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Canada
Light Tank M3 (Stuart II) (Stuart II)

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The Light tank M3 Stuart II was a tank based on the M2A4 with an upgraded 37mm anti tank gun later models having a gyrostabiliser.

The power was provided by a 250hp Guiberson diesel engine, driving through the front drive wheel, then via 2 pairs of road wheels to a rear idler then back over 3 return rollers.

The models varied from the early rivetted models to the very late fully welded models..


General Details
Specifications
Operational Date(s)1940
Quantity Produced5811
Weightunknown
Crew4
M.G's small5
M.G's large(>10mm)n/a
Length5.00 mtr
Width2.00 mtr
Height3.00 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed36 mph
Max Cross Country Speed20 mph
Range Road130 miles
Range Cross Countryunknown
Fuel TypeDiesel
Fuel Capacity54 gal
Horse Power250 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information
The Light tank M3 Stuart II was a tank based on the M2A4 with an upgraded 37mm anti tank gun later models having a gyrostabiliser.

The power was provided by a 250hp Guiberson diesel engine, driving through the front drive wheel, then via 2 pairs of road wheels to a rear idler then back over 3 return rollers.

The models varied from the early rivetted models to the very late fully welded models.

Armour Details
Turret
Front38mm@(38mm)
Side25mm@(25mm)
Rear25mm@(25mm)
Top10mm@90°(10mm)
Superstructure
Front38mm@45°(54mm)
Side25mm@(25mm)
Rear25mm@(25mm)
Top9mm@90°(9mm)
Hull
Front38mm@45°(54mm)
Side25mm@(25mm)
Rear25mm@(25mm)
Top9mm@90°(9mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 54 mm - Minimum 9 mm



Weapon Details
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37mm Antitank Gun M6
(Anti Tank Gun)
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History
This was the Tank mounted version of the 37mm M3
ManufacturerWatervliet Arsenal
Calibre37mm
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Explosive Content
AP M74 Shot(AP)
37mm 0.86Kg 885M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 36mm @ 500mtr/0° ( ≈ 36mm/0°)
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.12 0.24 0.51 1.15 2.01 3.19 4.93 7.73
Penetration(mm@30°) 61 55 48 38 30 22 16 10
Penetration(mm@0°) 71 64 56 45 35 26 19 12
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 96 64 25 8 2


 
AP(AP)
37mm 0.86Kg 885M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 25mm@2000m
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.12 0.24 0.51 1.15 2.01 3.19 4.93 7.73
Penetration(mm@30°) 61 55 48 38 30 22 16 10
Penetration(mm@0°) 71 64 56 45 35 26 19 12
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 96 64 25 8 2



HE M63 Shell(HE)
37mm 0.73Kg 792M/Sec 0.039Kg explosive
Maximum Range 3000 Mtr
Range(Mtr)10002000300040005000600070008000
Flight Time(Secs) 1.73 5.51 20.09
Burst radius Infantry in open 99% kill0 mtr Burst radius Infantry in open 66% kill1 mtr
Burst radius Infantry in open 33% kill3 mtr  Armour Penetration inc roof at 1 mtr0 mm
An explosion within 1 mtr of infantry in the open will cause > 66% casualties and could damage some AFV's.
An explosion within 3 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 33% casualties.
The blast effect of this shell exploding within 1 mtr of an armoured vehicle will not cause any significant armour damage.

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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