Monday, April 1, 2019

Tanker's Tuesday: The Grant M3 Tank

M3 Lee


The M3 Lee, officially Medium Tank, M3, was an American medium tank used during World War II. In Britain, the tank was called by two names based on the turret configuration and crew size. Tanks employing US pattern turrets were called the "Lee", named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Wiki
Crew: 7 (Lee) or 6 (Grant)
Wars: World War II
Main armament: 1 × 75 mm Gun M2/M3 in hull > 46 rounds;
Engine: Wright (Continental) R975 EC2; 400 hp (300 kW)/340 hp (250 kW)
Variants: numerous, see text
Operational range: 193 km (119 mi)
Secondary armament: 2-3–4 ×.30-06 Browning M1919A4 machine guns > 9,200 rounds


Tim Gow said...

As the Russians called it “the grave for seven comrades “.....

Don M said...

Yup, and for all that it was better than the Japanese tanks and served to the end of the war, not bad for a stop gap!