Bolt Action: M3 Stuart Platoon
Warlord Games haben jetzt das M3 Stuart Platoon aus Plastik im Shop.
Fight your way across the deserts of North Africa, through the jungles of the Pacific, across Manchuria and the Russian steppe, and into Europe with this well armed light tank.
Before the war much effort went into building light tanks, which were felt to have a role analogous to cavalry in an earlier age. Once war began these precepts were quickly brought into question, and the need for more heavily armoured and better armed tanks became apparent. The M3 was derived from the pre-war M2A4 light tank: it retained that tank’s 37mm gun and 3 hull-mounted machine guns.
The M3 was also the first American crewed tank to engage an enemy tank. Fighting their first tank battle in December 1941, when a platoon of five M3s led by Lieutenant Ben R. Morin engaged the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) 4th Tank Regiment’s Type 95 Ha-Go light tanks north of Damortis.
The M3A1 made its combat debut on Guadalcanal, where it was part the 1st Marine Tank Battalion in 1941 where it proved an excellent tank in jungles against the ill equipped Japanese, serving with both the US and British forces until gradual replacement by the Sherman from 1944.
Principal service: 1940–43. Numbers manufactured: 5,811.
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Preis: 50.00 GBP
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Quelle: Warlord Games