Model number: M61A5 Code name: Tank Unit type: main battle tank Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: unknown First deployment: UC 0061 Accommodation: 1 pilot and 1 gunner in standard cockpit Dimensions: overall height 3.9 meters; overall length 11.6 meters; overall width 3.9 meters Weight: unknown Armor materials: unknown Powerplant: unknown Propulsion: 2 x engine-driven caterpillar tread: maximum speed 90 km/h Performance: unknown Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x 4-tube smoke discharger, mounted on either side of turret; optional additional skirt armor Fixed armaments: 2 x 155mm cannon, mounted on turret; M-60 13.2mm machine gun, mounted on back of turret; M-299 machine gun, mounted in cupola
Technical and Historical Notes
The M61A5 Tank was an upgraded version of the Earth Federation Forces’ Type 61 Tank. The M61A5 used a pair of 155mm cannons instead of the original’s 150mm. These cannons could utilize multiple types of ammunition rounds. The M61A5 was also armed with M-60 and M-299 anti-personnel machine guns, and it also featured smoke dischargers. One M61A5 unit used by Herman Yandell in Europe was further customized by the addition of side skirt armor. Yandell’s unit was destroyed in combat against a custom colored MS-06J Zaku II.