I understand it ( being a trained tank soldier) as the part of the turret that hangs down into the hull to hold the seating for the gunner and commander. Il carro leggero M3 nasce come uno sviluppo del precedente M2 Light Tank. Especially like to see more on variations and field mods like the so called Stuart Recce (a post-war name? Those first 100 or so with riveted turrets, as far as I know, remained in the US. I present the just completed double of two models of tanks of the British Empire in service in North Africa. From your use of the term I get the feeling that you are describing the extension of the turret called a “bustle” used to accommodate a larger gun or sometimes radios. We are not politicizing this and never have politicized any topic. A turret basket was added, however this does not refer to an external feature, but to the internal parts that rotated along with the turret. They had some success against Italian tanks, but were butchered by German 88 mm (3.46 in) artillery and the up-gunned Panzer IIIs and IVs. Text, “…rode in tank Mr Churchill swept over the desert in a Honey tank with brigade pennant flying …” Soviet Lend-Leased late production M3A1 in winter livery, Leningrad sector, early 1943. Lo Stuart è rimasto in servizio presso alcune forze armate latino-americane fino al 1996. Diversi esemplari verranno trasformati in Stuart Recce eliminando, per ridurne il peso totale, la torretta in modo da aumentare il raggio di azione e la velocità. Item Code . The Stuarts getting up close and firing into the bunkers. They were fighting through swamps against well built bunker systems with intercconnecting lines of fire. The upgraded design, with thicker armor, modified suspension and new gun recoil system was called "Light Tank M3". The turret originally had a basket, but crew practice was to remove to free space. The upper front of the hull was 1 1/2 inch (38 mm) thick. 3427 were produced, the last one leaving the factory in October 1943, and in British service it was called Stuart Mk. Stuart and was used for both the M3 and the derivative M5 Light Tank. British Stuart V “Elusive”, 22nd Armored Brigade, 7th Armored Division, Normandy, June 1944. Rimasta allo stadio di prototipo, M5A1 con lanciafiamme E8: Carro M5A1 con la torretta rimpiazzata da una struttura scatolata. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. The story that British troops nicknamed the M3 Stuart the ‘Honey’ because it was a ‘sweet’ ride compared to the other tanks they had to drive is often debated. Anche qui venne poi sostituito dall'M24. From the Airfix kit: The British named the M3 "General Stuart" upon receipt of the tank under the Lend-Lease program in June of 1941. Thank you both for the question, this answer will also be added to the article and the necessary modifications made, Hi folks, the colour picture of the Brazilian “M3A3” is actually an M3A1 – the Bovington tank does not have the sloped sides or fully sloped front glacis of the M3A3. Officially, the cavalry corp was integrated in this new armored force and the official “cavalry tank” designation replaced by “light tank”. Il primo impiego operativo dell'M3 avvenne con le forze corazzate britanniche in Nord Africa nel novembre del 1941. Criticism included weak armor and weaponry, narrow tracks not suited to the Russian winter or muddy autumn, and flammable high-octane, non-standard aviation fuel. The M3A2 was only a paper project with an entirely welded hull. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Stuart. The breaches and engines had been removed. Very little artillery was available for Buna and Gona. The bunkers were well hidden in the jungle. The 3 inch was not the 6 pounder (which was not 3 inch to start with). at the Elmira The US Army too found them vulnerable in Northern Africa and limited their operational assignments to rearguard, flanking or reconnaissance formations around the main M4 units. Un'atra calibro 30. era montata sul fianco destro della torretta su un piedistallo ripiegabile dietro un voluminoso scudo, a volte questa mitragliatrice veniva rimpiazzata con una Browning M2HB Cal 50. la quale aveva maggiore potere d'arresto e capacità penetrante. But thank you for trying to answer. Nel teatro di guerra europeo però l'M3/M5 ebbe sempre un ruolo secondario in quanto non si rivelò in grado di combattere ad armi pari con i carri che vi erano utilizzati. Differiva da questo per le piastre laterali che erano verticali e non inclinate. Stuart, they found themselves affectionately dubbed “Honey”, because of their smooth ride. On answering a question on how the tank performed he answered “she’s a honey”. These tanks were used in the Pacific, as well as the A5R2-M2 model, with the flame-thrower replacing the hull machine gun. A Free French M3A3 from the 1ere Armée (General De Lattre de Tassigny), Provence, August 1944. After the battle the Stuarts were no longer used for infantry support. WZ-141 Super Light Model Anti-Tank Fighting Vehicle. Il mezzo venne impiegato nel primo conflitto che nel 1947 vide coinvolti l'India e il Pakistan. In generale le versioni comando del carro M3/M5 avevano la torretta sostituita da una piccola sovrastruttura armata con una mitragliatrice da 12,7 mm. It was also used on the M2 medium tank, but was clearly insufficient compared to other European medium tanks. Con lo sviluppo avuto dai veicoli corazzati il calibro adottato si rivelava ormai inadeguato. Lo sviluppo cominciò nel 1942 ma non venne accettata dalle forze armate, M3/M3A1 Satan: Carri M3 ed M3A1 dotati di, M5A1 con lanciafiamme E5R1-M3: Carro M3A1 dotato di lanciafiamme E5R1-M3 installato nello scafo al posto della mitragliatrice, M5A1 con lanciafiamme E7-7: Carro M5A1 dotato di lanciafiamme E7-7 montato al posto del cannone da 37 mm, M5A1 con lanciafiamme E9-9: Come la precedente ma con lanciafiamme E9-9. Dopo la disastrosa battaglia del passo Kasserine, dove si scontrarono con i carri tedeschi, l'U.S. These included the British turretless Stuart MK. La torretta era dotata di un compartimento posteriore per l'apparecchiatura, M5 o Stuart VI: Versione con lo scafo riprogettato e molto simile a quello dell'M3A3. Dopo la fine della guerra l'Esercito Italiano utilizzò lo Stuart, anche per l'addestramento, nelle versioni: M3A3, M5, M5A1 e nelle versioni semovente M8 e carro da ricognizione T8, montando una mitragliatrice da 7,62 mm al posto della 12,7 mm di serie su questa versione. It was supplied to British and other Commonwealth forces under lend-lease prior to the entry of the U.S. into the war. Along with The M3 Lee and M3 Half-track, the M3 Stuart was sent via lend-lease to the Soviets, with just under 1000 units of the light tank being recieved. Share Pinterest By buying this product you can collect up to 1 loyalty point. Oct 4, 2017 - Explore Mark Groth's board "Stuart Honey" on Pinterest. The white or yellow turret band was a common feature, with special markings for some units. Scale . They were not particularly used for rearguards. The assembly had to work a lot with the M3 STUART. Your email address will not be published. The Scotsman newspaper Wednesday 26 August 1942, page 5, Article title “Mr Churchill’s Travels Teheran, El Alainein and Cairo”. Crews were well-aware of their weaknesses and avoided combat against other tanks, as well as heavily fortified positions. There were also an US turretless command tank conversion and a bulldozer version to clear barb wires. Il carro era motorizzato con un motore stellare aeronautico ma altre versioni del mezzo furono dotate di motori diesel o di motori automobilistici montati in serie (Light Tank M5). Anche la ruota motrice venne alzata. The “Mae West” gave way in 1938 to a small series of M2A3 37 mm (1.45 in) single turret tanks, and then to the final M2A4 in 1940, with improved armor, motorization and equipment. Un successivo sviluppo del carro M3 Stuart fu l'M5. These cookies do not store any personal information. The sloped glacis, with almost no significant increase in protection thickness, was the main asset of this new version. As a temporary measure, before replacement by a newer model, the M3A3 was introduced. The Rolled face-hardened steel side armor was 1 inch (22 mm) thick. La designazione ufficiale presso le forze armate statunitensi era quella di Light tank M3 o Light Tank M5. Text, “…I was just wondering what to do with this party when one of our gunner observation posts came up in a Honey tank…”, The M3/M5 history on Wikipedia The two tanks shared similar sloped hull armor and turret, but the M5 was more powerful, quieter and more comfortable. While such articles are within our sights and within our scope, they are not currently in the works. It was 10-20 mph faster than enemy tanks with equivalent armor and firepower. The Soviets designated the tank as M3L (L = Legkhiy: Light). These will be available… £ Army decisa di sciogliere i suoi battaglioni di carri leggeri e di inserire una compagnia di questi carri all'interno dei battaglioni di carri medi. And the build up of better naval and amphibious forces were able to bring in better tanks and artillery. However, 24 units were produced of the Satan, a flamethrower conversion of the M3A1 for the US Marine Corps. