In the case the M5A1 does come across a KV-1, the recommended course of action to take it out is to get in a point-blank range and fire at the turret ring or engine rear, otherwise, there is no way for the Stuart's 37 mm to penetrate the armour. The design also featured a welded armour design to remove the weakness of riveted armour. The ␗M5A1 Stuart reaches 18 km/h when fording and 16 km/h when driving uphill. All Discussions Screenshots Artwork Broadcasts Videos News Guides Reviews ... M5A1 Stuart light tanks and different variants of the M4 Sherman – predominantly the M4A4 and the Sherman”Firefly”. Even if you cannot penetrate heavily armored opponents, you can help your allies by scouting the opposing tanks. In the Pacific, the Stuarts were the first tanks America used in a tank vs. tank operation against the Imperial Japanese Army, where five M3s fought Type 95 Ha-Gos in the Phillippines. Knowledge of enemy vehicle layouts is essential with ammunition lacking post-penetration explosive damage. Full Name of Vehicle: M5A1 Stuart 5th Armored Division Portuguese also picked up a few Stuarts for the war in Angola, and the South African Corps continued using the Stuarts until 1955, where some were still kept in service until 1968 due to available parts. But it cannot turn in place, has a very slow turret traverse and only 8mm of side hull armour, so a good tactic is to circle with it and utilise your rather quick turret traverse and fast reload. A frontal engagement is possible but detrimental as Stuart's thin armour makes any incoming shot lethal. The design was to be upgraded with more armour, a better suspension, and a new gun recoil system. It served as an infantry support vehicle as to the 75mm GMC M8 and experiments were also taken to see if it could be adapted to an anti-aircraft gun and a flamethrower as well. 4,621 of this variant was produced from May 1942 to February 1943. It was one of the first American tanks to be released with the American ground tree in Update 1.45 "Steel Generals". Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example: Paste links to sources and external resources, such as: © 2010—2020 by Gaijin Entertainment. Medium Tanks Edit. M60 Patton. War Thunder ; Mods ; Tanks - USA ; M5A1 Stuart - Rhodesian Camo; M5A1 Stuart - Rhodesian Camo. The first variant of the M3 Stuart light tank was very similar to the M2 light tanks. Uploaded by TempaCola. Knowledge of enemy vehicle layouts is essential with ammunition lacking post-penetration explosive damage. A specific concern should be to vehicles with a high rate of fire weaponry such as the SPAA, which might be able to penetrate through weak points around the Stuart with enough effort. Created by Jake Ultor . Original upload 09 August 2015 3:27AM. The Soviet eventually turned down any more offers for the Stuart by 1943. In an intense tank "dogfight", you want to aim with the greatest care, as your 37mm shells won't do much damage, so even a slight miss will result in the failure of killing the enemies' crew. The Russian T-50 and T-126 are vehicles you will also see commonly, these have fairly thick and angled frontal armour that will prevent you from easily getting through. The hull is also short and wide enough, allowing it to turn agilely. Note that the penetration of the MG isn't great, so aim for their side armor. Tracks are placed on the turret side and rear that can provide about 10 mm of extra armour. If the T-50 cannot move you can outrun its turret and finish it without much difficulty. In Europe, the Stuarts formed a large part of the American tank battalions, though following the British path by sidelining the Stuarts from combat duties after heavy losses and to serve alongside Shermans as scouting units. 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 … The revised version was designated the Light Tank M3, and given the name "General Stuart" by the British, which becomes part of the name. 12. ... M5A1 Stuart OP 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 < > The design did not have a turret basket for the crew and it was constructed out of rivets, which increased the chance of spalling in the tank. The unit did not participate in the first wave of Normandy landings; however it was transported to France in July and August. The British were the first to use the M3 Stuart in Africa in 1941, using it in Operation Crusader. 