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  Medium Tank M3 Lee
The medium tank M3 was based on the medium tank M2, utilizing its suspension, power train, and other mechanical parts.
Except for the cast upper hull, the M3A1 was largely identical to the M3.
The M3A2 was identical to the M3 except for the M3A2's welded hull.
afvdb.50megs.com /usa/m3lee.html   (1075 words)

 Opening Salvo: M3 Lee
The M3 had a road speed of 26 mph, a cross-country speed of 16 mph, and a range of 120 miles.
The armaments on the M3 were the 75 mm M2 or M3 gun in a hull sponson and a 37 mm M5 or M6 gun in a hand-rotated turret.
The M3 was declared obsolete in March of 1944 but lived on in variants such as the M7 "Priest" and M31 Track Recovery Vehicle.
www.wizards.com /default.asp?x=ah/article/ah20050701a   (829 words)

 The United States M3 Grant
The M3 is a direct result of the T5E2 which, in experiments, had used a pack howitzer in the sponson position.
The first M3 was built at Rock Island Arsenal in mid March 1941 and by the end of that same month Baldwin Locomotive, Pressed Steel, Pullman Standard, Chrysler also known as the Detroit Arsenal, and GMC were gearing up to start production.
The M3 would serve in at least a support role all during WW2 and is considered one of the most important armored vehicles of WW2.
mailer.fsu.edu /~akirk/tanks/UnitedStates/mediumtanks/M3/M3.html   (676 words)

 M3 Lee by Steven J. Zaloga (Academy 1/35)
The sides of the M3 turret are 5 degrees off-vertical except for this wedge which is 90 degrees.
The M3 medium tanks of the 2/13th Armored Regiment like Kentucky on the decal sheet, and most of those of the 751st Tank Battalion (Tank 3 on the decal sheet) were built by Chrysler in March-April 1942 and so should have the “quick-fix” exhaust and the later gun options depending on the tank.
As a result, a “quick-fix” solution was fielded around January 1942 with the exhausts being re-routed through a pair of fish-tail exhaust stubs emanating from the same circular plate as the original exhausts, but the upper cavities under the hull overhang taken up by the box-shaped air cleaners so familiar to Sherman modelers.
www.missing-lynx.com /gallery/usa/m3leeacademysz_1.html   (876 words)

 m3lee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Developed by engineers from the Chrysler Corporation and the Army, the M3 was the first tank built en masse by the Army.
Production on the M3 began in June 1941 and continued until the tank was replaced by the M4 Sherman in mid-1942.
The Lee had a crew of seven men and was armed with a 74mm cannon attached to a non-rotating turret.
library.thinkquest.org /04oct/01014/m3.html   (118 words)

 Science Fair Projects - M3 Lee
The British ordered the M3 when they were refused permission to have their tank designs made by the American amories.
They were unhappy with the tall profile and had their own turret fitted - lower in profile with a bustle at the back for the radio set.
The design of the M3 hull was adapted by the Canadians to develop their Ram tank - a conventionally turreted tank.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/M3_Lee   (410 words)

 Cybermodeler Online - Academy 1/35 M3 Lee Medium Tank
This interim tank was the M3, dubbed the "General Lee" by the British.
The M3 was essentially the M2 with thicker armor, the same 37mm gun in the turret, but a new bunker-type gun mount in the hull which protected the new 75mm main gun.
The M3 Lee served the Montgomery's 8th Army in North Africa, in the Soviet Union, and with US forces in the Pacific theater as well.
www.cybermodeler.com /hobby/kits/aca/kit_aca_lee.shtml   (592 words)

 S2 Briefing: 1942 Allied Units
Once both sides committed to this sort of warfare, the earlier tanks such as the M3 Stuart and Panzer III's were delegated to a support role or were to be modified for other forms of weapons.
As with the KV-1, the M3 Lee should be deployed forward on a road to make up for it's slower speed.
Once in position, the M3 Lee is able to essentially make an attack on a lightly armored vehicle such as a Sd Kfz 222 followed by an attack on a larger target.
www.wizards.com /default.asp?x=ah/article/ah20051221c   (833 words)

 Medium Tank M3 Lee
This cast, smooth-lined M3A1 is armed with the short-barreled 75mm gun M2, and since neither it nor the 37mm guns are fitted with counterweights, this tank also lacks stabilization.
Most of the identifying features for M3A5 are on the rear of the vehicle, since the major difference between M3A5 and M3 is that the former is powered by twin diesel engines rather than the radial gasoline engine.
This tank is not fitted with stabilization since it lacks counterweights under the 37mm gun and around the end of the short 75mm gun M2's barrel.
afvdb.50megs.com /usa/pics/m3lee.html   (419 words)