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. Come detto, il carro M3 venne inizialmente utilizzato come carro da battaglia, ma a mano a mano che divenivano disponibili i più potenti M4 Sherman, gli Stuart vennero impiegati principalmente per la ricognizione. Action with tanks at Toba and surroundings [Recce M3 Stuart tank] Annotation: Tank called 'Breda' [2nd Squadron Vechtwagens] Date: March 1949 Location Indonesia, Dutch East Indies, Sumatra. PHOTOS. Despite retaining many features from the M3, including the turret, tracks, suspension and most importantly the weak 37 mm (1.45 in) gun, the M5 was largely improved, with a brand new powerpack – two Cadillac V8 automobile engines, more reliable and less subject to catching fire than the previous Continental aviation engines. It first entered production in 1941 as the M2A4 model, which soon became the M3 Light Tank. Piccolo ma con una buona scelta anche fra modelli di marche poco commercializzate, proprietario (Bob) sempre disposto a dare consigli sia su prodotti che tecniche modellistiche ed a soddisfare le esigenze del cliente anche ordinando quelle scatole che non dovessero essere presenti in negozio. Including some flame throwers. Solitamente la torretta veniva rimossa, M5 con lanciarazzi T-39: carro M5 con montato sopra la torretta il sistema, Stuart Command: Veicolo da ricognizione su scafo Stuart ma senza torretta, X1A: Versione ampiamente rivista dell'M3A1. British Stuart Mk.II (M3 with diesel engine), VIIIth Army, Gazala, May 1942. See more ideas about m3 stuart, ww2 tanks, tank. It’s in this book: The Tank War: The British Band of Brothers – One Tank Regiment’s World War II. But, with no less than five .30 caliber (7.62 mm) machine guns of the highly reliable M1919 type, in addition to a rapid-fire M5/M6 37 mm (1.45 in) gun, the M3 was a deadly package in itself, despite lacking heavy firepower. The M3A3 hull was also roomier, and this space was used to add more fuel and ammunition storage. Also, in order to help us with illustrating and publishing, please do consider donating through Patreon or Paypal. It needed very close infantry and tank fighting. Fu per queste caratteristiche che gli venne dato il soprannome di Honey. Osprey Publishing, New Vanguard #33: M3 & M5 Stuart Light Tank 1940–45 Scopri le migliori offerte, subito a casa, in tutta sicurezza. Regular storage amounted to 174 rounds for the M6 gun with M44 mount and 7500 rounds for the three M1919A4 machine guns. Although the official British designation was “Stuart”, paying homage to Civil War Confederate General J.E.B. Resembling a wide-angled hull, scaled-down Sherman, the M5 was a clear improvement over the early M3. Oct 19, 2020 - Explore jim poole's board "M3 stuart" on Pinterest. M3 Stuart Honey British Army (1660-now) A Sqn., 5 Royal Tank Reg. Thereafter, it was used by U.S. and Allied forces until the end of the war. Especially against well hidden and well built bunkers. L'M3 venne impiegato in grandi numeri durante l'operazione Torch, lo sbarco sulla costa algerina e del Marocco, verso la fine del 1942. Photo: Osprey Publishing L'M3 e l'M5 Stuart furono dei carri armati leggeri prodotti negli Stati Uniti durante la seconda guerra mondiale. REPLY. Observing events in Europe, American tank designers realized that the Light Tank M2 was becoming obsolete and set about improving it. Their light weight was more suitable for the bad tracks of the jungle and their opponents even more lightly armored, lacking efficient anti-tank weapons. They also had an improved gun vertical stabilizer. The gunner and commander sat in it. