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Traditional Cache

Tanks alot

A cache by copperpeak
Hidden : 7/30/2011
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Cache is a small waterproof container large enough for geocoins, small TBs and some swag.

Named after the late US Army General George S. Patton (born November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) the Patton series of tank’s included the M60, which was produced as a result of the new Russian T-54/55. The M60 tank series was a widely successful main battle tank, not only seeing action with the American Armed Services, but was exported and used by over 20 other countries. The M60 was designed and developed by the former Chrysler Defense Division, which was taken over in 1982 by General Dynamics Land Systems, Detroit, Michigan, USA, who produced over 15000 M60's (all models) for the US-Army and export.

The A3 was the most popular model and remains the standard of many exported in foreign service. It focused more on the technological break through of fire control and sighting systems as well as the ability to fire the main cannon whilst on the move, so was simply a modified A1. Firing on the move was achieved with a new a turret stabilization system, as well as a thermal shroud to help prevent gun droop, laser range finder and a hybrid solid-state ballistic computer integrated with an external crosswind sensor.

This model entered production in 1978, but shortly afterwards the AN/VSG-2 thermal sight was introduced and the tank was re-designated M60A3 TTS (Tank Thermal Sight) but were still commonly called the M60A3. It continued to use the RISE engine and T142 longer life tracks with octagonal rubber pads. A new Halon fire extinguisher was also fitted in the turret as were external M239 smoke dischargers. About 1600 of the US Armies M60A3’s were manufactured from scratch, whilst the rest of the 5400 of the US Armies fleet were converted M60’s/A1’s & A2’s.

See the link below for more information on this Venerable Main Battle Tank:
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Thank you to Ralph Larson, Quartermaster, Rhinelander VFW for permission to place this cache.

CONGRATS To Woodcarver Dan for being the FTF :o)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 2/1/2014 8:46:33 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (4:46 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum