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[Client Values; Actual values in
Specifically, the mismatch in crew values caused by commander's 10% crew skill bonus. Outside of a crew of 1 commander only, 100% crew is a fiction. The client values, given for 100% crew, will normally be taken into battle with 110% crew skill members aside from specific functions, causing their actual performance to deviate from the expected client value. These differences are taken into account in tooltip boxes.
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850  Gold Cost
220220 HP Hit Points
12.01/12.512.01/12.5 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander (Loader)
  2. Gunner
  3. Radio Operator
  4. Driver
Mobility
268268 hp Engine Power
61/20 km/h Speed Limit
4040 deg/s Traverse
22.3122.31 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
NoNo Pivot
Armor
38/25/25 mm Hull Armor
38/25/2538/25/25 mm Turret Armor
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24 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 2.5 s
50% Crew: 3.18 s
75% Crew: 2.8 s
100% Crew: 2.5 s
Rammer: 2.25 s
Vents: 2.44 s
Both: 2.2 s
Both and BiA: 2.16 s
Both and Max Crew %: 2.07 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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24 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 2.5 s
50% Crew: 3.18 s
75% Crew: 2.8 s
100% Crew: 2.5 s
Rammer: 2.25 s
Vents: 2.44 s
Both: 2.2 s
Both and BiA: 2.16 s
Both and Max Crew %: 2.07 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.
Rate of Fire






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954.4

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (40 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 954.4
50% Crew: 750
75% Crew: 852.4
100% Crew: 954.4
100% Crew
Vents: 976.8
Rammer: 1060.4
Both: 1085.2
Both and BiA: 1106
Both and Max Crew %: 1153.6

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 994.4
50% Crew: 790
75% Crew: 892.4
100% Crew: 994.4
100% Crew
Rammer: 1100.4
Vents: 1016.8
Both: 1125.2
Both and BiA: 1146
Both and Max Crew %: 1193.6

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (40 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 954.4
50% Crew: 750
75% Crew: 852.4
100% Crew: 954.4
100% Crew
Vents: 976.8
Rammer: 1060.4
Both: 1085.2
Both and BiA: 1106
Both and Max Crew %: 1153.6

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 994.4
50% Crew: 790
75% Crew: 892.4
100% Crew: 994.4
100% Crew
Rammer: 1100.4
Vents: 1016.8
Both: 1125.2
Both and BiA: 1146
Both and Max Crew %: 1193.6

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (50 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1193
50% Crew: 937.5
75% Crew: 1065.5
100% Crew: 1193
100% Crew
Vents: 1221
Rammer: 1325.5
Both: 1356.5
Both and BiA: 1382.5
Both and Max Crew %: 1442

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1243
50% Crew: 987.5
75% Crew: 1115.5
100% Crew: 1243
100% Crew
Rammer: 1375.5
Vents: 1271
Both: 1406.5
Both and BiA: 1432.5
Both and Max Crew %: 1492

See here, here, or here for more information.






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954.4

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (40 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 954.4
50% Crew: 750
75% Crew: 852.4
100% Crew: 954.4
100% Crew
Vents: 976.8
Rammer: 1060.4
Both: 1085.2
Both and BiA: 1106
Both and Max Crew %: 1153.6

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 994.4
50% Crew: 790
75% Crew: 892.4
100% Crew: 994.4
100% Crew
Rammer: 1100.4
Vents: 1016.8
Both: 1125.2
Both and BiA: 1146
Both and Max Crew %: 1193.6

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (40 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 954.4
50% Crew: 750
75% Crew: 852.4
100% Crew: 954.4
100% Crew
Vents: 976.8
Rammer: 1060.4
Both: 1085.2
Both and BiA: 1106
Both and Max Crew %: 1153.6

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 994.4
50% Crew: 790
75% Crew: 892.4
100% Crew: 994.4
100% Crew
Rammer: 1100.4
Vents: 1016.8
Both: 1125.2
Both and BiA: 1146
Both and Max Crew %: 1193.6

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (50 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1193
50% Crew: 937.5
75% Crew: 1065.5
100% Crew: 1193
100% Crew
Vents: 1221
Rammer: 1325.5
Both: 1356.5
Both and BiA: 1382.5
Both and Max Crew %: 1442

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1243
50% Crew: 987.5
75% Crew: 1115.5
100% Crew: 1243
100% Crew
Rammer: 1375.5
Vents: 1271
Both: 1406.5
Both and BiA: 1432.5
Both and Max Crew %: 1492

See here, here, or here for more information.
Damage Per Minute


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0.46 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.57 m
With 75% Crew: 0.498 m
With 100% Crew: 0.441 m
With BiA: 0.431 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.422 m
Maximum possible: 0.404 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.46 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.57 m
With 75% Crew: 0.498 m
With 100% Crew: 0.441 m
With BiA: 0.431 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.422 m
Maximum possible: 0.404 m

