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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

I Like BIG Guns!! - IV

A cache by Merc Inc.
Hidden : 3/7/2013
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The M60 Patton, officially the 105 mm Gun Full Tracked Combat Tank, M60, is a first-generation main battle tank (MBT)introduced in December 1960.It was widely used by the U.S. and its Cold War allies, especially those in NATO, and remains in service throughout the world today despite having been superseded by the M1 Abrams in the U.S. military.

In 1978, work began on the M60A3 variant. It featured a number of technological enhancements, including smoke dischargers, a new flash-lamp pumped ruby-laser based rangefinder (AN/VVG-2) that could be used by both commander and gunner, and an M21 ballistic computer, and a turret stabilization system

The M60A3 went out of US service in 1997, but it has remained a front-line MBT into the 21st century for a number of other countries. Over 15,000 were built by the Detroit  Arsenal Tank Plant

Specifications:

   

Service: 1961 - 1987 (USA)
Country: United States of America
Type: Heavy
Weight: 46 Tons
Dimensions: Length, 6.946 meters (22 ft 9.5 in); Width,  3.631 meters (11 ft 11.0 in); Height, 3.213 meters (10 ft 6.5 in).
Crew: 4
Engine: Continental V12, Air cooled, 750 BHP, Twin-Turbo Diesel
Armor: 6.125 in (155.6 mm)
Main Gun: 105 mm (4.1 in) M68 gun
Secondary: 1 -  50 cal (12.7mm) M85, 1 - 7.62 M73 Machine guns
Speed: 30 miles per hour (48 km/h)
Range: 300 miles (500 km)

The M60A3 was phased out of US service in 1997,  but it has remained a front-line MBT into the 21st century for a number of other countries.

As you search for this cache, imagine what it would be like to be part of the 4 man crew. Appreciate what all those in the military (and their families) sacrifice for our freedom.

There is NO need to climb onto the tank . the container is no higher than 5 Ft above the ground.

A Special thanks to "f1rebirds" for his help in making this hide possible

* * * Take care. . .Be Safe. . .and above all, Have fun! ! ! * * *

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* * Congratulations to the combined team of TJdancer, dawnzie, rattledbox, F1rebirds, drea45 & babs455 for the 6 - way Co - FTF . . . Great stuff!! * *


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur Uvag.wct

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
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 8/13/2014 5:57:53 AM Pacific Daylight Time (12:57 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum