The U.S. military utilized the "M" (Model) letter to designate nearly all of their equipment. Tanks. It had thicker armor than the U.S. one and removed the U.S. cupola for a simple hatch. Both: 3633 The M2 75mm can punish the enemy badly, though at a slower rate than with the M3. First series were are powered by 400 horsepower Wright Whirlwind aviation engines, M3 Grant at the US Army Ordnance Museum, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, M3 tank under construction. Excellent for half-hiding, or hiding behind a wall with only the sponson outside, Wonderfully capable of baiting, but a great ambush weapon as well, Target area is vertical, not horizontal, at any time, as long as you remain pointed at the enemy, "Leather" armor offers almost no protection from practically any weapon, Tank-destroyer design with light-tank playstyle employing heavy-tank size and artillery armor was never a good idea, Impossibly hard to snipe with, all things considered, Not the best with flanking; it is a sitting duck when coming over ridges or around left corners, which often happens during flanking, No protection when right side is against wall. While the Lee's stock rotational speed of 42 degrees-per-second is definitely above average for tier 4, turning the hull is always awkward and will completely ruin your accuracy. November 1942. Never try to trade with high dpm tanks like the D.W. 2 with the 5 cm or the T-28/T-34. The M3 Lee has placed all its focus into a ferocious DPM, in exchange for almost everything else. Also, widely recognized under its U.K. designation, M3 Grant, named after the General of the federal troops U. Contains a pre-painted Tank, 5 Crew, Module, and Upgrade Cards, and an Online Bonus Code. The Panzer III and Panzer IV's success in the French campaign led the U.S. Army to immediately order a new medium tank armed with a 75 mm gun in a turret. Div. This would be the M4 Sherman. Nominal DPM: 1833.7 All were the Lee variants, although they are sometimes referred to generically as Grants. The Medium M3 Tank (or M3 Lee or Grant) was an American medium tank. A total of 6,258 M3 tanks of various modifications were produced. 100% Crew The only good part is the gun, with high penetration and an average of 110 damage per shot. 100% Crew Both and Max Crew %: 2427.7. For a tier 4 medium tank the M3 Lee gets a very good top gun and it’s stock gun isn’t that shabby either. With 75% Crew: 1.947 s Rammer: 4231.5 So why play the Lee at all if it's so bad? It was, however, plagued by design flaws and was immediately withdrawn with the breakthrough of the M4 Sherman. Both and Max Crew %: 3687.25 50% Crew: 1775.4 Both and BiA: 2222 Despite their lower-than-average off-road performance, the M3s performed well as they traversed the steep hillsides around Imphal. However, even this under-performer still has teeth, and any player who writes it off as no threat risks receiving a hail of 75mm shells in return. Tank production at Chrysler tank arsenal. British versions were known as General Grant. This allows for excellent soft stats on the gun. The 75-mm was operated by a gunner and a loader. Both and Max Crew %: 2889.7, Standard Gun Rammer: 2.59 s Nominal DPM: 2200 2.6 Gekkan Senshado Magazine 2.7 … Vents: 3111.5 We're Redditors with a passion for gaming, tanks, and everything in between! The chassis and running gear of the M3 design was adapted by the Canadians for their Ram tank. 100% Crew: 3825.5 Both and Max Crew %: 2779.7 The M3 differed slightly from this pattern having a main gun which could fire an armor-piercing projectile at a velocity high enough for efficiently piercing armor, as well as deliver a high-explosive shell that was large enough to be effective. The M3 was well armed and armored for the period, but due to design flaws (high silhouette, archaic sponson mounting of the main gun, below average off-road performance) it was not satisfactory and was withdrawn from front line duty as soon as the M4 Sherman became available in large numbers. 75% Crew: 3.89 s Home. AP 110d / 92p APCR 110d / 127p HE 175d / 38p. 100% Crew: 3043.25 This tank was a spiritual successor to the slightly successful M2 Medium tank. The Medium Tank M3 was an American tank used during World War II. The starting M2 is no joke, but lacking in dispersion and a bit in penetration. Vents: 2346.3 The M3 tanks with the new turret and radio setup received the name "General Grant", while the original M3s were called "General Lee", or more usually just "Grant" and "Lee". Combined with the awkwardness of firing its gun, and old hands tended to treat the Lee like a free kill. The radios can be researched on the tree M2 Medium Tank, so mount the SCR 506 right away. It played a pivotal role during the Battle of Imphal, during which the Imperial Japanese Army's 14th Tank Regiment (consisting of mostly captured British M3 Stuart light tanks and their own Type 95 light tanks) encountered M3 medium tanks for the first time. Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables, http://wiki.wargaming.net/en/index.php?title=Tank:A04_M3_Grant&oldid=298554, Incredible DPM value, acceptable aim time, Main gun is hull-mounted; as a result, cannot go hull-down and vulnerable to tracking, Despite the TD-style gun mount, all its gun parameters except for RoF are fairly mediocre even by tier 4 mediums' standard, Non-functional turret is a weakspot and hurts its camo rating, HP pool is still quite low for its tier, despite its huge size. They continued to serve in North Africa until the end of that campaign. M3 Lees cannot go headfirst into combat because it has terrible side armor and tanks can just run around it. The M3 Lee is an American tier 4 medium tank. But its rapid-firing gun can do terrifying damage to lightweight tanks, can be kept on them surprisingly well with the Lee's hull traverse, and with so many shells spitting out, has a higher chance of blowing their tracks off, which is basically a death sentence for light tanks. With 100% Crew: 1.726 s The M3 Lee was a medium tank, used by both the U.S. and British forces (where it had the designation M3 Grant) and saw use in the battles of North Africa. Play Now! Those who want it can pick it up that way, and now that it is no longer required, the Lee can take its proper place as a difficult oddity with potentially high rewards for mastering it. During the battle for Tarawa island in 1943, the U.S. Army attacked nearby Makin Island, which was considered a less-,costly operation. Both and BiA: 2.48 s Player stats NA EU Asia. The vertical volute suspension units included a return roller made with self-contained and readily replaced units bolted to the chassis. Despite all these drawbacks, this tank can be fairly successful if played correctly, particularly if you have experience with the American T82 and T40 tank destroyers. 50% Crew: 3.72 s The design was unusual because the main weapon; a larger caliber, low-velocity 75 mm gun, was in an offset sponson mounted in the hull with limited traverse. A WWII-era U.S. medium tank. With 75% Crew: 2.271 s Contains a pre-painted Tank, 5 Crew, World of Tanks Expansion: M3 Lee Both and Max Crew %: 2317.7 In Britain the tank was called "General Lee", named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and the modified version built with a new turret was called the "General Grant", named after U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant. With 100% Signal Boost: 738 m Most people prefer to grind with the M3 Lee only for the M4 Sherman, an all around great tank. 100% Crew: 1912.9 With both and GLD: 1.501 s It's the Maginot Battle! The M3 Lee, officially Medium Tank, M3, was an American medium tank used during World War II. 19 radio. Tank Recovery Vehicle M32 Downloads Page: The Place For Things Too Big To Post, Like Field Manuals And Tech Manuals, and Large Reports. AP 110d / 90p APCR 110d / 125p HE 175d / 38p. Variants using British pattern turrets were known as "Grant", named after Union general Ulysses S. Grant. The Lee/Grant never achieved the fame of the Sherman. The vehicle was named after the Confederate General of the U.S. Civil War, R. Lee. Finally, its concealment and spotting are awful considering how tall it is--320 meters view range is low for tier 4 mediums, and it effectively cannot hide. When the U.S. entered the war, the M2 design was obsolete with a 37 mm gun, 32 mm frontal armor, machine gun main armament, and a very-high silhouette. In the end, the M3 in the CBI theater performed the mission it's original designers had intended it to do: that of supporting the infantry. 100% Crew Both and BiA: 3535 But it would be used in the later M7 Priest before the advent of the M4's chassis was used instead. Rammer: 2549.8 It is extremely inflexible, as all of its power is focused into one aspect (DPM). The M3 Lee is hated simply because of the fact it has no turret, it's large size (hard to hide), and terribly imprecise gun. The British design required one fewer crew member than the US version due to the radio in the turret. 100% Crew Both and Max Crew %: 2.85 s, Standard Gun I intend to pass on my limited wisdom and help you survive the Lee on your way to your next tank. 75% Crew: 3.24 s In the North African campaign, the M3 was generally appreciated for it's mechanical reliability, good armor, and heavy firepower. The penetration being at 92mm with AP allows you to tear through any medium tanks/lights tanks up to tier 6 and for tier 5 heavies/tougher opponents the premium rounds give you a chance to penetrate from the front. Theoretical Damage Per Minute When the British Army received their new M3 medium tanks from the US, confusion immediately set in, as the M3 medium tank and the M3 light tank were identically named. In all three areas, it outclassed the available British tanks and was able to fight German tanks and towed anti-tank guns. Workers riveting the hull in Chrysler tank arsenal, Medium Tank M3A1 Lee at the US Army Ordnance Museum. 