These reasons, among others, explain why these tanks were most of the time relocated to the Far East, India and the Pacific, where they could deal more easily with Japanese tanks. Airfix 1/35 British M3 Stuart 'Honey' Please see the Full Build review of this kit.. Background. Including some flame throwers. Although distributed to the British as the M3 Stuart (an homage to J.E.B. REPLY. The first series M3 was a cavalry tank and, as such, not meant to deal with other tanks, but only occasional infantry and other scouting forces. From the Airfix kit: The British named the M3 "General Stuart" upon receipt of the tank under the Lend-Lease program in June of 1941. La M5A1 era la versione più utilizzata dalle unità statunitensi a partire dal 1943. The highly upgraded M3A3 was the last version of this light tank before being completely replaced by the M5. Observing events in Europe, American tank designers realized that the Light Tank M2 was becoming obsolete and set about improving it. More details In Stock. One prototype, the M3 Maxson turret version, had a quad .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine gun AA mount, but remained experimental. M3 jeb stuart honey light tank. These fought at Guadalcanal with the US Marine Corps, and with the British Army through Lend-Lease, performing well in Burma and India against the Japanese, despite being obsolete. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. The Rolled face-hardened steel side armor was 1 inch (22 mm) thick. And other tactics as well. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. They were not particularly used for rearguards. I to IV, also called Stuart Recce, personal armored carriers called Stuart Kangaroo, mostly used by Anzacs, and a command turretless version (“Stuart Command”) with extra radio equipment. 3427 were produced, the last one leaving the factory in October 1943, and in British service it was called Stuart Mk. Although the official British designation was “Stuart”, paying homage to Civil War Confederate General J.E.B. Text, “…Here is a United States built Honey tank speeding at the foot of this insignificant-looking but converted hill…” The Perthshire Advertiser newspaper Wednesday 28 April 1943, page 11, Article title “Tank soldiers can take it…”. From that point, the sponson machine guns were removed, as the three remaining machine guns were judged sufficient for the task. Il carro era motorizzato con un motore stellare aeronautico ma altre versioni del mezzo furono dotate di motori diesel o di motori automobilistici montati in serie (Light Tank M5). Late M3 “Painintheass”, 3rd USMC Tank Battalion, Bougainville, Pacific, November 1943. Soviet Lend-Leased early production M3A1. Its main feature was a 20° sloped and thickened welded hull, which greatly improved their survivability. http://www.wwiivehicles.com/united-states/vehicle/light-tank/m3-light-tank/m3a1/m3a1-light-tank-stuart-turret-basket-01.png, http://www.strijdbewijs.nl/tanks/stuart/stu02.jpg, https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1p0Ll9TITGDiF9_fdS-tv1797JBs0_-pB70ReE_kIRkE/edit#gid=1911430820. Nel Pacifico lo Stuart si dimostrò più che adeguato al proprio compito. General Eichelberger was aloud to return to SWPA headquarters alive. The upper front of the hull was 1 1/2 inch (38 mm) thick. Dopo la disastrosa battaglia del passo Kasserine, dove si scontrarono con i carri tedeschi, l'U.S. A Free French M3A3 from the 1ere Armée (General De Lattre de Tassigny), Provence, August 1944. Australian Stuart Mk.III “Honey”, first battle of El Alamein, June 1942. Lo Stuart è rimasto in servizio presso alcune forze armate latino-americane fino al 1996. L'M3 venne impiegato in grandi numeri durante l'operazione Torch, lo sbarco sulla costa algerina e del Marocco, verso la fine del 1942. Kevin J. McNichols. But thank you for trying to answer. L'M3 e l'M5 Stuart furono dei carri armati leggeri prodotti negli Stati Uniti durante la seconda guerra mondiale. Diversi esemplari verranno trasformati in Stuart Recce eliminando, per ridurne il peso totale, la torretta in modo da aumentare il raggio di azione e la velocità. As a temporary