M3 Grant IRL

M3 Grant at the US Army Ordnance Museum

The Medium Tank M3 was an American medium tank used during World War II. In Britain the tank was called "General Lee", named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the modified version built with a new turret was called the "General Grant", named after General Ulysses S. Grant.

The M3 was a rapidly produced tank, which filled the void left by the aging interwar M2 tank and was used heavily by British and Canadian forces. The M3 boasted two main guns - a 37 mm in the turret and a 75 mm in a forward sponson of the tank.

Despite the M3's armor and firepower being considered more than adequate in 1942, rapid German tank development led to the Grant being declared obsolete for the European Theater in mid-1943 where it was replaced by the M4 Sherman.

Battlefield 1942Edit

M3 Grant
Main weapon 37 mm
Main weapon ammunition per reload 1 (40 Total)
Secondary weapon Co-axial machine gun
Secondary weapon ammunition per reload Unlimited
Passenger weapon 75 mm
Passenger weapon ammunition per reload 1 (40 Total)
Operators *British Army

The M3 Grant appears in Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome as a medium tank for the Allies. It features a main tank gun, used by the driver, and an automatic cannon for use by the 2nd passenger, who is unexposed and can't receive damage, like the driver. This autocannon fires quite rapidly and is very accurate, having no spread or recoil. The M3 is an excellent counter to infantry and light vehicles, and other medium tanks to some extend. Some downsides are the lack of a coaxial machine gun and the incapability of the driver to turn his turret more than about 45 degrees.

The M3 Grant is the equivalent of the Italian CA M11/39. It performs mostly the same, except that its secondary gun fires somewhat faster, but each round also damages notably less.



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