Primary Allied tank at the start of World War II. Later, replaced by the M4 Sherman.
The inital production version
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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.
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.