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'tanks_encyclopedia_com-leader-2','ezslot_11',110,'0','0'])); The 13,800 M3s built saw action extensively throughout all Allied operational theaters, from North Africa in 1942 to the Pacific in 1945. Gli aspetti positivi del mezzo erano dati dalla sua meccanica affidabile, soprattutto rispetto a quelli dei carri armati britannici del periodo, e dalla sua velocità. The British liked the Stuart from the start because of its agility. The M3 Stuart was followed by a new improved design, dubbed the M5 Stuart. Posted: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:45 AM UTC. Crusader Mk I, M3 Stuart (Honey) M3 Grant, Matilda Mk II Valentine Mk I Un Panzer III dell'Afrikakorps. Against most German AT guns and upgunned Panzers, the British and Australian Stuarts were converted for other uses, put in screening forces or transferred to the Asian theater, in India and Burma, where they were still a match for Japanese light tanks. The sides and rear of the turret were 1 inch (22 mm) thick. You can add them to our Public Suggestion List and you can help by adding more sources (or other suggested articles) Lo Stuart venne impiegato dall'esercito francese nei primi anni di questo conflitto. It was clear that the high profile, flat squared hull was too vulnerable. REPLY & QUOTE. In the European theater, these tanks were used in conjunction with the more powerful M4 Sherman medium tanks, as screening and scouting armored wings. The British crew does. The Free French received many M3s and even more M5s, just like other Allied forces during WW2. Like its direct predecessor, the M2A4, the M3 was armed with a 37 mm M5 gun and five .30-06 Browning M1919A4 machine guns: coaxial with the gun, on top of the turret in an M… M3 Stuart M3 Stuart Honey British Army (1660-now) 8 King's Royal Irish Hussars T28078 | Sidi Rezegh November 1941 | Caunter scheme; 8 King's Royal Irish Hussars T28035 | Bir-Hakeim May 1942 | Caunter scheme; Imperial Japanese Army. The M3A2 was not produced. 1/35. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. The M3 incorporated a thicker ar… After many trials, the first production M3 was delivered in March 1941. M3 Stuart tanks in Paraguay (2002). They made some important adjustments, such as the additional fuel tanks that could be jettisoned, larger fenders and smokepots on the turret. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Mentre per la descrizione degli eventi relativi alla battaglia si rimanda alla voce relativa (battaglia di Ain el-Gazala), qui si intende analizzare l'impiego delle forze corazzate da parte dei due eserciti opposti. Required fields are marked *. Realizzato in 2.075 esemplari, M5A1 o Stuart VII: Carri M5 dotati della torretta della versione M3A3. Su questo teatro operativo gli M3 costituivano la massa delle forze corazzate. The tank's ability to "shoot and scoot" as well as keeping the crew safe from small arms fire, earned it? A special anti-air M20 mount, modified turret (without the turret basket) and additional fuel tank and spare tracks were also often seen. Altri M3 furono trasformati in carri comando. I to IV, also called Stuart Recce, personal armored carriers called Stuart Kangaroo, mostly used by Anzacs, and a command turretless version (“Stuart Command”) with extra radio equipment. An improved version entered service as M5. From the material point of view, the latest M2A4 and the M3 were both designed to be more effective than only infantry support units. Airfix 1/35 British M3 Stuart 'Honey' Please see the First Look review of this kit.. Background. I rather think that crews never called them anything but Honeys). The M3/M5 was an excellent cavalry unit, but against other amour, it was severely outmatched. The British Army used the M3 in North Africa under the name 'Stuart' Mk I. Lo Stuart M5A1 era dotato di una mitragliatrice calibro 30 montata coassialmente al cannone, e l'altra sullo scafo. It wasn’t worth the expense and effort to fit the Mathilda with a 6-Pdr for the Western Desert, why would the equation change for SWPAC? Canadian Stuart V from the Sherbrooke Fusiliers, 27th Armoured Regiment, 2nd Canadian Armored Brigade, Normandy, summer 1944. La produzione dell'M5 iniziò nel 1942 e si concluse nel 1944 quando entrò in servizio il carro M24 Chaffee. Tank Encyclopedia's Creator, webmaster and illustrator since 2010. if I may make a correction…the “Australian M3 Stuart at bovington” may actually be Brazilian…the roundels are what threw me off. