7.62mm rounds.  The crew consisted of a commander, a gunner, a loader and a driver.  Combat weight was 57.5 tons and has a top speed of 30 MPH.  It carries 375 gallons of fuel with a cruising range of 280 miles.

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