 The M3 Lee/Grant Tank - WW2inColor Talk
The British bought both, but with one modification to the latter, which was to have the turret was altered to contain the tanks radio and the machine gun in the cupola on the turret was removed to improve the silhouette.
The M3 was a useful early 'stopgap' against the first generation war panzers, and Italian tanks; but certainly its effectiveness was eclipsed by upgrades to the Panzer MkIV, and she was completely outclassed by the Panthers and Tigers.
For a short time the M3 Grant was a shock for the Germans in the western desert, but once they worked out it's deficiencies the M3 did not prove to be too troublesome in the tank vs tank role and was relegated to infantry support.
www.ww2incolor.com /forum/showthread.php?p=89632   (1958 words)

 LemaireSoft's Lee/Grant: global   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Robert E. Lee was the commander in chief of the Confederate Army during the US Civil War, while Grant was the Commander in Chief of the Unionist Army, who forced Lee to the surrender in Appomatox in 1864.
Second variant of the Lee/Grant, mechanically similar to the original M3, but of which the superstructure was cast instead of riveted.
It was close to the M3, but with a welded hull instead of a riveted one.
www.lemaire.happyhost.org /char/complet/526.html   (858 words)

 M3 Lee Tank - Mojave Desert - 1942   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The M3 Lee and M3 Grant tanks were both built during the period of June 1941 to Aug 1942.
By the time the 3AD began training in England in Sept 1943, the Lee had been replaced by the Sherman.
As for the guns on the Lee: the turret gun is a 37mm M6 and the larger gun in the hull is the 75mm M2.
www.3ad.com /history/wwll/special.photos.htm/lee.tank.1.htm   (175 words)

 Monogram U.S. Lee Tank Sheperd Paine
Members of an American M3 "Lee" tank crew clearing a German mine field in the desert.
The large gizmo on the end of the 75 mm gun barrel is a counterweight made from Plastruct plastic tubing.
Later versions of the Lee were meant to take a longer gun and were counterbalanced accordingly.
www.angelfire.com /zine2/sheperd-paine/lee.htm   (3313 words)

 M3 Lee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The M3 Lee was an American tank used during World War II.
The British modified version of this tank was called the Grant.
Armament: 75 mm M2 (L/28) or M3 (L/38) gun in hull; 37 mm gun in turret; 3 MGs
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-M3_Lee.html   (95 words)

 M3 Grant Lee
This tank was a stopgap measure until the M4 could be produced.
This model used cast armor for the upper hull, replacing the riveted version of The M3 model.
Roof ventilators were added to exhaust fumes from the main gun.
www.battletanks.com /new_page_3.htm   (63 words)

 M3 Lee/Grant Profile Drawings
Medium Tank M3 Lee was an armored vehicle (tank, AFV or armoured fighting vehicle) in combat use during the Second World War (World War II or WWII) in various theaters.
The M3 was a fully tracked all-terrain vehicle designed for military operations.
M3, also known as the Lee, was produced and deployed by the US Army of the United States of America (USA).
www.onwar.com /tanks/usa/profiles/pm3.htm   (117 words)

 M3 Lee Wheel and Suspension Update Sets Review by Neil Stokes (Formations Models 1/35)
The M4 springs were larger than the M3 springs, and their efforts to accommodate the larger part led to the “mutated” bogie housing.
The part that attaches to the hull side is of the correct shape and has the correct number of bolts for an M3, and a separate part depicts the bolted bottom of the plate with its attachment bolts.
Whether you wish to correct and/or update your Academy M3 Lee, or backdate your Sherman, Priest or other similar vehicle to an earlier version, these sets will provide a good basis.
missing-lynx.com /reviews/usa/formationsf0686970reviewns_1.html   (2117 words)

 Hasegawa 1/72 M-3 Lee MK-1
M3 Lee Mk.I Medium Tank The M3 General Lee tank was developed in the early part of WWII when it was realised that the existing American tanks would be no match for the German armour then being used to occupy Europe.
The Lee's main feature was its side mounted 75mm main gun and the tank also carried a turret mounted 37mm gun.
Lees were also used by the armies of Russia and Britain and featured prominently in the North Africa and Pacific campaigns.
www2.towerhobbies.com /cgi-bin/wti0001p?&P=WR&I=LXP028   (285 words)

 752nd M4 and M4A1 Tanks
Due to the inactivation and reactivation of the battalion in North Africa (see Historical Narrative), most of the men who had originally trained with the battalion were transferred out to other units in the theater.
Interestingly, the few 752nd tankers who did train with the battalion all seem to refer to their M3 tanks as "General Grants." In reality, the 752nd used the standard U.S. M3 configuration that later became known as the "General Lee." The main difference between the two versions was in the turret.
The turret of the 752nd's "Lee" tanks was higher and smaller, with a commander's cupola with a.30 caliber machine gun.
www.752ndtank.com /M3Lee.html   (382 words)

