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M3 Stuart
Technical Information

Background
Primary Allied tank at the start of World War II. Later, replaced by the M4 Sherman.

M3
The inital production version

M3A1
Update number one

M3A3 (Stuart V)
Had a heightened round tube above the turret. 3,427 produced

M5A1 (Stuart VI)
M5 with the turret of the M3A3; this was the major variant in US units by 1943. A total of 6,810 were produced.

Production
Built by American Car and Foundry during September 1942 - September 1943. Of 3,427 produced, 2433 went to the Allies receiving Lease Lend (mainly to British Commonwealth: Australia, China and Russia), the rest went to the US military.

Technical Details
Crew  Four (driver, gunner, loader, commander)
Armor  25mm hull
Maximum Speed  (road) 25 mph
Turret  37mm Gun
Armament
 3 x .30 Browning M1919 MG
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