In ogni caso gli Stuart, versioni M3A3 e M5, rimasero in servizio con le forze corazzate britanniche fino alla fine del conflitto anche se in numeri limitati rispetto all'U.S. PHOTOS. He also found a number of wartime newspaper entries where the reporters used the name ‘Honey’ when talking about the M3 Stuart: The Scotsman, Wednesday 26 August 1942, ‘Leaving the desert track he swept over the desert in a Honey tank, with brigade pennant flying…’; Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer Wednesday 26 August 1942, Same text ‘Leaving the desert track he swept over the desert in a Honey tank, with brigade pennant flying…’: Daily Herald Monday 07 September 1942, ‘Here is a United States built Honey Tank speeding at the foot of this insignificant-looking but coveted hill….’; Belfast News-Letter, Wednesday 26 August 1942, ‘Mr Churchill swept over the desert in a Honey tank, with brigade pennant flying…’; Perthshire Advertiser, Wednesday 28 April 1943, ‘I was just wondering what to do with this party when one of our gunner observation posts came up in a Honey Tank….’ The ‘Honey’ nickname never stuck with the US Military. The sloped glacis, with almost no significant increase in protection thickness, was the main asset of this new version. Le mitragliatrici dello scafo furono rimosse e il cannone venne dotato di un sistema di girostabilizzazione. The British named the M3 "General Stuart" upon receipt of the tank under the Lend-Lease program in June of 1941. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'tanks_encyclopedia_com-leader-2','ezslot_11',110,'0','0'])); The 13,800 M3s built saw action extensively throughout all Allied operational theaters, from North Africa in 1942 to the Pacific in 1945. The sides and rear of the turret were 1 inch (22 mm) thick. Late M3 “Painintheass”, 3rd USMC Tank Battalion, Bougainville, Pacific, November 1943. The name "General Stuart" or "Stuart" given by the British comes from the American Civil War Confederate General J.E.B. L'M3 e l'M5 Stuart furono dei carri armati leggeri prodotti negli Stati Uniti durante la seconda guerra mondiale. From the material point of view, the latest M2A4 and the M3 were both designed to be more effective than only infantry support units. The turret basket in discussion is actually a turret platform on which the gunner and commander sat. Soviet Lend-Leased late production M3A1 in winter livery, Leningrad sector, early 1943. The M3A3 hull was also roomier, and this space was used to add more fuel and ammunition storage. Japanese AFVs were vulnerable to the 2-Pdr right through the end of the war. The Daily Herald newspaper 7 September 1942, page 1, Article title “Black Start”. Anche la configurazione interna del mezzo venne criticata ed in particolare a subire critiche fu la torretta che permetteva la presenza di soli due soldati. Item produced in photo-etched metal and resin (for Academy kit). These fought at Guadalcanal with the US Marine Corps, and with the British Army through Lend-Lease, performing well in Burma and India against the Japanese, despite being obsolete. Oct 4, 2017 - Explore Mark Groth's board "Stuart Honey" on Pinterest. Academy. A special anti-air M20 mount, modified turret (without the turret basket) and additional fuel tank and spare tracks were also often seen. British Stuart Mk.II (M3 with diesel engine), VIIIth Army, Gazala, May 1942. The M3 was built under the light of recent events in France. I had the honor of climbing into a Stuart Tank in 1945 ? Army. BM 6 M3 Stuart/'Honey' BLITZKRIEG MINIATURES Blitzkrieg Miniatures are producing resin tanks to fit in with the 1/56th scale of our miniatures and the North African campaign. At first, it was an immediate upgrade of the M1, but with the heavier .50 (12.7 mm) caliber machine gun, immediately followed by the M2A2 with twin turrets equipped with .30 (7.62 mm) caliber M1919 machine guns. The front was 1 1/2 inch (38 mm) thick and the gun shield added and additional 1 1/2 inches (38 mm) or armor. They also had a turret rear overhang to house a radio. Alcuni M3 vennero forniti anche all'Armata Rossa. The M2A4 was supplied to the British in Egypt in 1941, but since the M3 and later M5 models were substantially the same they were all given the same name, but the British did give each variation a different number. Stuart. The tank also received the nickname 'Honey' after a buxom entertainer of the