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M3 Light — Tier III Soviet light tank

M3 Light

III

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
395
HP
15 / 20
234.0
View range
17 / 20
Firepower
Shell
817
DPM
16 / 19
48
Penetration
16 / 19
40
Damage
11 / 19
50
Devices/crew damage
11 / 19
Burst damage
— / —
765
Velocity
11 / 19
25.00%
Penetration loss over distance
12 / 19
Explosion radius
— / —
715
DPM
16 / 19
70
Penetration
17 / 19
35
Damage
12 / 19
50
Devices/crew damage
11 / 19
Burst damage
— / —
956
Velocity
10 / 19
12.86%
Penetration loss over distance
1 / 18
Explosion radius
— / —
1021
DPM
16 / 19
19
Penetration
7 / 19
50
Damage
12 / 19
50
Devices/crew damage
12 / 19
Burst damage
— / —
765
Velocity
10 / 19
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
0.31
Explosion radius
12 / 19
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
37.0
Caliber
12 / 20
20.42
Rate of fire
9 / 20
2.94
Reload time
3 / 13
0.00
Magazin reload time
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Shell reload time
— / —
Gun handling
1.61
Base aim time
5 / 20
0.341
Dispersion
2 / 20
Dispersion factors
0.180
When moving
3 / 20
0.180
When rotating
3 / 20
0.080
When rotating turret
1 / 20
3.000
After shot
8 / 20
Gun angles
10°
Depression
4 / 20
25°
Elevation
2 / 20
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 20
43.83
Turret traverse speed
8 / 20
Mobility
12.01
Weight
13 / 20
Speed
61
Forward
5 / 20
20
Backward
1 / 20
Effective Power / Weight ratio
20.89
On hard terrain
11 / 20
18.24
On medium terrain
11 / 20
15.12
On soft terrain
10 / 20
Traverse speed
43.56
On hard terrain
14 / 20
38.03
On medium terrain
15 / 20
31.52
On soft terrain
11 / 20
4.30m×2.24m×2.14m
Size
14 / 20

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Historical Reference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.

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