Difference between revisions of "M5 3 inch"
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|M1a2/M5 3 inch Anti-Tank Gun|
|Type||Heavy Anti-Tank Gun|
|Armament||76.2 mm Anti-Tank Gun|
|Crew||2 (Commander, Gunner)|
|Main Gun Optics|
|Field of View||?|
Used by the French as part of the American Lend Lease plan, the M1a2/M5 was the American 3 inch AA gun that was configured for anti-tank use on both the M10 Tank Destroyer and Sherman 76 mm equipped tanks. It was first mounted on the M1a2 105 mm howitzer carriage when the need to get a bigger AT gun into the action than they had with the British 6 pounder based M1a1/M1, showed its consequences with the new German Tiger tanks. It served well with the United States Army in addition to other Allied nations under lend lease.