M3A1 Stuart

Light Tank M3A1 (Stuart) was an armored vehicle (tank, AFV or armoured fighting vehicle) in combat use during the Second World War (World War II or WWII) in various theaters. The M3A1 was a fully tracked all-terrain vehicle designed for military operations. M3A1, also known as the Stuart, was produced and deployed by the US Army of the United States of America (USA). The technical drawing (plan, layout or profile) shows the general appearance characteristics of the specified model (version) of the M3A1 tank for purposes of identification and reference. For more detailed information about this armored fighting vehicle, refer to M3A1 Stuart.

Country Name Origin Year
United States of America 1942
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
United States of America View
GENERAL DATA
Other Designation(s)Light Tank, M3A1 Stuart
Manufacturer(s)n.a.
Production Quantity4410Production PeriodMay 1942-Jan. 1943
TypeLight TankCrew4
Length /hull (m)4.53Barrel Overhang (m)n.a.
Width (m)2.24Height (m)2.39
Combat Weight (kg)12900Radio EquipmentSCR508
FIREPOWER
Primary Armament37mm Gun M6Ammunition Carried106
Traverse (degrees)Hydraulic (360°)Elevation (degrees)-10° to +20°
Traverse speed (360°)15 sec.Sightn.a.
Secondary Armament3 x .30 caliber MG M1919A4 (AA, coaxial, bow)Ammunition Carried7220

MOBILITY CHARACTERISTICS
Engine Make & ModelContinental W-670-9ATrack Links66/track
Type & DisplacementR7, 10.9 litersTrack Width29.5 cm
Horsepower (max.)262hp@2400rpmTrack Ground Contact297.2 cm
Power/Weight Ratio20.3 hp/tGround Pressure10.5 psi
Gearbox5 forward, 1 reverseGround Clearance (m)0.42
FuelGasoline (Petrol)Turning Radius (m)12.8
Range on/off road (km)113(217)Gradient (degrees)31°
Mileage (liters/100km)217 on roadVertical Obstacle (m)0.61
Fuel Capacity (liters)245 + 2x114 auxiliaryFording (m)0.91
Speed on/off road58 km/hTrench Crossing (m)1.83
ARMOR PROTECTION
Armor DetailFrontSideRearTop/Bottom
Hull44mm@67°25mm@90°25mm@70°13mm@0°(front)
10mm@0°(rear)
Superstructure16mm@21°(lower)25mm@90°25mm@90°(lower)13mm@0°
38mm@73°(upper)25mm@31°(upper)
Turret38mm@80°25mm@90°25mm@90°13mm@0-15°
Mantlet38mm@76-90°---
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