Specifications for the
M3 Lee / M3 Grant (Medium Tank, M3)
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Not Available
Initial Year of Service: 1942
Production Total: 6,258
Focus Model: M3 (Lee Mk I)
Overall Length: 18.50 ft (5.64 m)
Width: 8.92 ft (2.72 m)
Height: 10.24 ft (3.12 m)
Weight: 30.0 US Short Tons (27,216 kg; 60,001 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Continental R-975-EC2 OR E1 radial gasoline engine developing 340 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 26 mph (42 km/h)
Maximum Range: 120 miles (193 km)
NBC Protection: None
1 x 75mm M2/M3 main gun in limited-traverse hull turret.
1 x 37mm M5/M6 cannon in turret
2 to 4 x .30-06 caliber Browning M1919A4 machine guns.
46 x 75mm main gun projectiles
178 x 37mm cannon projectiles
9,200 x .30-06 caliber machine gun ammunition
M3 - Base Production Model; riveted hull construction; gasoline-fueled engine; 4,924 examples produced.
M3A1 - Cast rounded upper hull construction; 300 examples produced.
M3A2 - Welded hull construction; 12 examples produced.
M3A3 - Fitted with GM 6-71 diesel engine; welded hull construction; sans side cabin doors; 322 examples produced.
M3A4 - Elongated riveted construction hull; fitted with Chrysler A-57 Multibank engine; sans side cabin doors; 109 examples produced.
M3A5 - Fitted with 2 x GM 6-71 diesel engines; riveted hull construction; 591 examples produced.
M31 Tank Recovery Vehicle - Fitted with winch; sans weapons on combat models.
M31B1 Tank Recovery Vehicle - Based on M3A3.
M31B2 Tank Recovery Vehicle - Based on M3A5.
M33 Prime Mover - Artillery Tractor based on M31 TRV; 109 converted as such.
105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7 "Priest" - Chassis of the M3
155mm Gun Motor Carriage M12 - Chassis of the M3
Lee I - British designation for base M3
Grant I - British designation for base M3 sporting British turret.
Lee II - British designation for M3A1
Lee III - British designation for M3A2
Lee IV - British designation for M3A3
Lee V - British designation for M3A3
Lee VI - British designation forM3A4
Grant II - British designation for M31 Tank Recovery Vehicle.
Grant ARV - British Armored Recovery Vehicle
Grant Command - British command vehicle fitted with specialized communications equipment; sans weaponry.
Grant Scorpion III- British mine flail tank
Grant Scorpion IV - British mine flail tank with second engine addition.
Grant CDL "Canal Defence Light" - 37mm main gun replaced with machine gun and high-powered searchlight.
Shop Tractor T10 - American designation for Grant CDL; 355 examples produced.
M3 BARV "Beach Armored Recovery Vehicle" - One-off example based on M3A5 model.
Yeramba Self-Propelled Gun - Fitted with Australian SP 25-pounder armament; M3A5 chassis; produced post-war.
M4 Sherman - M3 chassis
Cruiser Tank Ram - Canadian-produced M3 with full-traverse turret.
Kangaroo - Canadian armored personnel carrier development.
Sexton Mark I - Canadian development; M3 chassis; fitting a 25-pounder main gun.
Ram Observation Post - Canadian development
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