M3A3 Stuart (France)

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Rank 2, Sweden
"The Swedish revolver": SAV 20.12.48
▄Light Tank M3A3 Stuart
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.3/2.3/2.0BR
4 peopleCrew
89 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
25 / 25 / 25Hull
38 / 31 / 31Turret
Mobility
12.6 tWeight
500 hp262 hpEngine power
40 hp/t21 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
64 km/h forward
7 km/h back
58 km/h forward
6 km/h back
Speed
Armament
37 mm M6 cannonMain weapon
106 roundsAmmunition
2.9 / 3.7 sReload
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
verticalStabilizer
3 200 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
3 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
Economy
7 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png720 / 933/680 / 881/520 / 674Repair
3 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
110 Ge icon.pngAces
112 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
50 % Sl icon.png40 % Sl icon.png30 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the light tank M3A3 Stuart (France). For other uses, see M3 (Disambiguation). For other vehicles of the family, see M3 Stuart (Family).

Description

GarageImage M3A3 Stuart (France).jpg


The ▄Light Tank M3A3 Stuart is a rank II French light tank with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB) and 2.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 64 7 12.6 406 500 32.22 39.68
Realistic 58 6 232 262 18.41 20.79

Armaments

Main armament

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Additional armament

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Machine guns

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

The US lend-leased a total of 651 light tanks to the Free French forces, including 273 M3A3s, delivered prior to D-Day. All the light tanks of 2nd French Armoured Div. were M3A3s during the 1944 fighting in France. 1st and 5th Divisions had a mix of M3A3 and M5A1. Three of the five armoured recon battalions integral to the Free French infantry divisions also had a mixed fleet, while the 2 non-divisional armoured recon battalions, the 1st and 2nd Spahis Algeriens, were entirely M3A3-equipped. They would continue in service from D-Day until the end of the war in Europe.

Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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France light tanks
  AMD.35 · FCM.36 · R.35 (SA38) · Char 25t · AML-90
AMC  AMC.34 YR · AMC.35 (ACG.1)
AMX  AMX-13 · AMX-13 (FL11) · AMX-13-90 · AMX-13 (HOT) · AMX-13 (SS.11) · AMX-13-M24
Hotchkiss  H.35 · H.39 · H.39 "Cambronne"
Foreign  ▄Crusader Mk.II · ▄M3A3 Stuart