Flames of War Fighting First American M3 Stuart Light Tank Platoon
As well as serving with US armored divisions in the light battalions of the armored regiments, thousands of M3 Light Tanks were supplied to Britain and the Soviet Union.
The British codenamed the tank ‘General Stuart’, after the famous American Civil War cavalry commander, and the name caught on with US troops as well.
The M3 Stuart was mechanically reliable, and even though it had lighter armor and a smaller gun than the latest German panzers, its small size and high speed made it well suited to probing enemy defenses and fighting a free-wheeling and tactical style of moving battle.
The Allies have the fascists on the run in North Africa, but the fight is not over yet. The United States is the newest army to enter the war. They boast some of the best tanks in the world, backed up by well-equipped infantry, either marching to battle on foot or riding in half-tracks, and the latest deadly tank destroyers. Their troops are inexperienced, but they have trained hard and are eager to prove themselves. They will need to learn quickly, as they face a cunning and battle-hardened enemy.
What’s in the Box:
Five (5) M3 Stuart Tanks
One (1) Tank Commander Sprue
One (1) Decal Sheet
Seven (7) Unit Cards
Disclaimer: Models come unpainted and may require assembly. Glue, paints and supplies are sold separately.