 DELTA GREEN 1939-1945 : EQUIPMENT : ARMORED FIGHTING VEHICLES: M3 Grant/Lee Medium Tank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The M3 was designed as an interim solution, with its 37mm gun in the turret and a 75mm gun in a sponsoon off the hull.
The M3 was issued in great numbers to British and Commonwealth forces, both in its original condition, which the British named Lee, and as a model built to British specifications, called the the Grant MkI.
Though obsolete by mid-1943 and replaced by the M4 Sherman with American troops, both the Lee and Grant versions of the M3 remained in use by British and Commonwealth forces, especially in the Far East, where they served throughout the war.
home.comcast.net /~furrylogic/m3lee.html   (225 words)

 U.S. Medium Tank M3 Lee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Sprue D (photo 4) shows slide molding in effect for the cast contours below the commander’s hatch on the turret, and sliding pins have opened up the 37mm gun and both 75mm main guns (photo 5).
Since there are several examples of the M3 Lee and Grant around, I will include some measurements taken from the kit parts and list them.
M3 Grant and M4 Sherman, Militaria in Detail 3, by Wojciech J. Gawrych, published by Wydawnictwo Militaria.
www.usarmymodels.com /MANUFACTURERS/Academy/academy13206.html   (1795 words)

 Engines of the Red Army in WW2 - U.S. Medium M3 »General Lee«
The early main armament, the short-barreled 75mm M2 gun, subsequently received the new gyro stabilisation system causing the installation of a counterweight at the gun's end.
Such a mechanism was soon provided to the turret's 37mm M5 or M6 gun as well where the counterweight was placed beneath the gun.
The ventilation system was improved by two additional ventilators, one on top of the turret, the other on top of the front hull.
www.o5m6.de /m3_lee_late.html   (193 words)

 M7 HMC Page 1
The early M7 105mm Howitzer Motor Carriages were built on the M3 Lee hulls.
Tamiya's M3 Lee is considerably squat in this respect, aside from the other problems with the kit previously mentioned by other modelers.
The stretched Tamiya M3 Lee hull really didn't affect the Italeri upper hull much, other than calling for new sponson floors, sand shield attachment rails, and extensions on the rear to mate properly with the Tamiya M3 Lee engine deck and modified rear hull overhang plate.
www.guntruck.com /M7HMC.html   (1365 words)

 Photo Gallery
First produced as the M3 in 1940, it went through several modifications before it was redesignated as the M5 in 1943.
The main firepower of the M3 Lee came from its 75 mm and 37 mm gun.
Along with the M26 Tractor the M32 became the primary recovery vehicle for U.S. and allied forces during WWII and Korean War.
www.geocities.com /shelby6cats/photogallery.html   (956 words)

 Academy 13206 U.S. Medium Tank M3 Lee
The data used here is taken directly from measurements of the fully restored M3 Grant at the Army Museum of Western Australia which uses the same lower hull and early bogie units as M3 Lee in the kit.
The width (averaged) was 308mm which equals 8.7mm in 1:35 and the kit bogies are well within acceptable tolerances for this while the depth of the bogie is 13.34mm in 1:35 and the kit bogies again matched this almost perfectly.
Overall this is a fast improvement on previous M3 Lee kits available and despite some dimensional, detail and fit issues will build into a nice model of the early Lee.
www.perthmilitarymodelling.com /reviews/vehicles/academy/acd13206.htm   (1626 words)

 Armorama :: M3 Lee Academy help
I believe the standard M3 camouflage pattern in Africa was OD green with white stars.
US M3 Mediums in Africa were either very dusty OD or dried mud smeared on the OD.
British used Lee's in overall sand or sand/green with undersides of hull/barrel in white.
www.armorama.com /modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=85934&page=1   (1189 words)

 Mirage Hobby 1/72nd Medium Tank M3 Lee
But when they are invited to assist in making of a new kit, it turns out very quickly how many questions remain unanswered and how many parts of the model are difficult to "reverse engineer".
The M3 medium tank model kit was based, first of all, on the excellent book "Sherman, a History of the American Medium Tank" by R. Hunnicat, which includes 1/48 scale drawings and most specifications.
I think I am addicted to M3 Lee, after building one in 1:35, one in 1:72 and superdetailing another one.
www.internetmodeler.com /2004/june/armor/mirage_lee.php   (1339 words)

It saw action with the British in North Africa as early as 1941 & the South pacific theater along with the M4 Sherman tank.
The M3 was the result of crisis management that was prevalent immediately following the fall of France.
As furnished to the British under the lend-lease program, this first model of the M3 medium tank was nicknamed the General Lee by the British.
www.modelrectifier.com /search/product-view.asp?ID=6502   (213 words)

 DGA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Wth no actual blueprints available, only a small scale drawing, some photographs and dimensions from a book about the M3 Lee, much of the project was left to the skillfull observation of the builder.
From a distance of a few feet it is hard to tell this 1:1 model is not metal but the hull is assembled from 3/4" plywood.
Born from a fascination with tanks and lifetime of skills she is a very true replication of the M3 Lee.
www.users.zetnet.co.uk /lsm/dhmg/roman-1.html   (452 words)

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