However, until the Sherman was in production, an interim design with a 75 mm gun was urgently needed. In each case, two weapons were mounted to give the tanks adequate capability in firing both anti-personnel high explosive ammunition and armor-piercing ammunition for anti-tank combat. In Britain the tank was called "General Lee", named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and the modified version built with a new turret was called the "General Grant", named after U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant. 100% Crew It was quite unique in that it mounted a 75mm gun in the hull and a smaller 37mm gun in a small top … The same motor provided pressure for the gun stabilizing system. Steering was by differential braking, with a turning circle of 37 ft (11 m). Likable: Not an ugliness or blemish to the page. With 75% Crew: 245 m 100% Crew: 3825.5 It's nearly impossible to play this tank by any specific generalization, since it combines so many playstyles; find your own way. Contains a pre-painted Tank, 5 Crew, Module, and Upgrade Cards, and an Online Bonus Code. Backing up this DPM is an excellent aiming time of 1.83, allowing the Lee to fire more accurately aimed shots than other tanks at-tier. However, it is not an effective sniper because its guns are implemented with mediocre accuracy. Both and Max Crew %: 3862.25, Theoretical Damage Per Minute 75% Crew: 3.24 s When war broke out in Europe in 1939, the USA was far from ready to enter the fray. Very few players keep it. The gunner laid the gun on target through geared handwheels for traverse and elevation. With Coated Optics: 352 m 50% Crew: 4.46 s Rammer: 4056.5 With both and GLD: 1.751 s During the battle for Tarawa island in 1943, the U.S. Army attacked nearby Makin Island, which was considered a less-,costly operation. The usual way to play the Lee is as a short-range TD; it lacks the accuracy and stealth to accurately snipe, but close to the frontline with other tanks in front of it, it can pump out rapid-fire damage that can punch through just about anything it sees at 4 or 5. However, even this under-performer still has teeth, and any player who writes it off as no threat risks receiving a hail of 75mm shells in return. 75% Crew: 2696.75 The M3 Lee is an American tier 4 medium tank. You HAVE to know the terrain of your area, or you will end up exposing whole weak spots to enemies many times more powerful than yourself. The turret was power-traversed by an electro-hydraulic system: an electric motor providing the pressure for the hydraulic motor. When affected by 100% Relaying: 676.5 m The Lee's 75mm gun is mounted in a hull sponson rather than a turret, which makes it a very difficult machine to control. It was designed in mind of defeating the tank. The M3 Lee is hated simply because of the fact it has no turret, it's large size (hard to hide), and terribly imprecise gun. Because its gun is mounted in a sponson and the tank is so large, the Lee's crew has a lot of room to move and work in relative comfort. Both and BiA: 2775.3 Both and BiA: 2665.3 Both: 3.04 s 50% Crew: 3.72 s Both and BiA: 2.48 s Maximum possible: 923.2 m. The M3 Lee is an American tier 4 medium tank. Excellent for half-hiding, or hiding behind a wall with only the sponson outside, Wonderfully capable of baiting, but a great ambush weapon as well, Target area is vertical, not horizontal, at any time, as long as you remain pointed at the enemy, "Leather" armor offers almost no protection from practically any weapon, Tank-destroyer design with light-tank playstyle employing heavy-tank size and artillery armor was never a good idea, Impossibly hard to snipe with, all things considered, Not the best with flanking; it is a sitting duck when coming over ridges or around left corners, which often happens during flanking, No protection when right side is against wall. The Panzer III and Panzer IV's success in the French campaign led the U.S. Army to immediately order a new medium tank armed with a 75 mm gun in a turret. With BiA: 0.384 m With GLD: 1.831 s World of Tanks on Console is a free-to-play, team-based MMO dedicated to strategic armored warfare in … In Britain, the tank was called by two names based on the turret configuration and crew size. Currently we can only use the biggest, 75mm, gun. 75% Crew: 3410.75 The M3 was well armed and armored for the period, but due to design flaws (high silhouette, archaic sponson mounting of the main gun, below average off-road performance) it was not satisfactory and was withdrawn from front line duty as soon as the M4 Sherman became available in large numbers. Close range ambushes are also a good idea. The M3 Lee is a unique Tank Destroyer in that it mounts a powerful gun in the hull, along with a second gun in a small turret. Rammer: 2.59 s The vehicle was named after the Confederate General of the U.S. Civil War, R. Lee. The M3 was the solution. The problem with it is that it requires it's own special style of play. World of Tanks Miniatures Game is an easy to learn, quick play game, where you take command of a unit of tanks, seeking