M5A1 Stuart

Light Tank M5A1 (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 M5A1 was a fully tracked all-terrain vehicle designed for military operations. M5A1, 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 M5A1 tank for purposes of identification and reference. For more detailed information about this armored fighting vehicle, refer to M5A1 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, M5A1 Stuart
Manufacturer(s)n.a.
Production Quantity6810Production PeriodNov. 1942-Jun. 1944
TypeLight TankCrew4
Length /hull (m)4.84Barrel Overhang (m)n.a.
Width (m)2.29Height (m)2.57
Combat Weight (kg)15500Radio EquipmentSCR508/528/538
FIREPOWER
Primary Armament37mm Gun M6Ammunition Carried147
Traverse (degrees)Hydraulic (360°)Elevation (degrees)-12° to +20°
Traverse speed (360°)15 sec.Sightn.a.
Secondary Armament3 x .30 caliber MG M1919A4 (AA, coaxial, bow)Ammunition Carried6750

MOBILITY CHARACTERISTICS
Engine Make & Model2 x Cadillac Series 42Track Links66/track
Type & Displacement2 x V8, 5.7 litersTrack Width29.5 cm
Horsepower (max.)2 x 148hp@3200rpmTrack Ground Contact297.2 cm
Power/Weight Ratio19.1 hp/tGround Pressure12.6 psi
Gearbox4 forward, 1 reverseGround Clearance (m)0.42
FuelGasoline (Petrol)Turning Radius (m)12.8
Range on/off road (km)161Gradient (degrees)31°
Mileage (liters/100km)252 on roadVertical Obstacle (m)0.46
Fuel Capacity (liters)405Fording (m)0.91
Speed on/off road58 km/hTrench Crossing (m)1.62
ARMOR PROTECTION
Armor DetailFrontSideRearTop/Bottom
Hull38-64mm@67-90°29mm@90°(front)25mm@73°13mm@0°(front)
15mm@90°(rear)10mm@0°(rear)
Superstructure29mm@42°-25mm@90°(lower)13mm@0°
25mm@41°(upper)
Turret44mm@80°32mm@90°32mm@90°13mm@0-15°
Mantlet51mm@76-90°---

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