The original M3 order called for a crew of seven personnel. As it was, the US Army - and the free world for that matter - needed a tank that was somewhat capable, ready for full-scale production and available in quantity. The M3 had over 4,000 variants in the US, Britain, and Australia. Anime. In general, its performance was substandard although it was considered by a few proponents to be better than the Panzer IV which was the best German tank at that time. The newsfeed doesn't contain any items. M3 Lee from the rear. The M3 saw a lot of action in Gazala with the British against the Afrika Korps. Contents[show] Description In early 1941 an entry of the United States of America in the war became more and more possible. The adjustment was a sponson which is in form of a projection from the side of the tank to help stabilize the turret. M3 Lee. 05th Sep, 2018. Medium Tank M3 Lee. Souk el Arba, Tunisia. Description. By Alleged Bukvoed-CC BY 2.5 . Only Semoventi had a chance against it… The M3 General Lee-page contains all related products, articles, books, walkarounds and plastic scale modeling projects dedicated to this vehicle.. A towing cable and tools are stowed on the rear deck, and the filler covers for the four fuel tanks can be seen on each side of the engine air intake grille. The idea was taken from the French Char B1 and the Mark I version of the Churchill Tank. The first American main battle tank employed in combat in World War II was the M3. The commander sat in the back right side of the turret directly behind the gunner. As you can notice, this is far different from how the layout is reproduced in WoT; moreover, the only loader the Lee has at the moment is located in the most vulnerable part of the tank, the Fat Pimple, so he is quite exposed to enemy fire. To answer your question on the loader, you do have two.  It is odd that you suffer with the main gun when the 37mm loader is injured, but the mechanics of the game are set up that way and likely can't be changed.  I'm wondering now if the now back-burnered multiturret idea is hindered by this limitation as well. The Medium Tank M3 Lee is a rank II American medium tank with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB/SB). More about the M3 General Lee tank. M3 still pink. The Lee isn't the worst tank in the game (not even close) - but simply saying "play like a TD" doesn't magically give it a good enough gun. M3 Lee was a medium tank built by the US and used in WWII by the USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Please avoid any comments along the lines of "Lee is crap, you should free exp through it" or "Lee is an underrated tank, you need to learn how to use it", because that's not what I intend to discuss here. Its early design had sported a 75mm sponson cannon built into its hull as well as a secondary 37mm cannon built into a turret on the top of the tank. M3 Lee is an American medium tank. This tank was a spiritual successor to the slightly successful M2 Medium tank. Its other users include the USA, Britain, Russia, and Australia. M3 Orta Tank Amerikan Ordusu tarafından II. The M3 was that tank. MURMANSK, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 5, 2018: Repairing a World War II-era American M3 Lee tank. The crew is helping the local kids get across so they can get to school. The M3 was designed to meet a need of the US army for a medium tank armed with a 75mm gun. The distinctive feature of the M3 Lee was its unusual armament position. The M3 was an excellent choice for m ass supply and quick production – being based on the T5E2 prototype – making it a greatly desired solution when demand for more Medium Tanks arose and construction rates dropped. M3 was created in 1940 on the basis of the M2 tank, and saw mass production from June 1941 through December 1942. It would be great for flanking tanks (dat DPM) but the Lee just isn't nimble enough to flank aggressively without getting killed. This was later whittled down to six and ultimately five crewmembers when the radio operator's position was consolidated. M3 Stuart specifications: Dimensions: 4.33 m x 2.23 m x 2.35 m 14ft 2in x 7ft 4in x 7ft 9in: Total weight, battle ready: 14.7 tons: Crew: 4: Propulsion: Continental 7 cylinder petrol But the Lee's top gun is the M3. The M3 first saw action in North Africa on British service in 1942. An M3 Lee on exercise at Ft. Knox . Kind of interesting, I looked up the reference book I have (and it's a US publication).  It gives the number of crew as 6, with two loaders and no radio operator.Â. This tank is considered the worst tank out of all tanks by player opinion. Also, widely recognized under its U.K. designation, M3 Grant, named after the General of the federal troops U. The Brownings were fixed in traverse but their elevations could be adjusted.  