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M3 Light — Tier III Soviet light tank

M3 Light

III

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
400
HP
10 / 16
231.0
View range
13 / 16
Firepower
Shell
516
DPM
13 / 16
48
Penetration
13 / 16
40
Damage
4 / 16
2
Devices/crew damage
5 / 16
Burst damage
— / —
765
Velocity
9 / 16
25.00%
Penetration loss over distance
10 / 16
Explosion radius
— / —
452
DPM
7 / 15
70
Penetration
13 / 15
35
Damage
4 / 15
2
Devices/crew damage
9 / 15
Burst damage
— / —
956
Velocity
8 / 15
12.86%
Penetration loss over distance
1 / 15
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
8 / 16
12.90
Rate of fire
11 / 16
4.65
Reload time
6 / 10
0.00
Magazin reload time
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Shell reload time
— / —
Gun handling
1.63
Base aim time
4 / 16
0.345
Dispersion
2 / 16
Dispersion factors
0.180
When moving
5 / 16
0.180
When rotating
5 / 16
0.080
When rotating turret
2 / 16
3.000
After shot
7 / 16
Gun angles
10°
Depression
3 / 16
25°
Elevation
2 / 16
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 16
41.98
Turret traverse speed
7 / 16
Mobility
12.01
Weight
9 / 16
Speed
61
Forward
5 / 16
20
Backward
2 / 16
Effective Power / Weight ratio
20.28
On hard terrain
10 / 16
17.70
On medium terrain
10 / 16
14.68
On soft terrain
8 / 16
Traverse speed
41.72
On hard terrain
11 / 16
36.42
On medium terrain
12 / 16
30.19
On soft terrain
7 / 16
4.30m×2.24m×2.14m
Size
13 / 16

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
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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Historical Reference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.

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