Light Tank: M5A1 Stuart

M5A1 Stuart

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.

Characteristics for a vehicle with basic configuration and a crew with 100% qualification.

Main Characteristics

Tier IV
Hit Points 310 HP
Weight/Load Limit 15.56 / 15.75 t
Price 143,000
Crew
  1. Commander (Loader)
  2. Gunner (Loader)
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
Mobility
Engine Power 296 h.p.
Speed Limit 64 km/h
Traverse Speed 36 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 48 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 28
  • sides 28
  • rear 25
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 38
  • sides 31
  • rear 31
Armament
Gun 37 mm M6
Ammunition 123 pcs
Damage 30-50 HP
Armor Penetration 42-70 mm
Rate of Fire 26.09 rounds/min
View Range 330 m
Signal Range 395 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
III M3A3
  • front 38
  • sides 31
  • rear 31
48 330 1,890
IV M5A1
  • front 44
  • sides 31
  • rear 31
48 350 5,000
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
III 37 mm M6 40/40/50 56/78/19 26.09 8,350
IV 47 mm Gun Type 1 70/70/90 81/130/25 24.0 21,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
IV Twin Cadillac, Series 42 296 20 10,350
IV Continental R-975-C1 400 20 10,500
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
III VVSS T36E6 15.75 36 1,500
IV VVSS T55E1 18.0 38 4,700
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
VI SCR 508 395 21,600
IX SCR 506 615 33,600