It could run as fast as 26 miles per hour on road and 16 miles per hour off-road. Because of the urgency of the need, the design was filled with flaws. Â. On 18 June 2018, the tank was recovered by specialists of the Russian Northern Fleet's search and rescue unit from the Ballot cargo vessel that had sunk near Kildin Island in the Barents Sea in the beginning of 1943 during the Second World War. (Picture from TM 9-750 Medium Tanks M3, M3A1, and M3A2.) American medium tank. I do not understand why two of them are naked. The M3 Lee, officially Medium Tank, M3, was an American medium tank used during World War II.In Britain, the tank was called by two names based on the turret configuration and crew size. I Storbritannien blev kampvognen kaldt "General Lee" efter den amerikanske borgerkrigs general Robert E. Lee, og den modificerede udgave, som blev bygget efter britiske specifikationer med et nyt tårn blev kaldt "General Grant" efter General Ulysses S. Grant.. M3 kampvognen blev bygget som en hasteopgave, hvor det … And who is loading the 75mm then?". This tank was one of the first American tanks to be released with the American ground tree in Update 1.45 "Steel Generals". Besides, with a crew of seven, you either have a lot of retraining cost, or you have a lot of Fee XP'ing your way through the Lee, which means WG profits. Murmansk, Russia. Rabbit Team finding the M3. Also, widely recognized under its U.K. designation, M3 Grant, named after the General of the federal troops U. The M3 Lee's height can play to the tanker's advantage in certain scenarios, such as taking a "hull-down" position over tall stone walls (such as the walls on Forward Airfield surrounding the Church) and switching to the 37mm turret to plink away at enemy armor from relative safety. Anyway, that's what I came up with - the Lee originally had a crew of 7 men, tank commander, driver, radio operator, gunner and loader for each gun; the Grant, which was modified according to British requests, had the radio placed in the turret rather than in the hull, so a designated radio operator was not needed. "But wait - I wondered - what the heck is the loader doing in the turret, playing cards with the 37mm gunner? M3 Rabbit. The M3 Lee "late" was a later production model. I love this image! Above this was a smaller turret holding a 37mm gun while a cupola atop the turret held a machine gun. A WWII-era U.S. medium tank. The British ordered 1,250 of these modified M3 medium tanks. The stock gun for the legendary Sherman is, frankly, terrifying here. His job was to command the tank. This topic is categorised under: Vehicles » Tanks » M3 General Lee It originally had 7 with a radio operator, but was changed following the British example with the Grant. Originally designed as a stopgap model, The M3 Lee was quickly dispatched to the African theater due to an immediate need for a 75mm gun mounted on a mobile platform. The M3 Lee was one of the first tanks created by the Federal Army to provide its troops with a effective armoured vehicle to counter other tanks of the world. The latter being canceled due to the German Pz.Kpfw.IV's firepower. 23rd of November 1942. The Lee's gun just can't cut it. This British M3 Grant Crew is setting up to spend the night in the desert, in egypt, in 1942. An M3 Lee equipped with its original dome. The British fought with this tank in North Africa as early as 1941. Its aiming and dispersion values are the same as on the T6; however, that extra crew room allows the M3 Lee (with a 100% crew) to fire twenty shots … M3 Lee sheet from the official website. Furthermore, the Grant will soon be introduced into the game; I already mentioned earlier it was crewed by six men, because there was no radio operator, and as such its crew should be made of tank commander, driver, gunner and loader for each gun, exactly like the Lee's should be. The difference, however, was that the M3’s gun could fire an armor-piercing projectile at a very high velocity as well as a large explosive. It is fast and agile tank (For its size and class at least) with a solid default cannon. Percy_Hobart, on Nov 17 2014 - 19:51, said: They have limitations like this for tanks, where the most extreme example of the tank layout applies to all versions.  The most common example of this is not being able to use a rammer when the tank has an option for an autoloader, even if you don't mount the autoloader.  In this case of the Lee, like you said, if the stock version requires a radioman, which historically it does, then all variants must have one. When the US entered the war, the M3 Lee was the first medium tank they brought. Thanks! M3 was created in 1940 on the basis of the M2 tank, and saw mass production from June 1941 through December 1942. A 37 mm cannon that could be mounted on the M3. It was known by two names, “Lee” and “Grant”. The gun was mounted on the side in a sponson due to U.S. tank manufacturers having production issues with proper turret-mounted configuration for the gun. Published at 600 × 334 px. In October 1941, when the M4 Sherman medium design was standardized, the M3 Lee was reclassified ‘substitute standard’ and in April 1943 when M4s were in full service, the M3 Lee was declassified to ‘limited standard’, finally being declared obsolete in April 1944. It seems to draw influence to the B1 or A1E1 Independent, with its dual gun concept. S. Grant. The M3 Lee gives the player a substantial upgrade in firepower and armour compared to the M2 Medium and M2 Lightswith a combination of 37 mm and 75 mm cannon on the tank. Tanks employing US pattern turrets were called the "Lee", named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee.Variants using British pattern turrets were known as "Grant", named after U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant. The vehicle was named after the Confederate General of the U.S. Civil War, R. Lee. It possessed two main guns, a 75mm M3 gun, and another 37mm M5 gun. Spare … The asymmetric design of the tank is highlighted in this top view. Lee while those having British turret arrangements and a 6-man crew were called “Grant” after Union General Ulysses. M3 Lee sheet from the official website. The M3 Lee is considered a "support tank" by most, if not all players. However, a small adjustment in the plan had to be made as the Americans had not designed a turret to carry a 75mm gun. So I set out to do a bit of background research; unluckily I don't have any book about