Comparing: M2 Light Tank vs. Cruiser Mk. III vs. Pz.Kpfw. I
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.
The Pz I Ausf. A was the first mass-produced German tank. In 1935 the design received an upgrade, including elongated hull and a more powerful engine. Mass production of this version, the Pz I Ausf. B, eventually totalled 675 tanks. The standard armament was weak, but some tanks were upgraded on the battlefield to mount 20-mm guns.
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|Battle Tiers||2 3||2 3||2|
|Speed Limit||58 km/h||48 km/h||40 km/h|
|Speed Limit Back||20 km/h||20 km/h||15 km/h|
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|Damage (Explosion radius)|
|Damage / min|
|Rate of Fire|
|Accuracy||%||38.0116 %||30.7344 %|
|Neto Credits Income||280.196||-1442.92|
|Winrate||%||42.4426 %||42.8229 %|
|Kills per Battle||0.33319||0.107231|
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