M60A1 equipt. ID "box on the rear"

I found this image on Prime portal, while doing a search for M60A1 images during Desert Storm and wondered what it is for?
I have seen such parts being included in various 1/35 Abrams-kits too, but can not find anything on what it is for.
Any help would be really appreciated!!
Thanks!

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TLDR - mine marking system

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It’s a CLAMS marker.

Or Cleared LAne Marking System. It was attached to the rear of Army and Marine tanks fitted with mine plows and rakes, it would drop banners to marked cleared lanes for other vehicles to cross through.

An upgraded version is OEM on the M1150 ABV.

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Thanks!
That matches perfectly with the plow I had planned to attach to the M60!

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So, not a million miles away then from the Sov BRDM Rkh flag marking system?

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The CLAMS was also fitted to the German Keiler Mine Clearing Vehicle

H.P.

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Looks like we’ve come a long way from the boxes of chalk on the back of a Sherman Crab.

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