American WWII tanks, so I had to rely on what I found on the net; any piece of information from more influential sources is obviously welcome. This is my own opinion; I'm curious about what fellow tankers think about this issue. M3 tank crew in training at Fort Knox, June 1942 M3 Lee in North Africa, Nov. 1942 Crew abandons a disabled M3 Lee tank during maneuvers at Camp Polk, La., 12 Feb 43 Most tankers put a priority on "easy kills" and the M3 Lee is one of the tanks on the list. May 30, 2015 - The crew of an M3 Lee tank pose with a Japanese flag captured in battle, Burma, 20 March 1945. Grant. Tanks having US turret arrangement and a crew of 7 members was called “Lee” after Confederate General Robert .E. The M3 Lee is an American tier 4 medium tank. That's referencing the crew layout in the later part of the war. Home Vehicle list Top Medium Tank M3 Lee. Lee and had seven crew members. It was the early model but with an 75mm M3 gun, which was a longer derivative of the M2. M3 abandoned..... and down. Grant. Sep 14, 2016 - M3 The crew of an American M3 Lee medium tank pose with ammunition outside their vehicle. Daha sonra İngilizler tarafından yeni taretli modeline ise general Ulysses S. Grant ye itafen "General Grant" adı verilmiştir.. Çok kısa süre içerisinde dizayn edilmiş ve üretimine başlanmıştır. The vehicle was named after the Confederate General of the U.S. Civil War, R. Lee. During a pre war training exercise this M3 Lee collapsed this bridge. Dünya Savaşı sırasında kullanılan bir tanktır.İngilizler bu tanka general Robert E. Lee ye itafen "General Lee" demiştir. Its top turret has no function, and serves as a disadvantage, giving the tank a larger and more vulnerable profile. The names were dependent on the turret configuration of the tanks and the crew size. The M3 is equipped on American and British vehicles such as the M4 Sherman, the later models of the M3 Lee and Grants and the Churchill (scavenged from General Sherman tanks in the North African theatre). 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. The modified M3 Lee also required one less crew member due to the radio now being in the turret for the commander rather than for a radio operator. The two guns mak… The 1943 movie, “Sahara” starring Humphrey Bogart features an M3 Lee. The M3 Lee is a Tier IV American Medium Tank. M3 Lee crew with D Company, 2nd Bn, 13th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division at Souk el Arba Tunisia November 24, 1942 M3 Lee “Cossack” of ‘C’ Squadron, 150th Regiment RAC in Burma Tank M3 in Action at Gen Patton’s Desert Training Center 1942 It was designed in mind of defeating the tank. During World War II, the M3 Lee was an early American medium tank. Yesterday I was playing the Lee when I was shot by a T14; the shell penetrated the turret and, guess what?, killed my loader! M3 in its pink glory. A British M3 Lee in Mandalay, Burma, (Myanmar), during the 1944-1945 part of the Burma Campaign, March 1945. M3 stalked by Saunders. The M3 busting its engine by stucking in the mud. So, if it will be this way for the Grant (and I assume it will), why not for the Lee too? Well aware that their existing M2 medium tank wouldn't be a match for current Axis armor development, the US Army decided to develop a completely new medium tank design - the M4 Sherman. Several M3 Lee tanks in addition were shipped to Australian at this time. Add a photo to this gallery. M3 Grant tank used by Field Marshal Montgomery in WW2 . Now let’s go over each man of a Sherman crew and the things he was responsible for and what his job involved. Although the M3 had substantial firepower and good armor the off-road performance of the tank was poor, projected mounting of the main gun exposed the hull of the tank making it a bit unsafe, the armor was riveted and not welded and it was over 10 feet tall, making it an easy to hit target. A WWII-era U.S. medium tank. It was successfully used in campaigns in North Africa. Production began in June 1941, and ultimately reached a total of 6528 units. All walkarounds » (8 in total) Newsfeed. By Bukvoed -CC BY 2.5 . At the time of the production of the M3, the plans for the M4 Sherman had already been put in place but a gun with the Armaments of the proposed Sherman was needed until the Sherman could be built. In comparison, the American version was named after Confederate General Robert .E. Afterwards, the Americans removed the radio operator from the Lee and its task were assigned to the driver, thus reducing the crew to 6. Commanders position: The Boss, the Man in Charge, the Big Cheese. Anyway, that's what I came up with - the Lee originally had a crew of 7 men, tank commander, driver, radio operator, gunner and loader for each gun; the Grant, which was modified according to British requests, had the radio placed in the turret rather than in the hull, so a designated radio operator was not needed. Tanks employing US pattern turrets were called the “Lee”, named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee. My suggestion is then to replace the radio operator with a second loader; I do know WG and historical accuracy don't get along very well, but this is not a serious game-breaking change - well, the Lee's crew loadout wouldn't match that of the T1 anymore, but anyway, moving a crew from a Medium to a Heavy is an unlikely choice. Now, sir - I beg your pardon, but would you please read the whole post, so to understand that actually I'm not asking where the loader is, but why there is only one in the turret and not one in the hull too, the latter replacing the radio operator? 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