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M2 Light — Tier I American light tank

M2 Light

I
Cost
  • 0
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Parameters

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250
HP
3 / 6
258.4m
View range
1 / 6
Firepower
Shell
457
DPM
3 / 6
48
Penetration
4 / 6
40
Damage
1 / 6
1
Devices/crew damage
3 / 6
Burst damage
— / —
850
Velocity
2 / 6
25.00%
Penetration loss over distance
2 / 6
Explosion radius
— / —
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
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Velocity
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Penetration loss over distance
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Velocity
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Penetration loss over distance
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Explosion radius
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DPM
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Penetration
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Damage
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Burst damage
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Velocity
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%
Penetration loss over distance
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Explosion radius
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37.0
Caliber
4 / 6
11.43
Rate of fire
4 / 6
5.25
Reload time
3 / 4
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
1.41
Base aim time
2 / 6
0.375
Dispersion
1 / 6
Dispersion factors
0.200
When moving
3 / 6
0.200
When rotating
3 / 6
0.100
When rotating turret
2 / 6
3.500
After shot
3 / 6
Gun angles
6°
Depression
6 / 6
19°
Elevation
6 / 6
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 6
42.67
Turret traverse speed
6 / 6
Mobility
9.38
Weight
4 / 6
Speed
46
Forward
1 / 6
18
Backward
1 / 6
Effective Power / Weight ratio
21.23
On hard terrain
1 / 6
15.96
On medium terrain
2 / 6
12.86
On soft terrain
2 / 6
Traverse speed
44.27
On hard terrain
4 / 6
33.29
On medium terrain
6 / 6
26.82
On soft terrain
6 / 6
3.85m×2.20m×2.04m
Size
5 / 6
Concealment
29.20%
While still
3 / 6
22.70%
While moving
3 / 6
9.68%
Upon firing while still
2 / 6
8.02%
Upon firing while moving
2 / 6
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 242m
185.9m
While still
198.4m
While moving
223.4m
Upon firing while still
226.6m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 64–80
  • 48–64
  • 32–48
  • 16–32
  • 0–16
Spaced armor
  • 64–80
  • 48–64
  • 32–48
  • 16–32
  • 0–16
Weak
Strong
Chances of getting penetrated from 100m distance by average tank of given type:
  • — less than 30%
  • — between 30% and 70%
  • — more than 70%

Armor performance

Based on tank position, enemy tank type and shells
In battle vs:
Head on
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the side
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the back
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
Historical Reference

Development of the vehicle based on the M2A3 model was started in December 1938. The tank featured a new two-man turret with more powerful armament. A total of 365 vehicles were manufactured from May 1940 through March 1941. In April 1942, ten additional tanks were produced for training purposes. Some vehicles were supplied to the U.K. under Lend-Lease, others were deployed with the U.S. Marine Corps and saw combat in the Pacific Theater.