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. The tank commander got a second turret rotator and the ability to control the turret separately from the gunner. The Sd.Kfz.234/3 and Sd.Kfz.234/4, although being equally deadly, are turretless. Though the British used it extensively, it was still in small proportion compared to American usage. It was one of the first American tanks to be released with the American ground tree in Update 1.45 "Steel Generals". For the B1, either aim for the near-vertical frontal armour plate at the right side of the hull, or the turret ring to incapacitate the commander/gunner, or simply move to its side and knock out the crews one by one by hitting its flat side armour. It is recommended to attack from the flanks as the weak armour on the Stuart makes it vulnerable to the newer enemy guns that can penetrate the armour with ease. Make sure to target modules and crew positions to maximise the damage. I recently took out the premium M5A1 Stuart and noticed it had no camouflages whatsoever apart from the "Standard". Compared to the standard M5A1 Stuart which has a bountiful selection. The acceleration is also so powerful that it causes you hull to rock back and forth during acceleration or braking phases. Issue: Missing textures were not displaying around the hull of the M5A1 Stuart 5th Canadian Armored Division light tank model. 4,304. None in-game yet. Despite their dwindling capabilities in battle, the Stuart was kept in service up until the end of the war due to the large production numbers. https://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=M5A1_(China)&oldid=73851, Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet, Lower glacis). To counter, the best chance you have is to angle your frontal armour which can make it difficult for the PzGr 40 rounds to penetrate. War Thunder ; Mods ; Tanks - USA ; M5A1 Stuart - Rhodesian Camo; M5A1 Stuart - Rhodesian Camo. It served as an infantry support vehicle as to the 75mm GMC M8 and experiments were also taken to see if it could be adapted to an anti-aircraft gun and a flamethrower as well. While charging, use the ␗M5A1 Stuart's quick turns to suddenly change direction to avoid being shot if they are aiming and firing at the ␗M5A1 Stuart. Last updated 09 August 2015 3:27AM. The second variant, the Light Tank M3A1 Stuart, featured a new turret with no cupola on it, plus an added gun stabilizer. Nevertheless, the first variant M3 saw about 5,811 units produced. Endorsements. How do you play it? An extra 12.7 mm RHA metal plate is present on the right side of the turret near the pintle 7.62 mm machine gun. For the Matilda III, shoot at the middle of the near-vertical frontal plate to knock out the driver first, since the 37 mm shell is not enough to knock out the gunner after penetrating. The encounter also pointed out many flaws in the Stuart, mainly the cramped interior and limited operational range, but was praised for its high mobility and reliability when compared to the British contemporary designs. Followers 0. 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 Stuarts in the Pacific were gradually replaced by M4 Shermans. The Stuarts also supported the British and Chinese forces in Asia against the Japanese Army, and also France and Yugoslavia in Europe against the German Wehrmacht. The tank had a crew of four: driver, assistant driver, gunner, and commander, who doubled as the loader. However, the Stuarts were 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 Stuarts mostly after World War II. A typical tank battalion for the US Army consisted of three companies of Shermans and one of the Stuarts. START PLAYING!! War Thunder ; Mods ; Tanks - USA ; M5A1 Stuart - Rhodesian Camo; M5A1 Stuart - Rhodesian Camo. However the reverse speed is average: it will not get you out of a dangerous situation quickly but isn't a handicap either. The transmission and the engine are all quite small and low, and the ammoracks are also small, reducing the chance of being immobile or ammoracked. As it benefits from regenerative steering, turning on the spot with the M3A3 Stuart (China) is easier than for most tanks at the same BR. Created by Jake Ultor . With the fast reloading 37 mm cannon, the M5A1 Stuart can deliver some good-hitting rounds if shooting at the flank at the enemies. 12. In late 1943, all Commonwealth armoured regiments and tank battalions got a recce troop of 11 or 12 Stuarts, a mix of M3A3s (making it the most common model in terms of numbers) and some M3A1s. The unit did not participate in the first wave of Normandy landings; however it was transported to France in July and August. Virus scan. When angled correctly, hull down or at a distance it can bounce off quite a few shots. 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 Stuart benefited by the support of the American industry arm. Or, shoot the right side of the gun mantlet to disable its gunner. Tank Destroyers (Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Guns) Edit. With its weak overall armour, most enemies are able to penetrate the M5A1 Stuart. Even equipped with special hedge-clearing equipment, light tanks often got stuck due to their under-powered engines, making them easy prey for German anti-tank guns. War Thunder - M3A1 Stuart Starter Pack. The revised version was designated the Light Tank M3, and given the name "General Stuart" by the British, which becomes part of the name. With very good mobility and fast reload, the light tank can speed to an optimal position on the enemy's side and riddle them with the 37 mm cannon. 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