Thai M60A3 with extra wood armor

Defence Blog has posted some unusual pictures of an up-armoring scheme by the Thailand Army on their M60A3.  This consists of a metal framework along the side of the vehicle filled with….logs.  Check it out.


No other information is given in the blog post, just pictures.  One has to wonder exactly how effective this wood armor is and what threat it is intended to negate.  More photos available here.


  1. The wood sticks are Eucalyptus wood for sure. There ‘re some very hard wood in Thai forest but since all industrial logging has been prohibited some 20 years ago and Eucalyptus is promoted to plant by the big pulp company in the countryside, it’s easier to get it to try.


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