General info for M5A1

  • Country USA
  • Vehicle role Light Tank
  • Rank 2
  • Battle rating in
    • arcade battles 2.3
    • realistic battles 2.3
    • simulator battles 2.3

Extended parameters

Arcade Battles
  • Mass 15.6 ton
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 50%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Visibility 78 %
  • Reload time 3.7 s
  • Free repairs 10
  • Horse powers 459 hp at 3199 rpm
  • Max speed 62 km/h
  • Max inclination 29°
  • Full repair cost 440€
  • Weapon
    37 mm M6 cannon (Ammo: 147)
    7.62 mm M1919A4 machine gun x2 (Ammo: 6000)
  • Turn turret speed 22.8°/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) 25 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (rear) 28 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (front) 28 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (back) 32 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (rear) 32 mm
  • Angle vertical guidance (max) 20°
  • Angle vertical guidance (min) -12°
  • Armor thickness turret (front) 50 mm
Realistic Battles
  • Mass 15.6 ton
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 60%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Visibility 78 %
  • Reload time 3.7 s
  • Free repairs 10
  • Horse powers 262 hp at 3199 rpm
  • Max speed 56 km/h
  • Max inclination 32°
  • Full repair cost 600€
  • Weapon
    37 mm M6 cannon (Ammo: 147)
    7.62 mm M1919A4 machine gun x2 (Ammo: 6000)
  • Turn turret speed 14.3°/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 22m
  • Armor thickness hull (back) 25 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (rear) 28 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (front) 28 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (back) 32 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (rear) 32 mm
  • Angle vertical guidance (max) 20°
  • Angle vertical guidance (min) -12°
  • Armor thickness turret (front) 50 mm
Simulator Battles
  • Mass 15.6 ton
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 60%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Visibility 78 %
  • Reload time 3.7 s
  • Free repairs 10
  • Horse powers 262 hp at 3199 rpm
  • Max speed 56 km/h
  • Max inclination 32°
  • Full repair cost 660€
  • Weapon
    37 mm M6 cannon (Ammo: 147)
    7.62 mm M1919A4 machine gun x2 (Ammo: 6000)
  • Turn turret speed 14.3°/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 10m
  • Armor thickness hull (back) 25 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (rear) 28 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (front) 28 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (back) 32 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (rear) 32 mm
  • Angle vertical guidance (max) 20°
  • Angle vertical guidance (min) -12°
  • Armor thickness turret (front) 50 mm

M5A1 / 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 44
  • Win rate 100%
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle 2.74
  • Ground frags per death 2.64
Realistic Battles
  • Battles 177
  • Win rate 51.29%
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle 6.08
  • Ground frags per death 2.31
Simulator Battles
  • Battles 25
  • Win rate 77.27%
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle 2.91
  • Ground frags per death 2.59

Wiki info about M5A1

Official War Thunder wiki

In November 1942 the M5 Stuart light tank was outfitted with an M3A3 turret, resulting in the Stuart series' final modification. The bulwark was made standard, different from the M5, and a safety hatch was added to the hull floor in addition to a new periscope in the turret. The tank commander got a second turret rotator and the ability to control the turret separately from the gunner. Late model M5A1s were characterized by armored cover for the anti-aircraft gun emplacement and an equipment case on the back of the hull. In addition, stamped weight-bearing rollers began to be used in the running gear. M5A1s were produced by Cadillac and American Car & Foundry (beginning in September 1943). By June 1944 a total of 6,810 had been made, making the M5A1 modification the most popular. At the time of the Normandy invasion the US army primarily used M5A1s, though it was difficult for them to get through the Normandy hedges. Even equipped with special hedge-clearing equipment, light tanks often got stuck due to their under-powered engines, making them easy prey for German anti-tank guns. Thinner than on medium tanks, their armor made them especially vulnerable to panzerfausts. The battles of summer 1944 saw heavy losses in light tank companies. The casualty rate decreased during the fall somewhat, primarily because they played a lesser role and division commanders tried to keep them out of battles where they might face stronger opponents. In contrast to the Americans, the British used M3A3s and even M3A1s in addition to the M5A1 in Europe. They predominantly played a reconnaissance and command role.