Friday, September 13, 2013

Tankspot 10: M3 Grant

Yep its time for the British brother of everyone favorite M3 Lee. The M3 Grant was an uparmoured, up gunned version of the M3 Lee. This tanks only downside over the M3 Lee was its speed.The grant served in North Africa until the end of that campaign. A regiment of M3 Mediums was also used by the U.S. 1st Armored Division in North Africa. In the North African campaign, the M3 was generally appreciated for its mechanical reliability, good armor and heavy firepower. In world of tanks this would probably fall as a premium or part of a tech tree along with the Sherman II and the Sherman Firefly. 

Known Stats:

Tier: 4
Classification: Medium
Tech Tree: (Unconfirmed) 2nd Britsh Medium Tree
Gun Type: 75mm Canon

This tank appeared for a brief moment in a video that also showcased the French super-heavies.

Wikipedia Information: The Medium Tank M3 was an American tank used during World War II. In Britain the tank was called by two names based on the turret configuration. Tanks employing US pattern turrets were called the "General Lee", named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Variants using British pattern turrets were known as "General Grant", named after U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant.
Design commenced in July 1940, and the first M3s were operational in late 1941.[1] The U.S. Army needed a good tank and coupled with United Kingdom's demand for 3,650 medium tanks immediately,[2] the Lee began production by late 1940. The M3 was well armed and armored for the period, but due to design flaws (high silhouette, archaic sponson mounting of the main gun, below-average off-road performance) it was not satisfactory and was withdrawn from front line duty as soon as the M4 Sherman became available in large numbers.

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