time. Its main feature was a 20° sloped and thickened welded hull, which greatly improved their survivability. This one served during Operation Torch of November 1942 in Northern Africa. None of the 147 M1s built saw action, but were used as training machines. Early shipments featured tanks with the D38976 welded turret, following this they would have the D58101 turret, with later delveries featuring the D58133. Text, “…rode in tank Mr Churchill swept over the desert in a Honey tank with brigade pennant flying …” From the Airfix kit: The British named the M3 "General Stuart" upon receipt of the tank under the Lend-Lease program in June of 1941. See more ideas about m3 stuart, ww2 tanks, tank. According to the South African Armour Museum website the name Honey comes from Robert Crisp, who was a young South African born officer serving in the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment in North-Africa. Anche la ruota motrice venne alzata. The white or yellow turret band was a common feature, with special markings for some units. Arizona, United States Joined: January 11, 2002 KitMaker: 247 posts Armorama: 229 posts PROFILE. Those first 100 or so with riveted turrets, as far as I know, remained in the US. Ed Webster has found a number of WW2 period British Newspapers where the tank is clearly called the Honey tank. Customstom build service is available, you can contract me at chongsimon71@yahoo.com.sg. The Australian quickly replaced them with much heavier Matildas that worked much better in close combat. Oct 19, 2020 - Explore jim poole's board "M3 stuart" on Pinterest. Despite this, all following tanks provided to the British received a Secession War general name and the tradition stuck up to 1945, finally being adopted by the US army itself. Va detto che questi risultati negativi derivavano più dall'impiego tattico e dallo scarso addestramento, rispetto ai carristi tedeschi e italiani, degli equipaggi più che a deficienze intrinseche del mezzo. Condition: New product. The two tanks shared similar sloped hull armor and turret, but the M5 was more powerful, quieter and more comfortable. The upgraded design, with thicker armor, modified suspension and new gun recoil system was called "Light Tank M3". Most South American countries received Stuarts after the war, including Brazil, which improved them greatly under the seventies X1A major upgrades. Il compartimento motore era più alto. The quick fall of France, due to inadequate tactics, quickly led the US Army Corps to think about a new doctrine, which led to an independent US armored force. They had some success against Italian tanks, but were butchered by German 88 mm (3.46 in) artillery and the up-gunned Panzer IIIs and IVs. The “Mae West” gave way in 1938 to a small series of M2A3 37 mm (1.45 in) single turret tanks, and then to the final M2A4 in 1940, with improved armor, motorization and equipment. The upper front of the hull was 1 1/2 inch (38 mm) thick. I to IV, also called Stuart Recce, personal armored carriers called Stuart Kangaroo, mostly used by Anzacs, and a command turretless version (“Stuart Command”) with extra radio equipment. Regular storage amounted to 174 rounds for the M6 gun with M44 mount and 7500 rounds for the three M1919A4 machine guns. US Forces used many of them in their first major operation in the west, the North African invasion in November 1942 (Operation Torch). 4 posts M3 Stuart "Honey" Colors Info needed M3 Stuart "Honey" Colors Info needed. M3 Stuart "Honey" Academy 1/35: Kit / Model . It was supplied to British and other Commonwealth forces under lend-lease prior to the entry of the U.S. into the war. Officially, the cavalry corp was integrated in this new armored force and the official “cavalry tank” designation replaced by “light tank”. Share. Dopo la fine della guerra l'Esercito Italiano utilizzò lo Stuart, anche per l'addestramento, nelle versioni: M3A3, M5, M5A1 e nelle versioni semovente M8 e carro da ricognizione T8, montando una mitragliatrice da 7,62 mm al posto della 12,7 mm di serie su questa versione. The highly upgraded M3A3 was the last version of this light tank before being completely replaced by the M5. Some authors say that it was not called the ‘Honey’ during the war but military historian Ed Webster has found official British wartime documents in the archives that use the name ‘Honey’. Some were immediately thrown into action in