Comparing: M2 Light Tank vs. Cruiser Mk. III vs. Pz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f)
Development of the vehicle based on the M2A3 model was started in December 1938. The tank featured a new two-man turret with more powerful armament. A total of 365 vehicles were manufactured from May 1940 through March 1941. In April 1942, ten additional tanks were produced for training purposes. Some vehicles were supplied to the U.K. under Lend-Lease, others were deployed with the U.S. Marine Corps and saw combat in the Pacific Theater.
The vehicle was developed on the basis of the M1931 Christie tanks, purchased by the British Army in 1936. The vehicle was intended to be a fast, lightly-armored breakthrough tank. The modified design was deemed successful and became the basis for other cruiser tanks. A total of 65 vehicles were built. They saw combat in France and North Africa in 1940–1941.
In May 1940 the French Army had more than 800 vehicles of this type, most of which were captured by the German forces. They were widely used by the Wehrmacht to supplement existing armor.
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|Battle Tiers||2 3||2 3||2 3|
|Speed Limit||58 km/h||48 km/h||37 km/h|
|Speed Limit Back||20 km/h||20 km/h||16 km/h|
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|Damage (Explosion radius)|
|Damage / min|
|Rate of Fire|
|In motion||%||%||15.00 %|
|When Firing||%||%||4.33 %|
|Accuracy||%||38.0116 %||61.485 %|
|Neto Credits Income||280.196||-3346.41|
|Winrate||%||42.4426 %||55.6019 %|
|Kills per Battle||0.33319||1.2528|
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