The M3A1 was the follow on to the M3 light tank, incorporating various improvements. Notably, in an attempt to speed up production, the M3A1 hull dispensed with many of its rivets and instead the plates were welded together (a necessary correction on the Academy kit. The commander's cupola was eliminated as were the fixed sponson machine guns. Periscopes and sighting mechanisms were upgraded. The introduction of a hydraulic traverse for the turret to improve the speed and accuracy of aiming the 37mm gun necessitated internal changes, including a basket with floor for the commander and gunner.
The Evil Empire on the Brazos (BEE) chronicles the on going wars (games) and the diplomatic efforts (Posts/GNN Reports) of all the known nations (wargame collections) in my little area of the galaxy.My goal is to both entertain
and inform those new to art of miniature wargaming, and have a few laughs with it. This Blog is open to all and also welcomes comment from all and I hope that many will come to join in the madness.....)