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Ch09_M5 (Stock)

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Totals
143000 Price
310 Hit Points
15.47 / 15.75 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
28.6/28.6/25.4Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
38.1/31.8/31.8Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
296 h.p.Engine Power
64.4 km/hSpeed Limit
36 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
40 Standard Shell Damage
56 mmStandard Shell Penetration
2.3 Reload Time
48 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
330 mView Range
395 mSignal Range
IV
M5A1 Stuart
143000
The first tanks of the M5 series were produced in April 1942, and a new modification, the M5A1, was preferred over other variants. After the M24 Chaffee was developed, the M5A1 tanks were deemed obsolete and were exported to other countries, including China. A total of 100 tanks of this type were supplied to the Kuomintang. During the Civil War (1946–1949), many of these vehicles were captured by the PLA.

M5A1 Stuart

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret III M3A3 1020 38.1/31.8/31.8 48 330
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun III 37 mm M6 84 56/78/19 40/40/50 26.09 0.42 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Twin Cadillac, Series 42 530 296 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis III VVSS T36E6 3550 15.75 36
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI SCR 508 0 395

M3A3

Speed

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret III M3A3 1020 38.1/31.8/31.8 48 330
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun III 37 mm M6 84 56/78/19 40/40/50 26.09 0.42 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Continental R-975-C1 516 400 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IV VVSS T55E1 3550 18 38
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX SCR 506 0 615

Stuart VI

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret IV M5A1 1200 44.5/31.8/31.8 48 350
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV 47 mm Gun Type 1 411 81/130/25 70/70/90 24 0.42 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Continental R-975-C1 516 400 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IV VVSS T55E1 3550 18 38
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX SCR 506 0 615

Compatible Equipment

Small Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Vertical Coil Springs 2 Class
Improved Ventilation Class 1
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Quality Oil
Improved Combat Rations
Removed Speed Governor
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Excellent maneuverability
  • Great top speed
  • High rate of fire
  • Good penetration (for a tier 4 scout)
  • Faster than the American M5 Stuart


Cons:


  • Loses maneuverability at speed
  • Damage is lacking
  • Easily crippled
  • Difficult learning curve
  • Harsh Matchmaking values, can meet vehicles up to tier 7


Performance

This tank plays quite differently depending on if you are near the top or bottom of the battle. If you are near the top, it is advised that you try to light enemies still, but don't be very aggressive with doing it. Just poke you turret over hills or lead the pack a little. The gun you have has good characteristics compared to most of the other tier 4 lights, so you can engage other tanks successfully. When you are at the bottom, things change. You can no longer engage most tanks with success, so you have to mainly do spotting. You can do this by doing it the same way you would in a low tier battle (works best on hilly, close-quarters areas like the railroad on Live Oaks). You can also find a bush that is roughly 150-350 m away from an enemy area and light them up. If you are going to pick the second option, you should bring a camo net and binoculars. When used properly this tank can wreak havoc at an enemy base. This tank can sometimes take down a higher tier medium or light tank when used by a veteran player.


History for this tank not found


China
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Medium Tanks VType T-34 VIType 58 VIIT-34-1 VIIIT-34-2 VIIIT-34-3 IXWZ-120 X121
Heavy Tanks VIIIS-2 VIII110 VIII112 IXWZ-111 model 1-4 X113
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France IRenault FT IID1 IIHotchkiss H35 IIIAMX 38 IVAMX 40 VELC AMX VIAMX 12 t VIF224 AMX Chaffee VIIAMX 13 75 VIIIAMX 13 90
USSR IMS-1 mark_id mark_id IIBT-2 IIT-26 IIT-60 IITetrarch IIIBT-7 IIIBT-SV mark_id IIIM3 Light IIIT-127 mark_id IIIT-46 IIIT-70 IVA-20 IVT-50 IVT-80 IVValentine II VIMT-25 mark_id VIILTTB VIIIT-54 ltwt.
China IRenault NC-31 IIVickers Mk. E Type B IIIType 2597 Chi-Ha IVM5A1 Stuart VI59-16 VIType 64 mark_id VIIWZ-131 VIIIWZ-132
Japan IRenault Otsu IIType 95 Ha-Go mark_id IIIType 98 Ke-Ni mark_id IVType 5 Ke-Ho
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