The M60 is one of the world’s most successful main battle tanks with 15,000 having been produced and serving in the armies of 22 countries.
The tank has provided proven battlefield performance over four decades and has been continuously advanced and upgraded with advanced weapon control, ammunition, applique armour and increasingly powerful engines. The M60 series main battle tanks of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the US were deployed in Operation Desert Storm in 1991 during the Gulf Crisis.
M60 tanks entered service with the US Army in 1960. The M60A1 with a new turret, thicker armour and a new ammunition stowage system, was manufactured from 1962 to 1980. The development of the M60A2 with a new turret fitted with a 152mm gun and missile launcher was halted and effort was directed to the development and production of the highly successful M60A3 tank, which incorporated improvements to the gunfire control and entered service in 1978.
SAD BUT TRUE If this doesn’t make your blood boil, nothing will. Those of us who remember the Viet Nam War and the POWs when they finally did get to come home, remember this type of story well. Obama calls himself the Commander in Chief. I have another name for it along with his Democrat dead beats. Defining Torture
Medal of Honor Recipient Bud Day Speaks of Torture
I got shot down over N Vietnam in 1967, a Sqdn. Commander. After I returned in 1973…I published 2 books that dealt a lot with “real torture” in Hanoi . Our make beleive president is branding our country as a bunch of torturers when he has no idea what torture is.
As for me, put thru a mock execution because I would not respond… pistol whipped on the head…. same event.. Couple of days later… hung by my feet all day. I escaped and a couple of weeks later, I got shot and recaptured. Shot was OK…what happened afterwards was not.
They marched me to Vinh…put me in the rope trick, trick…almost pulled my arms out of the sockets. Beat me on the head with a little wooden rod until my eyes were swelled shut, and my unshot, unbroken hand a pulp.
Next day hung me by the arms…rebroke my right wrist…wiped out the nerves in my arms that control the hands…rolled my fingers up into a ball. Only left the slightest movement of my L forefinger. So I started answering with some incredible lies.
Sent me to Hanoi strapped to a barrel of gas in the back of a truck.
Hanoi, on my knees, rope trick again. Beaten by a big fool.
Into leg irons on a bed in Heartbreak Hotel.
Much kneeling–hands up at Zoo.
Really bad beating for refusing to condemn Lyndon Johnson.
Several more kneeling events. I could see my knee bone thru kneeling holes.
There was an escape from the annex to the Zoo. I was the Senior Officer of a large building because of escape…they started a mass torture of all commanders.
I think it was July 7, 1969…they started beating me with a car fan belt. In first 2 days I took over 300 strokes…then stopped counting because I never thought I would live thru it.
They continued day-night torture to get me to confess to a non-existent part in the escape. This went on for at least 3 days. On my knees…. fan belting…cut open my scrotum with fan belt stroke. opened up both knee holes again. My fanny looked like hamburger…I could not lie on my back.
They tortured me into admitting that I was in on the escape…and that my 2 roommates knew about it.
The next day I denied the lie.
They commenced torturing me again with 3- 6- or 9 strokes of the fan belt every day from about July 11 or 12th to 14 October 1969. I continued to refuse to lie about my roommates again.
Now, the point of this is that our make-believe president has declared to the world that we (U.S..) are a bunch of torturers…Thus it will be OK to torture us next time when they catch us…because that is what the U.S. does..
Our make-believe president is a know nothing fool who thinks that pouring a little water on some one’s face,or hanging a pair of women’s pants over an Arabs head is TORTURE. He is a meathead.
I just talked to MOH holder Leo Thorsness, who was also in my squadron, in jail…as was John McCain…and we agree that McCain does not speak for the POW group when he claims that Al Gharib was torture…or that “water boarding” is torture.
Our president and those fools around him who keep bad mouthing our great country are a disgrace to the United States . Please pass this info on to Sean Hannity. He is free to use it to point out the stupidity of the claims that water boarding…which has no after effect…is torture. If it got the Arab to cough up the story about how he planned the attack on the twin towers in NYC…
Members of the 95th Fighter Squadron from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., marshal U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircrafts near hardened aircraft shelters, Aug. 28, 2015, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The 95th FS deployed to Spangdahlem as part of the European Reassurance Initiative, which is intended to increase the capability, readiness and responsiveness of NATO forces in part by funding rotational force presence in Eastern Europe. This training deployment is also part of ensuring the 5th generation fighters can deploy to European bases and other NATO installations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)