Original upload 09 August 2015 3:27AM. It was more widely known by the moniker General Stuart, given it by the British, who received a significant number of them in 1941 and 1942 via Lend-Lease. War Thunder - M3A1 Stuart "Load The Gun!" Covering with the forest or using the landscape for attacking the enemy with surprise by the sides, or the rear. so, yeah as the title says, the stuart is rediclously OP, i was in a Panzer IV, stuart penetrated angled front armour, then i was in a StuG 3 aufs E and it penetrated front , it needs to be removed or nerfed seriously. Another aspect worth mentioning here is the mobility of the Stuart I, while not the fastest vehicle at its BR it certainly still has competitive mobility that will allow it to reach capture points in quickly or get to a good camping or flanking position before most enemy or friendly vehicles alike. The machine guns on the hull sides were removed, so now the total machine guns were reduced from five to three. with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB) and 1.7 (RB/SB). In 1942, the Stuarts were generally kept as recon units rather than combat units, and some were even modified to improve speed and range by removing the turret, and others were converted to armoured personnel carriers and command vehicles. All Discussions Screenshots Artwork Broadcasts Videos News Guides Reviews The Light Tank M3A1 Stuart is a rank I American light tank The Light Tank M5A1 Stuart is an rank II American light tank with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). M5A1 Stuart (5th Canadian Armored Division) : War Thunder : Light tank M5A1 Stuart (5th Canadian Armored Division) - Info This pack includes: M5A1 Stuart (Rank 2 USA); Thach's F2A-1 Buffalo (Rank 1, USA); Premium account for 15 days; 2000 Golden Eagles; 120000 Silver Lions. This Advanced Pack includes: After World War II, the Stuarts were given out as cheap surplus, countries such as China, India, and Pakistan picked up a few and used them in their conflicts. However, the M3 was becoming an ageing design with inferior armour, cramped interior layout, and a small 37 mm gun, so a program to replace the light tank began in 1943 and became the M24 Chaffee, which would eventually replace the M3 Light Tank mostly after World War II. The inside of the tank is fairly cramped with the two turret members standing, this means that the likelihood of a crew member being hit is fairly high. How do you play it? Suspension wheels and bogies are 15 mm thick, tracks are 10 mm thick. This site uses We recommend the following browsers Select Language Site search Donate Site search Donate That did, however, require more training for gunners, a difficult assignment under battlefield conditions. Virus scan. The Light Tank, M3 was an American light tank which was nicknamed in British service under Stuart, after American Civil War Confederate general J. E. B. Stuart. The British were the first to use the M3 Stuart in Africa in 1941, using it in Operation Crusader. It was one of the first American tanks to be released with the American ground tree in Update 1.45 "Steel Generals". Coochie Minh. There is a nice stabiliser for the cannon which is a big advantage when exchanging fire, as it allows you to move out of cover and fire (usually before the enemy) without having to wait for your tank to stop wobbling. Actually a better variant design. During the late 1930s Bell engineers decided to build a fighter around a new 37mm gun. Production of the M3 began in March 1941 at the American Car & Foundry factory. Make sure to target modules and crew positions to maximise the damage. Specific enemy vehicles that bear mentioning are any German vehicles with the 20 mm KwK/FlaK38 cannon, this gun might be small but can have up to 64 mm of penetration, which is enough to go through the Stuart I at almost any point even frontally, these guns can also fire 10 rounds at 280 rounds/min before having to reload the clip, this means that they will easily take out your crew before you have a chance to respond. The Soviet Union was also another user of the M3 but found it unfavourable due to their own logistics, plus it was not made to withstand the Russian Rasputitsa or even the winter. Or, shoot the right side of the gun mantlet to disable its gunner. This variant had about 6,810 units produced. The Stuart light tank design was also quite versatile that it was made into different variants for different roles on the battlefield. If the assault seems deemed to fail, you can quickly turn back and speed your escape out the frontline, this thanks to its highly mobile transmission. These tanks can also carry an APHEBC round that will destroy you in one shot with little difficulty, to counter you should use your speed to attempt to get a side shot into either the turret or engine. New ground vehicles, reworked maps as well as many improvements, fixes and a plethora of other surprises awaits! The most used variant, the M5A1 Stuart, had a completely redesigned hull and turret, with the hull most notably having a full sloping frontal armour than the previous designs. Other than scouting, the M3s were also used in cavalry roles and infantry support since their cannon are unable to compete with the German tank designs. The Light Tank M3A1 Stuart is a rank I American light tank with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB) and 2.0 (RB/SB). If you are skilled the two MG can effectively damage low-flying biplanes. From the end of 1941 to the beginning of 1942 a lack of standard gas-powered Continental aircraft engines forced some tanks to be outfitted with 265 hp Guiberson T-1020-4 diesel-powered, nine-cylinder, air-cooled radial engines capable of reaching 2,250 rpm. This Advanced Pack includes: Always go for the gunners or drivers first, if you failed then they can always fight back and one-shot you. Introducing War Thunder: Starfighters, a brand new major update that introduces the Italian Fleet, Japanese helicopters, several iconic jet aircraft, including the famous F-104 family! Though the Stuarts were newer than the Japanese tank designs by about five years, they were seen as equal in performance and firepower, but the M3 benefited by the support of the American industry arm. The M3 was also some of the first US tanks to be converted into flamethrower tanks, named as the "Satan". 4,300. The successor to the M2 series of light tanks, the M3 is a a heavily modified M2 with a slightly different suspension and gun layout. Even at longer ranges the M3A1 can be a competent sniper, especially if facing lighter vehicles with flat armour or the side armour of a targeted enemy, firing from long range is another way to ensure that your light armour does not hold you back, being at long range will usually prevent or make it difficult for enemy's to successfully hit your vehicle. Nevertheless, the first variant M3 saw about 5,811 units produced. Interested in purchasing something from the War Thunder Store? The Stuarts served in the Pacific slightly better than its heavier counterparts such as the M4 Shermans due to its lighter weight and manoeuvrability in the poor jungle terrain, but the M3 Stuarts in the Pacific were gradually replaced by M4 Shermans due to heavy losses from its thinner armour. The Stuart I can reach a speed of 49 km/h off-road and up to 50 km/h on road. The first machine gun noted is in a coaxial mount aligned with the gun, second is mounted on the turret top in a pintle mount. The extremely mobile and rapid-firing M3 Stuart and the manoeuvrable Rasmussen's P-36A - both with premium bonuses, 7 days of Premium account and Silver Lions - ideal start for a new player in War Thunder! M3A3 Stuart Data M3A3 Stuart Drawings The successor to the M2 series of light tanks, the M3 is a a heavily modified M2 with a slightly different suspension and gun layout. The design also featured a welded armour design to remove the weakness of riveted armour. Learn how to use it and remember it's not the same with all British tanks. Light Tank M5A1 Stuart. While charging, use the M3A1's quick turns to suddenly change direction to avoid being shot if they are aiming and firing at the M3A1. 1 page 351-353 by R.P. ␗Light Tank M3A3 Stuart. It was introduced in Update "Starfighters". #12. 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