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History

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Specifications
Type Light Anti-Tank Gun
Armament 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun
Gun Elevation -10° to +15°
Turret Traverse 60°
Crew 2 (Commander, Gunner)
Weight 413kg
Tow Class Light
M3 37mm atg sights.png
Main Gun Optics
Specifications
Designation M6
Magnification none
Field of View

The M3 37 mm anti-tank gun, based on the 37 mm Pak 36 but of much less complicated design. was in widespread use in the US Army leading up to WW2. Its low profile and easy handling together with a hard hitting APC round that could slice through any side armour up to its effective range, made it an effective implement against any unfortunate panzer.

By 1942, the 37mm was obsolete in Europe but was used by US forces in large numbers throughout the war.

Game Play

In WWII Online, the M3 ATG is an excellent point-and-hit gun for local defence and sneaky ambushes. For best results, position your gun with a berm or structure to your side parallel with the barrel, so that you hit your targets from the flank and enjoy frontal cover while doing so. The M6 gunsight had a very basic etching that is unfortunately difficult to reproduce. Suffice it to say that the horizontal line represents the 600 m boresight The short vertical line denotes 1200 and 1500 meters respectively.

Switch between APC and HE with backspace key. Note that the gun carries a very small load of HE, so use it sparingly. Then again, the APC accuracy can pick out any small individual target at short range, and you have plenty of shells to waste.