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Britain
M3 Lee (Lee)

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The M3 Lee was designed in 1940 based on the existing fully tracked Medium Tank and was in use from 1941 to 1942.

Photo of M3 Lee (Lee)
M3 Lee(Lee) scale illustration

General Details
Specifications
Operational Date(s)1941 - 1942
Quantity Produced0
Weight27 tonne
Crew6
M.G's small3
M.G's large(>10mm)n/a
Length5.69 mtr
Width2.74 mtr
Height3.15 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed25 mph
Max Cross Country Speed13 mph
Range Road120 miles
Range Cross Country48 miles
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacity175 gal
Horse Power340 hp
Power/Weight12 hp/tonne
General Information
The M3 Lee was designed in 1940 based on the existing fully tracked Medium Tank and was in use from 1941 to 1942.

The vehicle was powered by Wright 'Continental R975 EC2' petrol powerplant producing 340 HP which could drive the vehicle on roads at up to 25 mph with a range of about 120 miles before refuelling. Its cross country performance was good providing a max speed of about 13 mph and a range of about 48 miles.

It was armed with 3 light machine guns.

Armour Details
Turret
Front51mm@47°(75mm)
Side51mm@(51mm)
Rear51mm@(51mm)
Top22mm@90°(22mm)
Superstructure
Front51mm@45°(72mm)
Side38mm@(38mm)
Rear38mm@(38mm)
Top13mm@87°(13mm)
Hull
Front45mm@45°(64mm)
Side38mm@(38mm)
Rear38mm@(38mm)
Top13mm@87°(13mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 75 mm - Minimum 13 mm

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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