measure, before replacement by a newer model, the M3A3 was introduced. Along with The M3 Lee and M3 Half-track, the M3 Stuart was sent via lend-lease to the Soviets, with just under 1000 units of the light tank being recieved. These will be available… £ This one served during Operation Torch of November 1942 in Northern Africa. Large amounts of M3 Stuarts were delivered through Lend-Lease to the British and Commonwealth. An improved version entered service as M5. Modelli di M5 Stuart 3D per il scaricare, file in 3ds, max, c4d, maya, blend, obj, fbx con opzioni low poly, animate, truccate, di gioco e VR. The M3A3 hull was also roomier, and this space was used to add more fuel and ammunition storage. Rispetto al carro che lo precedeva la corazzatura era stata aumentata ed era stato montato un diverso sistema di controllo del rinculo del cannone. Lo sviluppo cominciò nel 1942 ma non venne accettata dalle forze armate, M3/M3A1 Satan: Carri M3 ed M3A1 dotati di, M5A1 con lanciafiamme E5R1-M3: Carro M3A1 dotato di lanciafiamme E5R1-M3 installato nello scafo al posto della mitragliatrice, M5A1 con lanciafiamme E7-7: Carro M5A1 dotato di lanciafiamme E7-7 montato al posto del cannone da 37 mm, M5A1 con lanciafiamme E9-9: Come la precedente ma con lanciafiamme E9-9. The Australian quickly replaced them with much heavier Matildas that worked much better in close combat. Su questo teatro operativo gli M3 costituivano la massa delle forze corazzate. The secondary machine-gun armament was impressive, with five manned by the four crew members (driver, co-driver, gunner and commander). He also found a number of wartime newspaper entries where the reporters used the name ‘Honey’ when talking about the M3 Stuart: The Scotsman, Wednesday 26 August 1942, ‘Leaving the desert track he swept over the desert in a Honey tank, with brigade pennant flying…’; Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer Wednesday 26 August 1942, Same text ‘Leaving the desert track he swept over the desert in a Honey tank, with brigade pennant flying…’: Daily Herald Monday 07 September 1942, ‘Here is a United States built Honey Tank speeding at the foot of this insignificant-looking but coveted hill….’; Belfast News-Letter, Wednesday 26 August 1942, ‘Mr Churchill swept over the desert in a Honey tank, with brigade pennant flying…’; Perthshire Advertiser, Wednesday 28 April 1943, ‘I was just wondering what to do with this party when one of our gunner observation posts came up in a Honey Tank….’ The ‘Honey’ nickname never stuck with the US Military. The M3A2 was not produced. Despite retaining many features from the M3, including the turret, tracks, suspension and most importantly the weak 37 mm (1.45 in) gun, the M5 was largely improved, with a brand new powerpack – two Cadillac V8 automobile engines, more reliable and less subject to catching fire than the previous Continental aviation engines. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'tanks_encyclopedia_com-leader-2','ezslot_11',110,'0','0'])); The 13,800 M3s built saw action extensively throughout all Allied operational theaters, from North Africa in 1942 to the Pacific in 1945. It first entered production in 1941 as the M2A4 model, which soon became the M3 Light Tank. 33, Osprey New Vanguard. Very little artillery was available for Buna and Gona. M3 Stuart tanks in Paraguay (2002). Soon, it became clear that a new model, which could be favorably compared to the European models, had to be studied for mass production. Osprey Publishing, New Vanguard #33: M3 & M5 Stuart Light Tank 1940–45 The last M1A1 version was equipped with a 37 mm (1.45 in) gun, a new engine and turret. 1/35. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. The M3A1 was an improved version, heavily produced until the end of 1942, when the M3A3, designed alongside the M5, was introduced. Va detto che questi risultati negativi derivavano più dall'impiego tattico e dallo scarso addestramento, rispetto ai carristi tedeschi e italiani, degli equipaggi più che a deficienze intrinseche del mezzo. Ed Webster has found a number of WW2 period British Newspapers where the tank is clearly called the Honey tank. The M3A3 benefited from the improvement in hull design which was introduced with the M5 light tank. Era dotato di due motori Cadillac e della torretta della versione M3A1. L'M3 e l'M5 Stuart furono dei carri armati leggeri prodotti negli Stati Uniti durante la seconda guerra mondiale. The M3A2 was only a paper project with an entirely welded hull. Stuart and was used for both the M3 and the derivative M5 Light Tank. Il primo impiego operativo dell'M3 avvenne con le forze corazzate britanniche in Nord Africa nel novembre del 1941. All'interno di questa struttura trovava posto un, T81: Doveva essere un carro M5A1 dotato di, T85: Versione con lo scafo del T65 ma armata con un, T8: Versione da ricognizione su scafo M5. The M3 incorporated a thicker ar… Prezzo di listino: €27,34. From the material point of view, the latest M2A4 and the M3 were both designed to be more effective than only infantry support units. La torretta era dotata di un compartimento posteriore per l'apparecchiatura, M5 o Stuart VI: Versione con lo scafo riprogettato e molto simile a quello dell'M3A3. Would like to see an entry on the Stuart/Honey in the UK section. The M3s found themselves largely employed in the Pacific (while being replaced by the M24 Chaffee in Europe), mostly due to the conditions found there. The name 'Stuart', used by the Brits, was not … Altri M3 furono trasformati in carri comando. Un successivo sviluppo del carro M3 Stuart fu l'M5. Crews were well-aware of their weaknesses and avoided combat against other tanks, as well as heavily fortified positions. Paypal.me/tankartfund. Soviet Lend-Leased late production M3A1 in winter livery, Leningrad sector, early 1943. The rear was 1 inch (25 mm) thick. Text, “…rode in tank Mr Churchill swept over the desert in a Honey tank with brigade pennant flying …” Airfix A1358 M3 Stuart "Honey" - New Arrivals - Shop

The British named the M3 "General Stuart" upon receipt of the tank under the Lend-Lease program in June of 1941. Stuart, they found themselves affectionately dubbed “Honey”, because of their smooth ride. Similar in Romanian, which is my mother tongue, as I have edited the article myself back in the day. Airfix has added 1/35 scale to their line and has done so by releasing some older Academy kits under license. Share Pinterest By buying this product you can collect up to 1 loyalty point. Most South American countries received Stuarts after the war, including Brazil, which improved them greatly under the seventies X1A major upgrades. Also, in order to help us with illustrating and publishing, please do consider donating through Patreon or Paypal. US troop and Australian infantry had little success and were also suffering heavy casualties. Anche la ruota motrice venne alzata. Oct 4, 2017 - Explore Mark Groth's board "Stuart Honey" on Pinterest. In September 1939, the US Army was ill-prepared as far as armored vehicles, training and tactics went. The Soviets designated the tank as M3L (L = Legkhiy: Light). British Stuart V “Elusive”, 22nd Armored Brigade, 7th Armored Division, Normandy, June 1944. the affectionate name of "Honey" by its operators. Academy. While such articles are within our sights and within our scope, they are not currently in the works. Belongs to the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, 7th Armored division, Sidi Rezegh, Libia, November 1941. at the Elmira The British crew does. Chinese PLA M3A3, south-eastern China, fall 1944. Extra fuel and extra tracks were mounted for long range missions and, to save weight, the hull side machine guns were often dismounted and the hatches closed. Un'atra calibro 30. era montata sul fianco destro della torretta su un piedistallo ripiegabile dietro un voluminoso scudo, a volte questa mitragliatrice veniva rimpiazzata con una Browning M2HB Cal 50. la quale aveva maggiore potere d'arresto e capacità penetrante. Il giudizio sul mezzo dei carristi russi fu però negativo in quanto scarsamente corazzato e armato, facile ad incendiarsi e dotato di un motore troppo sensibile alla qualità della benzina. The M3 was built under the light of recent events in France. The infantry protecting Stuarts from