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Some were immediately thrown into action in Northern Africa, where they immediately became popular for their speed, sturdiness and reliability. Their main duty was scouting and screening. British Stuarts were packed with extra equipment and had the standard straight lines pale blue-sand livery, with grayish green upper surfaces. Lo Stuart venne prodotto in grandissimi numeri, circa 25.000 M3/M5, e dopo la fine del conflitto venne scelto per equipaggiare diversi eserciti che necessitavano di un mezzo economico ed affidabile con il quale equipaggiare le proprie forze corazzate. They did provide vital aid in winning the bloody battles. The name General Stuart or Stuart given by the British comes from the American Civil War Confederate General J.E.B. Modelli di M5 Stuart 3D per il scaricare, file in 3ds, max, c4d, maya, blend, obj, fbx con opzioni low poly, animate, truccate, di gioco e VR. They were largely distributed to the British under the Stuart Mk.III designation, while the diesel variant was named Stuart Mk.IV. In French, the American Civil War is often known as the ‘Guerre de Sécession’ which mean, surprise, surprise, War of Secession. Extra fuel and extra tracks were mounted for long range missions and, to save weight, the hull side machine guns were often dismounted and the hatches closed. The M3s recieved were from various production series, identified from their turrets. A total of 5,811 M3 tanks where built until production stopped in August 1942. Versione mai prodotta, X1A2: Basato sulla versione X1A1. US Forces used many of them in their first major operation in the west, the North African invasion in November 1942 (Operation Torch). This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Its main purpose was scouting and, as such, ordered for “cavalry” units. The Mathilda was unable to accommodate the 6-Pdr in its turret due to the nature of its construction—the method of manufacture and construction that gave the tank its great strength also made it expensive and extraordinarily difficult to alter. But even if the british got some, the turret type doesn't make it a "Honey". 4621 M3A1s were produced, the last delivered in February 1943. The tank was named for his wife. Il lanciafiamme era montato in una piccola torretta realizzata sopra questa struttura. Item produced in photo-etched metal and resin (for Academy kit). Marca:: AirFix. Era un buon mezzo, con una meccanica migliorata rispetto al già ottimo M3 e una corazza migliorata e meglio inclinata. La designazione ufficiale presso le forze armate statunitensi era quella di Light tank M3 o Light Tank M5. Soviet Lend-Leased early production M3A1. M3 Stuart “Honey” (1/35) Reference: 309. In fact, the latter gun had a relatively low-velocity and had no armor-piercing ammunition. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1p0Ll9TITGDiF9_fdS-tv1797JBs0_-pB70ReE_kIRkE/edit#gid=1911430820 The tank’s ability to shoot and move coupled with the highly reliable engine and the absolute reluctance to throw the tracks off lead the British tank crews to nickname the tank “Honey”. There were many variants. The quick fall of France, due to inadequate tactics, quickly led the US Army Corps to think about a new doctrine, which led to an independent US armored force. The Perthshire Advertiser newspaper Wednesday 28 April 1943, page 11, Article title “Tank soldiers can take it…”. They also had a turret rear overhang to house a radio. The M3s were designed to replace the outdated M2s. Australian Stuart Mk.III “Honey”, first battle of El Alamein, June 1942. And I know, our description was wrong and implied something totally different. Some Stuarts got stuck on coconut logs and were then destroyed. Belongs to the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, 7th Armored division, Sidi Rezegh, Libia, November 1941. Share with: Link: Copy link. The usual and customary usage is NOT “Secession War”, it is “American Civil War”. , 27th Armoured Regiment, 2nd canadian Armored Brigade, Normandy, 1942. So long to answer you US identification markings questa pagina è stata modificata l'ultima. Primo impiego operativo dell'M3 avvenne con le forze armate latino-americane fino al 1996 under the Lend-Lease program June! Allied forces until the end of the Satan, a new sloped, welded hull apart from,... 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