M2 Medium Tank

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Characteristics

Protection

8%
8%

Firepower

18%
18%

Shot Effectiveness

35%
35%

Maneuverability

56%
56%

Vehicle Details

Weight (t) 20.80
Hit Points 500
Engine Power (hp) 400
Speed Limit (km/h) 43
Standard Shell Penetration (mm) 48 - 64
Standard Shell Damage 38 - 63
Rate of Fire (rounds/min) 18.0

Historical Reference

The only medium tank to be adopted by the US Army during the interwar period. The vehicle was equipped with a 37 mm gun and six 7.62 mm machineguns, four of which were mounted on rotating fire units. The two non-rotating machineguns were placed on the front of the hull. Despite unimpressive combat characteristics, the M2A1 became a milestone for American tank development from the time of its inception by virtue of being easily adaptable for mass production. In 1940, 94 vehicles were produced.

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