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Light Tank M3A1 (Stuart III)
(also known as Stuart III)


Light Tank M3A1 (Stuart III)

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Armour Details


 Front 38mm@0(38.0mm)
 Side  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Top  10mm@90(10.0mm)


 Front 38mm@45(54.0mm)
 Side  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Top  9mm@90(9.0mm)


 Front 38mm@45(54.0mm)
 Side  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Top  9mm@90(9.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 54 (mm) - Minimum 9 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1941 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 4621
Weight  12.7 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small 4
M.G's Large -
Length 4.58 (mtr)
Width 2.26 (mtr)
Height 2.31 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 34 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 20 (mph)
Range Road 124 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 54
Horse Power 250
Power/Weight 19.68 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The Light Tank M3A1 (Stuart III)also known as Stuart III was a light tank , 4621 of which were used by the british between 1941 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 2.26 metres wide, 4.58 metres long, 2.31 metres high and weighed 12.7 tonnes.

Powered by a 250hp petrol engine the Light Tank M3A1 (Stuart III) was capable of a road speed of 34mph and a cross country speed of 20mph. The 54 gallon fuel capacity gave the Light Tank M3A1 (Stuart III) a road range of 124 miles

Based on the light tank chassis, the vehicle was armed with 4 light machine guns, a 37mm Antitank Gun M6 with a muzzle velocity of 885m/sec which was capable of penetrating 48mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
37mm Antitank Gun M6
 Calibre 37 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 885 m/sec
 Shell Weight 0.86 Kg
 Ammunition113 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 60 58 55 48 41 35 28 21
Flight Time(secs) 0.11 0.23 0.48 1.06 1.73 2.53 3.51 4.8
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 98 77 44 22 18
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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