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M5A1 Stuart — Tier IV Chinese light tank

M5A1 Stuart

IV
Cost
  • 45 000
  • 2 500
Preceded by
Succeeded by

Parameters

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490
HP
1 / 8
267.4m
View range
1 / 8
Firepower
Shell
954
DPM
2 / 8
81
Penetration
4 / 8
50
Damage
4 / 8
2
Devices/crew damage
6 / 8
Burst damage
— / —
950
Velocity
1 / 8
14.81%
Penetration loss over distance
4 / 8
Explosion radius
— / —
572
DPM
7 / 8
130
Penetration
3 / 8
30
Damage
5 / 8
4
Devices/crew damage
6 / 8
Burst damage
— / —
1050
Velocity
2 / 8
15.38%
Penetration loss over distance
3 / 8
Explosion radius
— / —
1240
DPM
2 / 7
25
Penetration
4 / 7
65
Damage
6 / 7
30
Devices/crew damage
5 / 7
Burst damage
— / —
834
Velocity
5 / 7
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
0.47
Explosion radius
5 / 7
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
47.0
Caliber
5 / 8
19.08
Rate of fire
4 / 8
3.14
Reload time
2 / 6
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
1.23
Base aim time
2 / 8
0.331
Dispersion
1 / 8
Dispersion factors
0.150
When moving
3 / 8
0.150
When rotating
3 / 8
0.080
When rotating turret
4 / 8
3.000
After shot
3 / 8
Gun angles
10°
Depression
2 / 8
20°
Elevation
4 / 8
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 8
50.75
Turret traverse speed
1 / 8
Mobility
17.85
Weight
4 / 8
Speed
52
Forward
3 / 8
18
Backward
5 / 8
Effective Power / Weight ratio
21.01
On hard terrain
5 / 8
19.10
On medium terrain
5 / 8
14.01
On soft terrain
4 / 8
Traverse speed
58.81
On hard terrain
2 / 8
53.47
On medium terrain
1 / 8
39.21
On soft terrain
2 / 8
4.20m×2.21m×1.82m
Size
6 / 8
Concealment
31.60%
While still
7 / 8
31.60%
While moving
7 / 8
10.89%
Upon firing while still
5 / 8
10.89%
Upon firing while moving
5 / 8
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 267m
198.4m
While still
198.4m
While moving
243.4m
Upon firing while still
243.4m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 108–135
  • 81–108
  • 54–81
  • 27–54
  • 0–27
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
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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 first tanks of the M5 series were produced in April 1942, and a new modification, the M5A1, was preferred over other variants. After the M24 Chaffee was developed, the M5A1 tanks were deemed obsolete and were exported to other countries, including China. A total of 100 tanks of this type were supplied to the Kuomintang. During the Civil War (1946–1949), many of these vehicles were captured by the PLA.