to destroy your opponent and … I finally get around to reviewing the M3 Lee, after playing about three games in it a year ago and using free xp to get to the M4 Sherman. Its frontal armor can also be penetrated easily, thereby putting the driver in constant danger of injury and greatly hindering survivability in a fair fight. Play Now! A WWII-era U.S. medium tank. M3 LeeTier IV American Medium Tank. It was designed in mind of defeating the tank. The vehicle was named after the Confederate General of the U.S. Civil War, R. Lee. at Souk el Arba, Tunisia. I love the m3 lee, I have my some nice ace's in it, use the mad dpm, ... World of Tanks is a PvP MMO game created by international game developer Wargaming. British Lees and Grants were in action against Rommel's forces at the disastrous Battle of Gazala on 27 May that year. 100% Crew Originally designed to modernize U.S. tanks roster, it served as an interim tank until the arrival of the Sherman. Player stats NA EU Asia. These flaws cannot be ignored and define the tank; you always have to consider and compensate for them. Unfortunately, this site is not fully translated. With 100% Crew: 320 m Tank production at Chrysler tank arsenal. I would reccomend it as a support tank, to force the enemy into a choke point. Unfortunately for most players, this tank will be somewhat difficult to play with, particularly if you're less experienced with Tank Destroyers. Maximum possible: 0.413 m, With 50% Crew: 0.508 m The gun is one of the M3 Lee’s best assets since it doe… Both: 4147.5 It is extremely inflexible, as all of its power is focused into one aspect (DPM). A total of 6,258 M3 tanks of various modifications were produced. Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables, http://wiki.wargaming.net/en/index.php?title=Tank:A04_M3_Grant&oldid=298554, Incredible DPM value, acceptable aim time, Main gun is hull-mounted; as a result, cannot go hull-down and vulnerable to tracking, Despite the TD-style gun mount, all its gun parameters except for RoF are fairly mediocre even by tier 4 mediums' standard, Non-functional turret is a weakspot and hurts its camo rating, HP pool is still quite low for its tier, despite its huge size. Using Shell Type 3 (175 Damage): Maximum possible: 1.679 s, With 50% Crew: 251.4 m The Germans had, on this front, only a relatively-few obsolete French Hotchkiss tanks that they had acquired during their occupation, consequently the M3's inferior tank-to-tank capabilities were of limited importance. The tall silhouette and low, hull-mounted 75-mm were severe tactical drawbacks, since they prevented the tank from fighting from hull-down firing positions. This produces a DM unmatched at-tier of almost 2300. So what does this all boil down to? I intend to pass on my limited wisdom and help you survive the Lee on your way to your next tank. Declared obsolete in April 1944, the General Lee fought on against Japan until the end of the war. In 1939, the U.S. Army possessed approximately 400 tanks, mostly M2 light tanks, with less than a hundred of the discontinued M2 medium tanks. The radios can be researched on the tree M2 Medium Tank, so mount the SCR 506 right away. Design commenced in July 1940, and the first "Lees" were operational in late 1941. Official website of the award-winning free-to-play online game World of Tanks. Also, widely recognized under its U.K. designation, M3 Grant, named after the General of the federal troops U. Both and Max Crew %: 2.38 s. Standard Gun Vents: 1955.8 Grant. The Lee does not. It seems to draw influence to the B1 or A1E1 Independent, with its dual gun concept. M3 Lee : World of Tanks : Medium tank M3 Lee - Info. 100% Crew The M3 brought much-needed firepower to British forces in the African desert campaign. Despite their lower-than-average off-road performance, the M3s performed well as they traversed the steep hillsides around Imphal. Standard Gun Then there are its other strong points. The chassis and running gear of the M3 design was adapted by the Canadians for their Ram tank. Its frontal armor can also be penetrated easily, thereby putting the driver in constant danger of injury and greatly hindering survivability in a fair fight. With GLD: 1.569 s The British army began naming their American tanks, although the U.S. Army never used those terms until after the war. Nominal DPM: 2917.25 The British design required one fewer crew member than the US version due to the radio in the turret. Vents: 3286.5 The M3 Lee was a medium tank, used by both the U.S. and British forces (where it had the designation M3 Grant) and saw use in the battles of North Africa. The 37-mm was aimed through the M2 periscope, though this was mounted in the mantlet to the side of the gun. The stock gun for the legendary Sherman is, frankly, terrifying here. Div. This page was last modified on 9 September 2020, at 23:25. Maximum possible: 1.439 s, With 50% Crew: 2.601 s British Lees and Grants were used by the British Fourteenth Army from the fall of Rangoon, performing admirably until the end of the war. With Recon and Situational Awareness: 