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The MBT-70 was cancelled prior to production due to high cost, and superseded by the [[M1 Abrams]], which used a conventional gun. The M551 and the M60A2 were widely considered disappointing due to problems of overall complexity, sensitive advanced electrical systems (some components of which involved the Shillelagh guidance system) and issues related to the conventional rounds with combustible cases, though the Sheridan would serve into the 1990s before finally being withdrawn. The M60A2's were eventually replaced by M60A3s using conventional 105 mm guns.
 
The MBT-70 was cancelled prior to production due to high cost, and superseded by the [[M1 Abrams]], which used a conventional gun. The M551 and the M60A2 were widely considered disappointing due to problems of overall complexity, sensitive advanced electrical systems (some components of which involved the Shillelagh guidance system) and issues related to the conventional rounds with combustible cases, though the Sheridan would serve into the 1990s before finally being withdrawn. The M60A2's were eventually replaced by M60A3s using conventional 105 mm guns.
   
While U.S. experiments with gun-launched missiles led to a dead end, the [[Soviet Union]] put this technology into service in the mid-1970s, and it continues to be used in CIS forces. Tanks capable of firing gun-launched missiles in Russian service include the [[T-72]], [[T-90]], and upgraded [[T-55]] (T-55AM2). Ukraine also employs missile-armed [[T-64]], [[T-80]], and [[T-84]] tanks.
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While U.S. experiments with gun-launched missiles led to a dead end, the [[Soviet Union]] put this technology into service in the mid-1970s, and it continues to be used in CIS forces. Tanks capable of firing gun-launched missiles in Russian service include the [[T-72]], [[T-90]], and upgraded [[T-55]] (T-55AM2). [[Ukraine]] also employs missile-armed [[T-64]], [[T-80]], and [[T-84]] tanks.
   
 
==History in the Cold War==
 
==History in the Cold War==

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