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Motor City Classics Armored Fighting Vehicles 23172-44
M5A1 Stuart Diecast Model
US Army 37th Tank Btn, Destruction, France, September 1944

Limited Edition
Pieces Worldwide

1:43 Scale   Length   Width
M5A1 Stuart   4.25"   2"

The M3 Stuart, officially Light Tank, M3, is an American light tank of World War II. It was supplied to British and Commonwealth forces under lend-lease prior to the entry of the U.S. into the war. Thereafter, it was used by U.S. and Allied forces until the end of the war. A further modification of the M3, the M5 entered production in April 1942. By June 1944 a total of 8,884 vehicles in two variants had been produced. The tank was used in all theaters of war.The British service name "Stuart" came from the American Civil War Confederate general J. E. B. Stuart and was used for both the M3 and the derivative M5 Light Tank.

M5A1 Stuart

With its twin Cadillac V-8 engines, the M5 was designed to relieve the demand for the radial aero-engines used in its predecessor, the M3. Initially called M4, the tank was redesignated M5 in an effort to avoid confusion with the M4 Sherman. The M5's 37mm main gun provided inferior firepower but the 50 caliber machine gun became a favorite of gunners. This tank's armament was effective and its mobility was impressive at a top speed of 36 MPH. The British were the first to use this American tank, giving it the name Stuart after Civil War General J.E.B. Stuart.

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Motor City Classics Armored Fighting Vehicles

The Motor City Classics "Armored Fighting Vehicles" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military vehicles in 1:43 scale.

Motor City Classics "Armored Fighting Vehicles" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Fitted, non-moving tracks and detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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