336.2 m 3,500. Control was from a spade grip on the gun. 100% Crew: 2.88 s But its rapid-firing gun can do terrifying damage to lightweight tanks, can be kept on them surprisingly well with the Lee's hull traverse, and with so many shells spitting out, has a higher chance of blowing their tracks off, which is basically a death sentence for light tanks. They continued to serve in North Africa until the end of that campaign. With 100% Crew: 641.4 m Both and Max Crew %: 2779.7 IV75 mm Gun M3. A small turret with a lighter, high-velocity 37 mm gun sat on the tall hull. The vehicle was named after the Confederate General of the U.S. Civil War, R. Lee. The M3 Lee Expansion Pack gives players a tank with a very similar stat line to its successor, the M4A1 Sherman.It features with a good mix of Mobility, Initiative and Survivability, whilst the fixed main gun and lower Initiative results in a lower point cost making it … Home. The Pacific War was an ocean war fought primarily by the naval fleets of the U.S. and the Empire of Japan. With 75% Crew: 285.7 m 19 radio. Vents: 3111.5 Both and Max Crew %: 2889.7, Standard Gun Wright R-975EC2 (400 hp)Chrysler A57 (440 hp). Rammer: 2549.8 M3 Lees cannot snipe because of its imprecision and bulky size. Translate website Guest. Advantageous Damage Per Minute This was due to its very roots and the role it played during the war. In the North African campaign, the M3 was generally appreciated for it's mechanical reliability, good armor, and heavy firepower. 100% Crew 14,055. 100% Crew: 3650.5 Advantageous Damage Per Minute Both and BiA: 2222 That said, it's a GREAT gun for a T4! Additionally, the top turret (historically for a 37mm gun) sticks out of short cover and is usually fired on. The tank was exported under lend-lease program to Great Britain and the Soviets. With BiA: 1.688 s Make no mistake, the Lee is a very difficult tank to play, thanks to its size and layout. 75% Crew: 1695.1 Two range scales were provided: 0-1,500 yd (1,400 m) for the 37-mm and 0-1,000 yd (910 m) for the machine gun. Home; For friends; Tools; Forum. A small cupola on top of the turret held a machine gun. Workers riveting the hull in Chrysler tank arsenal, Medium Tank M3A1 Lee at the US Army Ordnance Museum. In all three areas, it outclassed the available British tanks and was able to fight German tanks and towed anti-tank guns. M3 Lee was an American medium tank used during World War II. M3 was created in 1940 on the basis of the M2 tank, and saw mass production from June 1941 through December 1942. The DPM only works if you can get the shells to hit and pen, of course, but with that rate of fire and 92 pen (and a 75 round capacity), the Lee can also far more afford to miss shots. With 75% Crew: 0.443 m This would be the M4 Sherman. M4 Sherman. Vents; Gun Laying Drive; Hardening; Grousers; Turbocharger; Binocs; Camo Net; Optics; Low Noise Exhaust. Additionally, the gun can only traverse 15 degrees left or right, and any tank that moves beyond that will require turning the hull to track. In the end, the M3 in the CBI theater performed the mission it's original designers had intended it to do: that of supporting the infantry. Both and BiA: 4240.25 It had thicker armor than the U.S. one and removed the U.S. cupola for a simple hatch. The U.S. funded tank development poorly during the interwar years, and had no infrastructure for production, little experience in design, and poor doctrine to guide design efforts. The starting M2 is no joke, but lacking in dispersion and a bit in penetration. The M3 General Lee tank was the construction developed … Once the notorious stopping block on the path to the American mediums and heavies, the Lee has been retired to Collector's status and replaced with the much more congruous T6 Medium. 100% Crew: 2022.9 The Medium M3 Tank (or M3 Lee or Grant) was an American medium tank. Both and Max Crew %: 2317.7 M3 Lee's second gun - posted in Medium Tanks: This is porbably the milionth time youre reading a thread about this, but I still want to address the point. Vents: 2065.8 The M2 75mm can punish the enemy badly, though at a slower rate than with the M3. 75% Crew: 2033.9 The truth is that it's not a terrible tank. However, it is not an effective sniper because its guns are implemented with mediocre accuracy, and its large size requires good camouflage to remain hidden when firing, which, from a single bush, will probably not be available. 75% Crew: 2143.9 The M3 Lee was a medium tank, used by both the U.S. and British forces (where it had the designation M3 Grant) and saw use in the battles of North Africa. With 100% Crew: 0.451 m When affected by 100% Relaying: 291.5 m In Britain the tank was called "General Lee", named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and the modified version built with a new turret was called the "General Grant", named after U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant. https://worldoftanks.fandom.com/wiki/M3_Lee?oldid=6975, This tank is often used as comic relief, in addition to the. 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