|AVLB M60A1: General|
|Date of first acceptance||1964||Total acceptances||393|
|AVLB M60A1: Dimensions|
|Weight with bridge||121,700lbs
|Height with bridge||153.6"
|Length with bridge||444"
|Width with bridge||158.4"
|Ground pressure, with bridge||12.2psi
|AVLB M60A1: Armament|
|AN/VVS-2 night vision viewer for operator|
|AVLB M60A1: Armor|
|Cast homogeneous steel|
|Location||Thickness||Angle from vertical|
|Lower front||5.63" to 3.35"
14.3cm to 8.51cm
|Sides||2.9" to 1.41"
7.4cm to 3.58cm
|0° to 45°|
|Exhaust grille||1.0" equivalent
|Lower rear||1.6" to 1.2"
4.1cm to 3.0cm
|30° to 60°|
|AVLB M60A1: Automotive|
|Engine||Continental AVDS-1790-2A, or -2D, or -2DA; 12 cylinder, 4 cycle, 90° vee, supercharged diesel|
|Torque||Net: 1575 ft-lb@1750rpm
Gross: 1710 ft-lb@1800rpm
|Transmission||General Motors CD-850-6A, 2 ranges forward, 1 reverse|
|AVLB M60A1: Suspension|
|Type||Road wheels||Track return rollers|
|Torsion bar||6 independently sprung dual/track||3 dual/track|
|Drive sprockets||Idlers||Shock absorbers||11-tooth rear drive||Dual compensating at front of track||On first 2 and last road wheels/track|
|AVLB M60A1: Track|
|Center guide, double pin, rubber chevron|
|Shoes/track||81||Ground contact length||166.72"
|Center guide, double pin, replaceable rubber pad|
|Shoes/track||80||Ground contact length||166.72"
|AVLB M60A1: Performance|
|Max level road speed||30mph sustained
|Max grade||30%||Max sideslope||15%|
|Max vertical obstacle||15"
|Min turning diameter||Pivot|
|Max fording depth||48"
The hulls of the M60A1 and M60A2 were converted into bridgelayers. The conversion involved removing the turret and housing the crew within the turret ring under cupolas with pivoting hatches. The operator drove the vehicle and worked the bridge hydraulic controls, while the commander served as a ground guide. The bridge launching and resting equipment was installed on the hull roof, and the scissors-type bridge was stowed on the of the hull. Up to a 60' (18m) span could be crossed with a class 60 or 70 bridge that featured a roadway width of 150" (380cm). Hydraulic cylinders raised the bridge from the chassis, lowered it to the ground, and finally unfolded it. The bridge could be emplaced in 2-5 minutes, and could be retrieved from either end of the bridge in 10 mintues. Slope limits when launching the bridge were 15% uphill and downhill and 8% to the side. Without the bridge, the vehicle was 339.6" (862.6cm) long, 120" (300cm) tall, and 144" (366cm) wide, and it weighed 92,200lb (41,800kg) with a 9.0psi (.63kg/cm²) ground pressure.