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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Light Tank M5 (Stuart VI)
(also known as Stuart VI)


Light Tank M5 (Stuart VI)

Armour Details


 Front 51mm@0(51.0mm)
 Side  32mm@0(32.0mm)
 Rear  32mm@0(32.0mm)
 Top  10mm@90(10.0mm)


 Front 57mm@45(81.0mm)
 Side  28mm@0(28.0mm)
 Rear  28mm@0(28.0mm)
 Top  9mm@90(9.0mm)


 Front 57mm@45(81.0mm)
 Side  28mm@0(28.0mm)
 Rear  28mm@0(28.0mm)
 Top  9mm@90(9.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 81 (mm) - Minimum 9 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1942 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 2075
Weight  15 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small 2
M.G's Large -
Length 4.38 (mtr)
Width 2.26 (mtr)
Height 2.31 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 40 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 24 (mph)
Range Road 100 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 89
Horse Power 220
Power/Weight 14.66 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The Light Tank M5 (Stuart VI)also known as Stuart VI was a light tank , 2075 of which were used by the british between 1942 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 2.26 metres wide, 4.38 metres long, 2.31 metres high and weighed 15 tonnes.

Powered by a 220hp petrol engine the Light Tank M5 (Stuart VI) was capable of a road speed of 40mph and a cross country speed of 24mph. The 89 gallon fuel capacity gave the Light Tank M5 (Stuart VI) a road range of 100 miles

Based on the light tank chassis, the vehicle was armed with 2 light machine guns, a 37mm Antitank Gun M3 with a muzzle velocity of 885m/sec which was capable of penetrating 48mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
37mm Antitank Gun M3
 Calibre 37 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 885 m/sec
 Shell Weight 0.86 Kg
 Ammunition133 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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