General info for M3 Lee

  • Country USA
  • Vehicle role Medium Tank
  • Rank 1
  • Battle rating in
    • arcade battles 2.7
    • realistic battles 2.7
    • simulator battles 2.7

Extended parameters

Arcade Battles
  • Mass 27.7 ton
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 40%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Visibility 138 %
  • Reload time 3.7 s
  • Free repairs 10
  • Horse powers 620 hp at 2400 rpm
  • Max speed 43 km/h
  • Max inclination 40°
  • Full repair cost 540€
  • Weapon
    75 mm M2 cannon (Ammo: 50)
    37 mm M5 cannon (Ammo: 179)
    7.62 mm M1919A4 machine gun x2 (Ammo: 6000)
  • Turn turret speed 17.1°/s
  • armor_piercing_100 90 mm
  • armor_piercing_500 89 mm
  • armor_piercing_1000 69 mm
  • Weapon presets tank 1
  • Full repair time crew 41m
  • Armor thickness hull (back) 38 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (rear) 38 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (front) 50 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (back) 50 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (rear) 50 mm
  • Angle vertical guidance (max) 60°
  • Angle vertical guidance (min) -7°
  • Armor thickness turret (front) 50 mm
Realistic Battles
  • Mass 27.7 ton
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 80%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Visibility 138 %
  • Reload time 3.7 s
  • Free repairs 10
  • Horse powers 354 hp at 2400 rpm
  • Max speed 39 km/h
  • Max inclination 40°
  • Full repair cost 640€
  • Weapon
    75 mm M2 cannon (Ammo: 50)
    37 mm M5 cannon (Ammo: 179)
    7.62 mm M1919A4 machine gun x2 (Ammo: 6000)
  • Turn turret speed 10.7°/s
  • armor_piercing_100 90 mm
  • armor_piercing_500 89 mm
  • armor_piercing_1000 69 mm
  • Weapon presets tank 1
  • Full repair time crew 1h 01m
  • Armor thickness hull (back) 38 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (rear) 38 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (front) 50 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (back) 50 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (rear) 50 mm
  • Angle vertical guidance (max) 60°
  • Angle vertical guidance (min) -7°
  • Armor thickness turret (front) 50 mm
Simulator Battles
  • Mass 27.7 ton
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 80%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Visibility 138 %
  • Reload time 3.7 s
  • Free repairs 10
  • Horse powers 354 hp at 2400 rpm
  • Max speed 39 km/h
  • Max inclination 40°
  • Full repair cost 720€
  • Weapon
    75 mm M2 cannon (Ammo: 50)
    37 mm M5 cannon (Ammo: 179)
    7.62 mm M1919A4 machine gun x2 (Ammo: 6000)
  • Turn turret speed 10.7°/s
  • armor_piercing_100 90 mm
  • armor_piercing_500 89 mm
  • armor_piercing_1000 69 mm
  • Weapon presets tank 1
  • Full repair time crew 1h 02m
  • Armor thickness hull (back) 38 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (rear) 38 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (front) 50 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (back) 50 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (rear) 50 mm
  • Angle vertical guidance (max) 60°
  • Angle vertical guidance (min) -7°
  • Armor thickness turret (front) 50 mm

M3 Lee / statistics for the last 1 month

These may be very different from the real, because we are monitoring only those players who use our site.

Arcade Battles
  • Battles 104
  • Win rate 59.68%
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle 4.08
  • Ground frags per death 4.61
Realistic Battles
  • Battles 65
  • Win rate 41.67%
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle 6.83
  • Ground frags per death 5.6
Simulator Battles
  • Battles 5
  • Win rate N/A
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle N/A
  • Ground frags per death N/A

Wiki info about M3 Lee

Official War Thunder wiki

The M3 was created based on the M2 medium tank, using almost all its components and powertrain assemblies in addition to its transmission and running gear. The tank offered a multi-tiered armament configuration and, as the first American tank armed with a 75 mm cannon, represented an important step forward in the development of tank design in the US. In 1940 the Ordnance Department brought up requirements for a new medium tank, primary among them being a 75 mm weapon. The 2,134 mm long T7 75 mm cannon met the requirement as a modified version of the T6 cannon, which was designed for standard ammunition from 1897. The modernized weapon was designated the M2, and installing it had a positive impact on the tank's firepower. On the other hand, mounting it in a side sponson greatly limited its arc of fire. The gun could only be moved horizontally by hand and was limited to 15° in either direction. The next weapon modification was the M3 cannon. Its barrel length was extended to 2,810 mm, which both boosted initial shell velocity from 564 m/s to 610 m/s and eliminated the need for a counterweight. The M3 used a riveted hull, while its configuration featured a forward-sitting transmission, battle compartment in the middle, and engine bay in the back. The tank's outline was quite exotic as a result of trying to combine comfort for the crew and high firepower. The first modification was under full-scale production from April 1941 to August 1942, with five companies building a total of 4,924 units. The M3 Lee launched its combat career in North Africa in 1942. Deliveries were also made to the USSR via Lend-Lease for use on the Eastern Front from 1942 to 1943.