The American Automobile Industry in World War Two
An American Auto Industry Heritage Tribute
By David D Jackson


Overview      The U.S. Auto Industry at the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944    The U.S. Auto Industry and the B-29 Bomber   U.S. Auto Industry Army-Navy "E" Award Winners   The Complete listing of All Army-Navy "E" Award Winners   Sherman Tanks of the American Auto Industry   Tank Destroyers of the American Auto Industry    M26 Pershing Tanks of the American Auto Industry

    Automobile Manufacturers:  American Bantam Car Company   Checker   Chrysler   Crosley   Ford   General Motors   Graham-Paige   Hudson
   Nash-Kelvinator   Packard      Studebaker    Willys-Overland

General Motors Divisions
(Undergoing development) Aeroproducts   Brown-Lipe-Chapin   Buick   Cadillac   Chevrolet   Cleveland Diesel   Delco Appliance   Delco Products   Delco Radio   Delco-Remy   Detroit Diesel   Detroit Transmission   Electro-Motive   Fisher Body   Frigidaire   GM Proving Grounds   GM of Canada   Guide Lamp   Harrison Radiator   Hyatt Bearings   Inland   Moraine Products   New Departure   Oldsmobile   Packard Electric   Pontiac   Saginaw Malleable Iron   Southern California Division   Rochester Products   United Motors Service

Truck Manufacturers:   American LaFrance   Autocar  Diamond T   International Harvester    Mack Truck
   Marmon-Herrington Company   Pacific Car and Foundry  Reo Motor Car Company   Ward LaFrance Truck Corporation   White Motor Company

Automotive Tire
Manufacturers:
  Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
 Updates and Additions  
Links

 

 Chrysler Main Page   Dodge Trucks in World War Two   Dodge Trucks in Service with the Polish Army  Chrysler built M4 Sherman Photos   Chrysler built M4A3 Sherman Photos   Chrysler built M4A4 Sherman Photos   Chrysler built M3 Lee/Grant Tank Photos  Detroit Tank Arsenal Photos  

Chrysler built post World War Two M60 tank photos
Detroit Tank Arsenal
Warren, MI

This page added 2-1-2017.

Chrysler, along with Cadillac, Fisher Body, and Ford made tanks for the US military after World War Two.  Chrysler stayed in the business the longest by producing all of the M60 tanks built, and many of the later M1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks.  The company built over 15,000 M60 tanks of four different types.  Today there are over 1,050 M60s still left worldwide, of which 1,016 are in the United States.  It is beyond the scope of this webpage to exhibit photographs of so many Chrysler built M60s.  However, a few special samples will be shown. 

The major takeaway of this page is that Chrysler, an American automotive company, made this important tank for the US during the Cold War.  

Chrysler built M60 Patton Tanks 1960-1985

Model Number built First acceptance Comments
M60(105) 2,205 1960  
M60A1(105) 7,948 1962  
M60A2(152mm Gun Launcher) 540 1973  
M60A3(105) 4300? 1978 No know production number for the M60A3(105)  Total production number given for the M60 series is over 15,000. 
Total 15,000 plus    

Serial Number:  Unknown
US Registration Number:  Unknown
Date Built:  Unknown
Location:  Indiana Army National Guard Armory, Seymour, IN
Date of Photo:  January 28, 2017

The author has photographed a number of M60 tanks.  This is the first one that actually has the name Chrysler on it.

 

 

 

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