M3 Lee Grant Medium Tank 1941 45

Author: Steven J. Zaloga
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The highly successful 'stop-gap' M3 medium tank was designed in 1941, and as adequate turret casting facilities were not yet ready, the M3 used an unusual armament configuration patterned after a French tank. British lend-lease demands led to the design of a second turret type with the US version called the Lee and the British version the Grant. It could penetrate Panzer armor, and its explosive firepower was excellent for dealing with German anti-tank guns. This book covers the design, development, service and variants of a vehicle that was the backbone of many World War II forces.

M3 Lee Grant

Author: David Doyle
Editor: Afv Modeller
ISBN: 9780993564680
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This volume is the most detailed study yet presented of the M3 Lee/Grant tanks, illustrating and describing the development, production, and use of these iconic vehicles by US, Commonwealth, and Russian forces during WWII. The tanks, their power plants, and production techniques used by each manufacturer are shown from assembly line to front line through this profusely illustrated book, including numerous never before published vintage photos.

Medium Tank M3 Lee M3 Grant

Author: Slawomir Zajaczkowski
Editor: Topdrawings
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M3 General Lee - an American medium tank from World War II era, also used by the British army. In the US, known as Lee, in the United Kingdom as Grant. M3 tank was created as a result of the need to replace the obsolete M2 tank, which did not match the WWII battlefield. The serial production began in August 1941. The M3 tank had many components from the M2 light tank, including chassis, Wright R975 EC2 star engine and the shape of the combat compartment. M3 was meant to be a transitional solution due to the lack of turrets for a 75 mm cannon (M2 type cannon), which was finally mounted in the sponson on the right front of the hull. Second antitank gun - 37 mm caliber - was mounted in the turret and intended to fight enemy vehicles. The original M3 was equipped with a riveted hull and a turret in which M6 cannons were mounted (cal. 37 mm). In the M3A1 version the riveted turret construction, dangerous for the crew, was replaced with a cast version. The new turret was easier to assemble, which accelerated the production process. It also reduced the weight of the vehicle. Both guns were equipped with gyroscopic stabilizers. Additional armament included two or three Browning M1919 machine guns, caliber 0.30 inches. In American M3, two Brownings were mounted in a small rotating dome at the top of the turret. In the British version there was an entrance hatch for the crew. The crew of the tank consisted of six soldiers (initially seven). A total of 6258 M3 tanks were produced in all versions. They served in the British, Australian, American and Soviet armies.

M3 Medium Tank

Author: David Doyle
Editor: Schiffer Military History
ISBN: 9780764361418
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The M3 Lee was America's first mass-produced combat tank. Its unusual configuration of hull-mounted 75 mm gun and turret-mounted 37 mm cannon was a result of the rush to get the vehicle in production following Nazi Germany's rapid advances in Europe. Following heavy British tank losses in France, the Commonwealth turned to the US to bolster their tank stocks, and the M3 was adapted, through the use of a different turret style, to fill this need. Later, as more-advanced tanks became available, notably the M4 Sherman, the M3s were adapted to fill other roles. This book chronicles the development and use of these vehicles from concept to combat. Through dozens of archival photos, many never before published, as well as detailed photographs of some of the finest existent examples of surviving vehicles, these iconic armored fighting vehicles are explored, and their history is explained.

Book Catalog Of The Library And Information Services Division Author Title Series Indexes

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Armor

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On Armor

Author: Bruce I. Gudmundsson
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275950200
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The story of armored technology--including the rise and fall of the main battle tank--the ideas behind it, and its utilization in combination with other forces to form an extraordinarily rich variety of units and formations.

Armoured Fighting Vehicles Of The World

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Tanks In Detail

Author: Terry Gander
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The Cumulative Book Index

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A world list of books in the English language.

American Book Publishing Record

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The Ultimate Wwii Quiz Book

Author: Timothy B. Benford
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ISBN: 9780760709450
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World War Ii Battle By Battle

Author: Nikolai Bogdanovic
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472835549
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This compact gift book takes thirty of World War II's most significant clashes, both the famous and the lesser known, and presents their stories in a concise, easy to digest format, accompanied by beautiful Osprey artwork plates in full colour that illuminate a key moment in each battle. World War II was the single greatest conflict the world has ever known, fought in theatres all around the globe, and many of its battles – Stalingrad, Monte Cassino, the Battle of Britain – are household names. While the Western Front in Europe is often what first comes to mind, bitter and bloody battles were also fought in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, on land, at sea, and in the air, and their many stories help illuminate both the scale and the varying character of the conflict.

We Gave Our Today

Author: Will Fowler
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited
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Nearly a million strong by 1944, the British 14th Army fought and ultimately conquered the Japanese forces that invaded Burma and strove to break through into India. But the victory was hard won, with great suffering along the way. With priority given to defeating Germany, these troops were last in line for additional men and equipment, and they joked about being The Forgotten Army.” Here is the story of these remarkable soldiers, whose monument at Kohima reads:When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.”

The Royal Armoured Corps Journal

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British And Commonwealth Armoured Formations 1919 46

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Tanks Of World War Ii

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An account of the most important tanks in WWII and where they fought. Chronilogical treatment.

The Encyclopedia Of Tanks And Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Author: Christopher F. Foss
Editor: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
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Tanks and armoured fighting vehicles have revolutionised modern warfare, dominating the battlefield in conflicts all over the world with their firepower, armour and mobility. Featured in this book are over 900 tanks, armoured personnel carriers, self-propelled guns, reconnaissance vehicles and armoured cars.

A Photo History Of Tanks In Two World Wars

Author: George Forty
Editor: Blandford
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Traces the development of the tank, shows the various types of armored vehicles used by the Americans, English, French and Germans, and discusses how tanks were used in battle

Tm 9 750 Ordnance Maintenance Lee Medium Tanks M3 M3a1 And M3a2 Technical Manual

Author: War Department
Editor: Periscope Film LLC
ISBN: 9781937684358
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The Lee Medium Tank M3 was an American tank used during World War II. In Britain the tank was called by two names based on the turret configuration. Tanks employing US pattern turrets were called the "General Lee," named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Variants using British pattern turrets were known as "General Grant," named after U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant. Design commenced in July of 1940, and the first M3s were operational in late 1941. 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. Of the 6,258 M3s produced by the U.S., 2,855 M3s were supplied to the British Army, and about 1,386 to the Soviet Union. One of the American M3 medium tank's first actions during the war was in 1942, during the North African Campaign. British Lees and Grants were in action against Rommel's forces at the disastrous Battle of Gazala on May 27th that year. They continued to serve in North Africa until the end of that campaign. A regiment of M3s was also used by the U.S. 1st Armored Division in North Africa. In the North African campaign, the M3 was generally appreciated for its mechanical reliability, good armor and heavy firepower. Created in 1942, this technical manual reveals a great deal about the M3's design and capabilities. Intended as a manual for those charged with maintenance, it details many aspects of its engine, cooling, transmission and other systems. Originally labeled restricted, this manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.