For more details, see Crew
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1.9 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.354 s
With 75% Crew: 2.055 s
With 100% Crew: 1.822 s
With GLD: 1.656 s
With BiA: 1.782 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.743 s
With both and GLD: 1.584 s
Maximum possible: 1.519 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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1.9 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.354 s
With 75% Crew: 2.055 s
With 100% Crew: 1.822 s
With GLD: 1.656 s
With BiA: 1.782 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.743 s
With both and GLD: 1.584 s
Maximum possible: 1.519 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
4040 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-10°/+25°-10°/+25° Elevation Arc
103103 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2020 % Chance of Fire






280 m 

With 50% Crew: 220 m
With 75% Crew: 250 m
With 100% Crew: 280 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 294.2 m
With Coated Optics: 308 m
With Binocular Telescope: 350 m
Maximum possible: 400.8 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






280 m 

With 50% Crew: 220 m
With 75% Crew: 250 m
With 100% Crew: 280 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 294.2 m
With Coated Optics: 308 m
With Binocular Telescope: 350 m
Maximum possible: 400.8 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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325 m 

With 50% Crew: 262.4 m
With 75% Crew: 300.5 m
With 100% Crew: 339 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 390 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 357.5 m
Maximum possible: 487.9 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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325 m 

With 50% Crew: 262.4 m
With 75% Crew: 300.5 m
With 100% Crew: 339 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 390 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 357.5 m
Maximum possible: 487.9 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
M3 Light


III

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The M3 Light is a Soviet tier 3 premium light tank.

The most famous light tank of World War II, with a total of 13,859 vehicles manufactured from 1941 through September 1943. 1,576 tanks (mostly of the M3A1 version) were supplied to the U.S.S.R. under Lend-Lease, and many more to the British.

It was previously available to new players for completing the in-game training course. Codes for this tank for the EU server were also handed out by Wargaming at Tankfest 2013 and HM Fest 2014 (in Hungary). It's slightly better than a stock M3 Stuart, but inferior to one that's been fully upgraded. Even so, don't underestimate this tank, as it still has decent top speed and a fast-firing cannon.

Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

II 37 mm M5 48/70/19 40/40/50 24 0.46 1.9 78 1950

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Turrets

Tier Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear)
(mm)
Turret Traverse Speed
(deg/s)
View Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

II D37812 38/25/25 40 280 1250 1880

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IV Continental W-670 268 20 256 8610

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(гр/сек)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

II Stuart E1 12.5 40 B/2 3000 1420

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(м)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IV SCR 209 325 80 1980


Compatible Equipment

Light Spall Liner Camouflage Net Coated Optics Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Improved Ventilation Class 1 Binocular Telescope Toolbox 

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher Manual Fire Extinguisher Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Lend-Lease Oil Extra Combat Rations Removed Speed Governor Small First Aid Kit Small Repair Kit 


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Excellent top speed
  • Good turret traverse speed and elevation arc
  • Good rate of fire
  • Very good frontal armor for light tank, immune to most machineguns and autocannons (except weak spots like driver's hatch)
  • Preferential matchmaking, never sees tier 5 tanks; Makes good amount of credits (for a tier 3 premium)


Cons:


  • Poor damage and penetration
  • Poor view and signal range
  • Inferior to the regular M3 Stuart in penetration and mobility


Performance

The short signal range and poor view range makes it less beneficial as a scout than it otherwise could be. However, it is a effective flanker, and it has a fast firing cannon but low penetration, so shooting at the sides of enemy tanks is a must.


Suggested Equipment


Improved VentilationEnhanced Gun Laying Drive Coated Optics Toolbox 


Gallery

Historical Info

From the summer of 1942, when enough US medium tanks had been received, the British usually kept Stuarts out of tank-to-tank combat, using them primarily for reconnaissance. The turret was removed from some examples to save weight and improve speed and range. These became known as "Stuart Recce". Some others were converted to armored personnel carriers and were known as "Stuart Kangaroo", and some were converted command vehicles and known as "Stuart Command". M3s, M3A3s, and M5s continued in British service until the end of the war, but British units had a smaller proportion of these light tanks than US units. The other major Lend-Lease recipient of the M3, the Soviet Union, was even less happy with the tank, considering it undergunned, underarmored, likely to catch fire, and too sensitive to fuel quality. The narrow tracks were highly unsuited to operation in winter conditions, as they resulted in high ground pressures under which the tank sank into the snow. Further, the M3's radial aircraft engine required high-octane fuel, which complicated Soviet logistics as most of their tanks used diesel. However, the M3 was superior to early-war Soviet light tanks such as the T-60, which were often underpowered and possessed even lighter armament than the Stuart. In 1943, the Red Army tried out the M5 and decided that the upgraded design was not much better than the M3. Being less desperate than in 1941, the Soviets turned down an American offer to supply the M5. M3s continued in Red Army service at least until 1944.



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