Northern Africa, where they immediately became popular for their speed, sturdiness and reliability. The Australians used heavier Matilda tanks modified for tropical operations against the Japanese. https://www.patreon.com/tankartfund It was not especially liked by the Soviets, so much so that they turned down later American proposals for M5, and sent them to the Manchurian front. Prodotta in 4.621 esemplari, M3A1 o Stuart IV: M3A1 dotati di motore diesel Guiberson, M3A3 o Stuart V: Versione pensata per introdurre nella serie M3 i miglioramenti progettati per il successivo M5. The tank’s ability to shoot and move coupled with the highly reliable engine and the absolute reluctance to throw the tracks off lead the British tank crews to nickname the tank “Honey”. The M3A1 was introduced in May 1942 and had an improved turret design, including the “turret basket” and a higher M20 M1919 AA mount. All M3 Stuarts were produced by the American Car & Foundry Co. An improved version entered service as M5. Chinese PLA M3A3, south-eastern China, fall 1944. Courtesy of Jim Opolony. For a light scouting tank this was a good asset, especially when compared to German Panzer I and II for example, although the M3 was quite heavier and better protected. From that point, the sponson machine guns were removed, as the three remaining machine guns were judged sufficient for the task. Also, in order to help us with illustrating and publishing, please do consider donating through Patreon or Paypal. They were not particularly used for rearguards. Altri M3 furono trasformati in carri comando. The Free French received many M3s and even more M5s, just like other Allied forces during WW2. M3 “Helen” from Company B, 192nd Tank Battalion, Philippines, December 1941. The M3s recieved were from various production series, identified from their turrets. The US General Stuart M2, or Honey as the British called it was very versatile light tank. Airfix A1358 M3 Stuart "Honey" - New Arrivals - Shop

The British named the M3 "General Stuart" upon receipt of the tank under the Lend-Lease program in June of 1941. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. After the battle the Stuarts were no longer used for infantry support. Such as the US and Australian airborne operation at Nadzab and commando operations. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. A total of 5,811 M3 tanks where built until production stopped in August 1942. But, in practice, in order to save weight and free space on board, the two sponson machine guns were often removed. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The rear was 1 inch (25 mm) thick. The tank's ability to "shoot and scoot" as well as keeping the crew safe from small fire arms fire, earned an affectionate nickname of "Honey" by its operators. Come detto, il carro M3 venne inizialmente utilizzato come carro da battaglia, ma a mano a mano che divenivano disponibili i più potenti M4 Sherman, gli Stuart vennero impiegati principalmente per la ricognizione. M3 Stuart tanks in Paraguay (2002). . Con lo sviluppo avuto dai veicoli corazzati il calibro adottato si rivelava ormai inadeguato. And I know, our description was wrong and implied something totally different. Against most German AT guns and upgunned Panzers, the British and Australian Stuarts were converted for other uses, put in screening forces or transferred to the Asian theater, in India and Burma, where they were still a match for Japanese light tanks. The earliest tank to tank battles occurred in the Philippines in December 1941, where M3s put up a fierce resistance with the 192nd and 194th Light Tank Battalions, mostly against Ha-Go tanks. Text, “…Leaving the desert track he swept over the desert in a Honey tank, with brigade pennant flying …” This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Critics, however, still argued that their main gun was no match for any German tank of the time and their still high profile made them easy targets, despite their improved speed. The Stuarts getting up close and firing into the bunkers. Soviet M3Ls in action. The secondary machine-gun armament was impressive, with five manned by the four crew members (driver, co-driver, gunner and commander). Solitamente la torretta veniva rimossa, M5 con lanciarazzi T-39: carro M5 con montato sopra la torretta il sistema, Stuart Command: Veicolo da ricognizione su scafo Stuart ma senza