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== Description ==
== Description ==
''Write an introduction to the article in 2-3 small paragraphs. Briefly tell us about the history of the development and combat using the weaponry and also about its features. Make an air or ground vehicles list on which this weapon is installed in our game.''
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[[File:Weapon M5 (37 mm).png|350px|thumb|left|The {{PAGENAME}} on the Grant I.]]
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===

Revision as of 15:50, 17 May 2020


The M5 (37 mm) on the Grant I.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Penetration Chart M5 (37 mm)
Penetration Chart M5 (37 mm)

Available shells

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
M74B1 AP 78 76 65 54 44 37
M51B1/B2 APC 78 76 65 54 44 37
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
in m/s
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
0% 50% 100%
M74B1 AP 883 0.87 N/A N/A N/A -1° 47° 60° 65°
M51B1/B2 APC 883 0.87 N/A N/A N/A +4° 48° 63° 71°

M74 and M51 are used by M2A4 and M3 Stuart only. M74B1 and M51B1/B2 are used by M3 Lee and Grant I only.

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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Very good penetration for a reserve tank AP shell

Fast reload

Can carry a lot of rounds


HE shell carries too little explosive filler to be worthwhile using.

Primitive shell types. no APC, APBC or APHE

Mediocre accuracy, which made extra painful by lack of explosive filler


Examine the history of the creation and combat usage of this weapon. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(weapon-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article.


An excellent addition to the article would be a video guide, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

See also

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  • reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;
  • references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on weapon;
  • other literature.

USA tank cannons
25 mm  M242
37 mm  M3 · M5 · M6
57 mm  M1
75 mm  M2 · M2 Howitzer · M3 · M6 · M1897A4 · XM274
76 mm  M1 · M7 · M32 · T185E1
90 mm  M3 · M3A1 · M36 · M41 · M54 · T15E1 · T15E2 · T54 · T208E9
105 mm  M4 · M68 · M68A1 · Sharir · T5E1 · T5E2 · T140E2
106 mm  M40A1C
120 mm  M58 · M256 · T53
152 mm  M81 · M162 · XM150E5
155 mm  T7
57 mm  ZIS-2