DetailsTank - US M3 _Designed by 3Dbuilder ( http://www.123dapp.com/123C-3D-Model/WWII-Tank-US-M3/599822 ) _The Medium Tank M3 was an American tank used during World War II. In Britain the tank was called by two names based on the turret configuration. Tanks employing US pattern turrets were called the "General Lee", named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Variants using British pattern turrets were known as "General Grant", named after U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant. _Design commenced in July 1940, and the first M3s were operational in late 1941.The U.S. Army needed a good tank and coupled with the United Kingdom's demand for 3,650 medium tanks immediately, the Lee began production by late 1940. The design was a compromise to produce a tank as soon as possible. The M3 was well armed and armoured for the period, but due to design flaws (high silhouette, archaic sponson mounting of the main gun, riveted construction, below-average off-road performance) it was not satisfactory and was withdrawn from front line duty — except in the remote areas of the CBI Theater by British forces as late as the summer of 1944, and even to the end of the war there— being generally withdrawn everywhere else, as soon as the M4 Sherman became available in large numbers.
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SKU 10000168 Length [mm] 143.5 Width [mm] 65 Height [mm] 72.63 Volume [cm³] 232.94 Area [cm²] 536.92