torretta, X1A: Versione ampiamente rivista dell'M3A1. L'armamento rimase quello dell'M3. Willard von Bergen. Your email address will not be published. Item Code . L'M3 venne impiegato in grandi numeri durante l'operazione Torch, lo sbarco sulla costa algerina e del Marocco, verso la fine del 1942. The 3 inch was not the 6 pounder (which was not 3 inch to start with). Posted: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:45 AM UTC. There's no difference in the hardware between what we call a "Honey" and any other early M3. Il giudizio sul mezzo dei carristi russi fu però negativo in quanto scarsamente corazzato e armato, facile ad incendiarsi e dotato di un motore troppo sensibile alla qualità della benzina. The very early M1 Combat Car was nothing more than a very small tank with two machine guns. La M5A1 era la versione più utilizzata dalle unità statunitensi a partire dal 1943. Japanese Army strongpoints and emplacements were certainly vulnerable to the 2-Pdr as well. It was 10-20 mph faster than enemy tanks with equivalent armor and firepower. Airfix has added 1/35 scale to their line and has done so by releasing some older Academy kits under license. La torretta era stata rimossa ed era stato aggiunto un supporto per una mitragliatrice Browning M2HB da 12,7 mm, M3 Carro sminatore: Versione realizzata su scafo M3 sul quale era montato un sistema di sminamento T2. Questa pagina è stata modificata per l'ultima volta il 29 mag 2020 alle 15:26. After many trials, the first production M3 was delivered in March 1941. Versione mai prodotta, X1A2: Basato sulla versione X1A1. In 1942 at Buna and Gona in 1942 it was shown that the Stuarts were not well suited to close combat in the jungle but did play an important role in winning those horrific battles. Furono circa 170 gli Stuart che parteciparono alla operazione Crusader con risultati insoddisfacenti. In the European theater, these tanks were used in conjunction with the more powerful M4 Sherman medium tanks, as screening and scouting armored wings. T The British cavalry men liked this tank as it could travel 10 to 20 mph faster than their own or enemy tanks, and for its ease of maintenance. The British received the M3’s under the Lend-Lease program in June of 1941 and named the tank “General Stuart”. Belongs to the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, 7th Armored division, Sidi Rezegh, Libia, November 1941. Lo sviluppo cominciò nel 1942 ma non venne accettata dalle forze armate, M3/M3A1 Satan: Carri M3 ed M3A1 dotati di, M5A1 con lanciafiamme E5R1-M3: Carro M3A1 dotato di lanciafiamme E5R1-M3 installato nello scafo al posto della mitragliatrice, M5A1 con lanciafiamme E7-7: Carro M5A1 dotato di lanciafiamme E7-7 montato al posto del cannone da 37 mm, M5A1 con lanciafiamme E9-9: Come la precedente ma con lanciafiamme E9-9. The Perthshire Advertiser newspaper Wednesday 28 April 1943, page 11, Article title “Tank soldiers can take it…”. Piccolo ma con una buona scelta anche fra modelli di marche poco commercializzate, proprietario (Bob) sempre disposto a dare consigli sia su prodotti che tecniche modellistiche ed a soddisfare le esigenze del cliente anche ordinando quelle scatole che non dovessero essere presenti in negozio. Lo Stuart M5A1 era dotato di una mitragliatrice calibro 30 montata coassialmente al cannone, e l'altra sullo scafo. Would like to see an entry on the Stuart/Honey in the UK section. Kevin J. McNichols. Many more versions were derived from the M5. Scopri le migliori offerte, subito a casa, in tutta sicurezza. Prezzo di listino: €27,34. Transmission with hydramatic (automatic) system was also smoother and easier to deal with. I would like to know more about their later demise. Dopo la disastrosa battaglia del passo Kasserine, dove si scontrarono con i carri tedeschi, l'U.S. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1p0Ll9TITGDiF9_fdS-tv1797JBs0_-pB70ReE_kIRkE/edit#gid=1911430820 The very same tanks were also engaged at Guadalcanal. Lo Stuart venne impiegato dall'esercito francese nei primi anni di questo conflitto. The M3 "Stuart" was the only American tank design to see combat from the opening days of the war right up through the end. 1/35. All the best! A Free French M3A3 from the 1ere Armée (General De Lattre de Tassigny), Provence, August 1944. Realizzato in 2.075 esemplari, M5A1 o Stuart VII: Carri M5 dotati della torretta della versione M3A3. REPLY & QUOTE. Along with The M3 Lee and M3 Half-track, the M3 Stuart was sent via lend-lease to the Soviets, with just under 1000 units of the light tank being recieved. