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M3 Light — Tier III Soviet light tank

M3 Light

III
Sell Price
  • 850

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
400
HP
11 / 17
231.0m
View range
13 / 17
Firepower
Shell
516
DPM
16 / 17
48
Penetration
14 / 17
40
Damage
8 / 17
2
Devices/crew damage
5 / 17
Burst damage
— / —
765
Velocity
10 / 17
25.00%
Penetration loss over distance
12 / 17
Explosion radius
— / —
387
DPM
13 / 16
70
Penetration
14 / 16
30
Damage
5 / 16
2
Devices/crew damage
10 / 16
Burst damage
— / —
956
Velocity
9 / 16
12.86%
Penetration loss over distance
1 / 16
Explosion radius
— / —
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
37.0
Caliber
9 / 17
12.90
Rate of fire
12 / 17
4.65
Reload time
6 / 11
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
1.15
Base aim time
1 / 17
0.345
Dispersion
2 / 17
Dispersion factors
0.180
When moving
5 / 17
0.180
When rotating
5 / 17
0.080
When rotating turret
2 / 17
3.000
After shot
7 / 17
Gun angles
10°
Depression
3 / 17
25°
Elevation
2 / 17
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 17
41.98
Turret traverse speed
7 / 17
Mobility
12.01
Weight
10 / 17
Speed
61
Forward
5 / 17
20
Backward
2 / 17
Effective Power / Weight ratio
19.40
On hard terrain
10 / 17
17.70
On medium terrain
10 / 17
14.68
On soft terrain
7 / 17
Traverse speed
41.72
On hard terrain
12 / 17
38.08
On medium terrain
11 / 17
31.56
On soft terrain
9 / 17
4.30m×2.24m×2.14m
Size
14 / 17
Concealment
29.70%
While still
17 / 17
29.70%
While moving
9 / 17
11.01%
Upon firing while still
11 / 17
11.01%
Upon firing while moving
6 / 17
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 253m
192.7m
While still
192.7m
While moving
230.6m
Upon firing while still
230.6m
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
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the side
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the back
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
Historical Reference

The most famous light tank of World War II, with a total of 13,859 vehicles manufactured from 1941 through September 1943. 1,576 tanks (mostly of the M3A1 version) were supplied to the U.S.S.R. under Lend-Lease, and many more to the British.