100% Crew: 3218.25 Grant. 100% Crew: 3650.5 It also has a mini turret at the top that makes it even more vulnerable to fire and increases its profile. With 75% Crew: 0.508 m It was known by two names, “Lee” and “Grant”. Crew of M-3 Tank #309490, D Co., 2nd Bn., 12th Ar. The most notable feature is that it is quite tall--the hull alone is as tall as a Panzer III, and it features another turret on top of that (and another turret on that turret!). The British cast turret included a bustle at the back for the Wireless Set No. In each case, two weapons were mounted to give the tanks adequate capability in firing both anti-personnel high explosive ammunition and armor-piercing ammunition for anti-tank combat. The hull of the M3 was also used for self-propelled artillery and recovery vehicles. With 75% Crew: 285.7 m The M3 was replaced by the M4 Sherman as soon as these were available, though several M3s saw limited action in the battle for Normandy as armored recovery vehicles with dummy guns. With 75% Crew: 568.6 m In the Far East, the M3's main task was infantry support. I finally get around to reviewing the M3 Lee, after playing about three games in it a year ago and using free xp to get to the M4 Sherman. 100% Crew: 2404.6 75% Crew: 2871.75 The M3 Lee works best in close-range ambushes where accuracy and size are non-issues. The M3 Lee is an American tier 4 medium tank. Currently we can only use the biggest, 75mm, gun. Vents: 2065.8 Its tank design was evolving through a p… M3 Lee was an American medium tank used during World War II. The M3 Lee marks the end of its American medium line. Because its gun is mounted in a sponson and the tank is so large, the Lee's crew has a lot of room to move and work in relative comfort. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Both and BiA: 3710 A small turret with a lighter, high-velocity 37 mm gun sat on the tall hull. The names were dependent on the turret configuration of the tanks and the crew size. (dont insult or flame me for it, please) As we all know, the M3 Lee (or Grant if you will) has two guns. Review of the much-hated M3 Lee from WoT, the American tier 4 medium tank. Reload Times To log in, select the region where your account is registered, Or use Microsoft Login to enter WoT XBOX ecosystem. Vents: 3286.5 Steering was by differential braking, with a turning circle of 37 ft (11 m). Nominal: 3.6 s Rammer: 3381 The Lee's survivability is also questionable. Nominal: 3 s British Lees and Grants were in action against Rommel's forces at the disastrous Battle of Gazala on 27 May that year. 50% Crew: 1590.6 The M3 was tall and roomy: the power transmission ran through the crew compartment under the turret cage to the gearbox driving the front sprockets. M3 Lee's second gun - posted in Medium Tanks: This is porbably the milionth time youre reading a thread about this, but I still want to address the point. Compared to the now-tree T6 this height is only marginally higher--but the T6 has a turreted main gun. Both: 2283.6 It also sighted the coaxial machine gun. This includes on the upper turrets, though since those are frozen in place, they form a weakspot that can be easily hit. Advantageous Damage Per Minute The problem with it is that it requires it's own special style of play. When affected by 100% Relaying: 291.5 m Using Shell Type 3 (175 Damage): Its aiming and dispersion values are the same as on the T6; however, that extra crew room allows the M3 Lee (with a 100% crew) to fire twenty shots a minute with a reload of under 3 seconds. British Lees and Grants were used by the British Fourteenth Army from the fall of Rangoon, performing admirably until the end of the war. With 100% Crew: 320 m A WWII-era U.S. medium tank. Both and BiA: 4415.25 The usual way to play the Lee is as a short-range TD; it lacks the accuracy and stealth to accurately snipe, but close to the frontline with other tanks in front of it, it can pump out rapid-fire damage that can punch through just about anything it sees at 4 or 5. 50% Crew: 2355.5 This rotated the turret fully in 15 seconds. The latter being canceled due to the German Pz.Kpfw.IV's firepower. So what does this all boil down to? The Lee is a lot like the Turreted TD's, weak armor but GOOD gun and mobility. Maximum possible: 1.679 s, With 50% Crew: 251.4 m Grant. Vents: 3907.75 Unfortunately for most players, this tank will be somewhat difficult to play with, particularly if you're less experienced with Tank Destroyers. Don't sign your name or any such action, please, and add your comment to the appropriate section below. These flaws cannot be ignored and define the tank; you always have to consider and compensate for them. 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