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Extra fuel and extra tracks were mounted for long range missions and, to save weight, the hull side machine guns were often dismounted and the hatches closed. The name General Stuart or Stuart given by the British comes from the American Civil War Confederate General J.E.B. The Belfast News-Letter newspaper Wednesday 26 August 1942, page 5, Article title “Second visit to Cairo”. Airfix has added 1/35 scale to their line and has done so by releasing Academy kits under license, although in the first 16-18 announced there appear to be other manufacturers included. La produzione iniziò nel marzo del 1941 e si concluse nell'ottobre del 1943. La designazione ufficiale presso le forze armate statunitensi era quella di Light tank M3 o Light Tank M5. Dunno why it was labelled as such, but it’s indeed a Brazilian Stuart, corrected. The tank's ability to "shoot and scoot" as well as keeping the crew safe from small fire arms fire, … One of these was co-axial, another in a ball mount in the right bow, two others were mounted sideways in fixed sponsons and, later, one on an anti-air M20 turret mount. The gunner and commander sat in it. Paypal.me/tankartfund. Un successivo sviluppo del carro M3 Stuart fu l'M5. Like its direct predecessor, the M2A4, the M3 was armed with a 37 mm M5 gun and five .30-06 Browning M1919A4 machine guns: coaxial with the gun, on top of the turret in an M… However, instead of being at the same level as the hull floor, the turret basket floor was higher. Army decisa di sciogliere i suoi battaglioni di carri leggeri e di inserire una compagnia di questi carri all'interno dei battaglioni di carri medi. The name 'Stuart', used by the Brits, was not … Alcune unità cercarono di ovviare a questo limite, che spesso significava che il comandante del carro aveva fin troppi compiti da svolgere, provando ad aggiungere un terzo uomo in torretta. Hello Francis, Looks more like he actually meant the commander’s cupola: “The “turret basket”, protecting the commander but raising the silhouette, was introduced on some late “Stuart hybrid” models, and became a visual characteristic of the M3A1”, Except the M3A1 didn’t have a turret cupola Danie. The British liked the Stuart from the start because of its agility. Very little artillery was available for Buna and Gona. In September 1939, the US Army was ill-prepared as far as armored vehicles, training and tactics went. the affectionate name of "Honey" by its operators. The British crew does. Su questo teatro operativo gli M3 costituivano la massa delle forze corazzate. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. Late M3 light tank operating in southern Italy, early 1944, with a D58101 turret featuring all the original five machine guns. These will be available… £ This was in 1937, and became the forerunner of all light tanks to come. 3 Chutai, 7 Sensh Rentai 9883 | Manila May 1943 | Overall Olive Drab; US Army (1784-now) The M3A2 was only a paper project with an entirely welded hull. I was 10 years old at that time. The armour behind the drivers and machine gunners hatches was 1 inch (25 mm) thick but the two front hatches were 40 mm thick. http://www.wwiivehicles.com/united-states/vehicle/light-tank/m3-light-tank/m3a1/m3a1-light-tank-stuart-turret-basket-01.png Most of these were provided to the British and Commonwealth forces through Lend-Lease. From your use of the term I get the feeling that you are describing the extension of the turret called a “bustle” used to accommodate a larger gun or sometimes radios. M3 Stuart "Honey" Colors Info needed. Source: Wikipedia. La designazione ufficiale presso le forze armate statunitensi era quella di Light tank M3 o Light Tank M5. I present the just completed double of two models of tanks of the British Empire in service in North Africa. Soon, it became clear that a new model, which could be favorably compared to the European models, had to be studied for mass production. The author of this article is French. The last M1A1 version was equipped with a 37 mm (1.45 in) gun, a new engine and turret. British Stuart Mk.I “Bellman”, 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars, 4th Armored Brigade, 7th Armored Division, Operation