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M5A1 Stuart Tank


M5A1 Light Tanks were widely used by the U.S. Army prior to W.W.II. During W.W.II light tank production could not keep up with the demand. Cadillac offered to build a light tank similar to the Army's existing M3 model, but powered by twin Cadillac engines instead. The result was the efficient and highly reliable M5 model. The M5 was replaced in production after only about one year, by the improved M5A1 model, which is nearly identical in design. M5's are now quite rare, with only a dozen still existing today. This M5 is quite unique in that it shows much combat damage on its hull from action stemming from its use with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific during W.W.II.





M5a1 Stuart

CREW:  4      WEIGHT:  16.5 tons

ENGINE: Twin Cadallac, 16 cylinder, V-8, 4 cycle

SPEED: 36 mph      RANGE:    100- miles

MAIN ARMAMENT: 1 pc. M6 37mm cannon, 2 pcs. .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Gun

 






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