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M3 Stuart — Tier II American light tank

M3 Stuart

II
Cost
  • 1 200
  • 210
Preceded by
Succeeded by

Parameters

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320
HP
7 / 12
253.0m
View range
1 / 12
Firepower
Shell
581
DPM
4 / 12
52
Penetration
3 / 12
45
Damage
5 / 12
1
Devices/crew damage
7 / 12
Burst damage
— / —
850
Velocity
4 / 12
13.46%
Penetration loss over distance
2 / 12
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
— / —
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
37.0
Caliber
6 / 12
12.90
Rate of fire
8 / 12
4.65
Reload time
4 / 7
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
1.05
Base aim time
2 / 12
0.364
Dispersion
3 / 12
Dispersion factors
0.140
When moving
1 / 12
0.180
When rotating
2 / 12
0.080
When rotating turret
1 / 12
3.000
After shot
6 / 12
Gun angles
10°
Depression
4 / 12
20°
Elevation
6 / 12
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 12
41.72
Turret traverse speed
3 / 12
Mobility
12.56
Weight
3 / 12
Speed
50
Forward
3 / 12
20
Backward
1 / 12
Effective Power / Weight ratio
17.74
On hard terrain
8 / 12
16.26
On medium terrain
8 / 12
12.84
On soft terrain
7 / 12
Traverse speed
39.21
On hard terrain
9 / 12
35.94
On medium terrain
9 / 12
28.37
On soft terrain
6 / 12
4.30m×2.24m×1.88m
Size
10 / 12
Concealment
29.86%
While still
5 / 12
29.86%
While moving
1 / 12
11.06%
Upon firing while still
2 / 12
11.06%
Upon firing while moving
1 / 12
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 253m
192.4m
While still
192.4m
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

Developed in 1938 through 1941 on the basis of the M2. Mass-produced from 1941. More than 13,000 vehicles in various versions were built, from the M3 to the M3A3, all of which were supplied to almost every allied nation under Lend-Lease. The M3 tanks were designated Stuart I by the British, while the M3A1 version received the designation Stuart III. The M3 first saw action in the battle at Sidi Rezegh.