Crusader, North Africa, November 1941. And other tactics as well. A turret basket was added, however this does not refer to an external feature, but to the internal parts that rotated along with the turret. Being light did not always help in the jungles. As a temporary measure, before replacement by a newer model, the M3A3 was introduced. Many British Stuarts operating in the desert had additional spare parts, ammunition, fuel tanks or extra tracks as protection. Il lanciafiamme era montato in una piccola torretta realizzata sopra questa struttura. The only one which could cause trouble was the 45 mm (1.77 in) gun of the Shinhoto Chi-Ha and the SPGs based on its chassis. 1/35 M3 Stuart "Honey" (British Version) 1/35 M3 Stuart "Honey" (British Version) SKU: AFXA1358. La torretta era dotata di un compartimento posteriore per l'apparecchiatura, M5 o Stuart VI: Versione con lo scafo riprogettato e molto simile a quello dell'M3A3. L'M3 e l'M5 Stuart furono dei carri armati leggeri prodotti negli Stati Uniti durante la seconda guerra mondiale. Manufacturer . On answering a question on how the tank performed he answered “she’s a honey”. Stuart, Confederate General), the tank got the nickname “honey” for its high speed and smooth ride. M3 jeb stuart honey light tank. British Stuarts were packed with extra equipment and had the standard straight lines pale blue-sand livery, with grayish green upper surfaces. 4621 M3A1s were produced, the last delivered in February 1943. M3 Stuart “Honey” (1/35) Reference: 309. M3 Stuart “Honey” (1/35) - Royal Model Articolo realizzato in metallo fotoinciso e resina (per il kit Academy). V. Through the year 1943, all regular units operated only as scouts and were gradually replaced by improved M5 tanks. Article mentions nothing about what UK called ‘Hybrid’ or late production Stuart. In fact, the latter gun had a relatively low-velocity and had no armor-piercing ammunition. Text, “…I was just wondering what to do with this party when one of our gunner observation posts came up in a Honey tank…”, The M3/M5 history on Wikipedia Il carro leggero M3 nasce come uno sviluppo del precedente M2 Light Tank. However, 24 units were produced of the Satan, a flamethrower conversion of the M3A1 for the US Marine Corps. Text, “…Leaving the desert track he swept over the desert in a Honey tank, with brigade pennant flying …” The 3 inch was a short barreled howitzer primarily meant at firing smoke shells. In 1935, a new model, the M2 Light Tank, was designed. Although the official British designation was “Stuart”, paying homage to Civil War Confederate General J.E.B. And the build up of better naval and amphibious forces were able to bring in better tanks and artillery. Doveva essere dotato di un, T27/T27E1:Doveva essere un carro M5A1 dotato di una sovrastruttura al posto della torretta. The Scotsman newspaper Wednesday 26 August 1942, page 5, Article title “Mr Churchill’s Travels Teheran, El Alainein and Cairo”. It was first introduced in 1942 and production lasted until 1944, with an estimated 8,885 units, of which many saw service under foreign colors. Which M3 Stuart-Honey? Share Pinterest By buying this product you can collect up to 1 loyalty point. There were also an US turretless command tank conversion and a bulldozer version to clear barb wires. The M3 was the first production model. Lo scafo era stato riprogettato, il peso del veicolo era ora di 19, Zaloga, S., "M3 & M5 Stuart Light Tank 1940-45", Vol. The M3 Stuart, officially Light Tank, M3, was an American light tank of World War II. Rimasta allo stadio di prototipo, M5A1 con lanciafiamme E8: Carro M5A1 con la torretta rimpiazzata da una struttura scatolata. From a book I read quite recently, the Stuart was particularly well liked by British tankers in the Libyan desert. Il nome Stuart venne attribuito al mezzo dall'esercito britannico. The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer newspaper Wednesday 26 August 1942, page 3, Article title “Over desert in tank”. Can you please clarify the use of the term “turret basket” in your description? They did provide vital aid in winning the bloody battles. 5811 M3s (Stuart Mk.I in British service) were produced, including 1285 equipped with Guiberson diesel engines, more efficient in the long run for desert operation, on a British specification, and called Stuart Mk.II.

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