Japanese explosive and incendiary attacks. Presso gli equipaggi britannici era conosciuto anche come Honey The front was 1 1/2 inch (38 mm) thick and the gun shield added and additional 1 1/2 inches (38 mm) or armor. Visita eBay per trovare una vasta selezione di m3 stuart 1:35. I apologize to both of you that it took us so long to answer you. Required fields are marked *. I really wanted to implement different versions of the Kaunter scheme, and therefore the idea was born to assemble two tanks at once in two-color and three-color camouflage variants. The Mathilda was unable to accommodate the 6-Pdr in its turret due to the nature of its construction—the method of manufacture and construction that gave the tank its great strength also made it expensive and extraordinarily difficult to alter. Share with: Link: Copy link. Photo: Osprey Publishing Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Il mezzo venne impiegato nel primo conflitto che nel 1947 vide coinvolti l'India e il Pakistan. Army decisa di sciogliere i suoi battaglioni di carri leggeri e di inserire una compagnia di questi carri all'interno dei battaglioni di carri medi. The US General Stuart M2, or Honey as the British called it was very versatile light tank. The "Honey" nickname simply refers to M3s used in North Africa. Anche qui venne poi sostituito dall'M24. Il compartimento motore era più alto. Venne montato un nuovo motore diesel, X1A1: Simile al precedente X1A con sospensioni ulteriormente migliorate e treno di rotolamento su tre ruote al posto delle due precedenti. I had the honor of climbing into a Stuart Tank in 1945 ? In fact, the latter gun had a relatively low-velocity and had no armor-piercing ammunition. Anche la configurazione interna del mezzo venne criticata ed in particolare a subire critiche fu la torretta che permetteva la presenza di soli due soldati. Description . I rather think that crews never called them anything but Honeys). They disliked it’s lack of radius though, and the gun lacked penetration (although it was considered pretty accurate) but overall, it was considered a vast improvement. There were many variants. And it was decided that isolating Japanese bases and bypassing them was a better option in many cases. Questa pagina è stata modificata per l'ultima volta il 29 mag 2020 alle 15:26. The 3 inch was not the 6 pounder (which was not 3 inch to start with). http://www.wwiivehicles.com/united-states/vehicle/light-tank/m3-light-tank/m3a1/m3a1-light-tank-stuart-turret-basket-01.png Presso gli equipaggi britannici era conosciuto anche come Honey. The Belfast News-Letter newspaper Wednesday 26 August 1942, page 5, Article title “Second visit to Cairo”. Rimasta allo stadio di prototipo, M5A1 con lanciafiamme E8: Carro M5A1 con la torretta rimpiazzata da una struttura scatolata. It needed very close infantry and tank fighting. None of the tanks in this unit had stars on them. Compared to the earlier Cruiser tanks, it was a miracle of reliability (the Cruiser tanks weren’t remotely anything resembling reliable) and the engine blew air from the crew compartment, so the crew ‘had a continuous breeze of cool air flowing through the crew compartment..lovely.’ Come detto, il carro M3 venne inizialmente utilizzato come carro da battaglia, ma a mano a mano che divenivano disponibili i più potenti M4 Sherman, gli Stuart vennero impiegati principalmente per la ricognizione. They made some important adjustments, such as the additional fuel tanks that could be jettisoned, larger fenders and smokepots on the turret. But, with no less than five .30 caliber (7.62 mm) machine guns of the highly reliable M1919 type, in addition to a rapid-fire M5/M6 37 mm (1.45 in) gun, the M3 was a deadly package in itself, despite lacking heavy firepower. The very same tanks were also engaged at Guadalcanal. I present the just completed double of two models of tanks of the British Empire in service in North Africa. From your use of the term I get the feeling that you are describing the extension of the turret called a “bustle” used to accommodate a larger gun or sometimes radios.

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