The M3 Stuart, formally Light Tank M3, was an American light tank of World War II. It was used by British and Commonwealth forces prior to the entry of the USA into the war, and thereafter by US and Allied forces until the end of the war. The name General Stuart or Stuart given by the British comes from the American Civil War General J.E.B. Stuart and was used for both the M3 and the derivative M5 Light Tank; in British service it also had the unofficial nickname of Honey, named when a tank driver remarked "She's a honey". To the United States Army the tanks were officially known only as "Light Tank M3" and "Light Tank M5". The M3A1 Stuart, had a new turret with turret basket and no cupola, the gun vertical stabiliser installed and the Sponson machine guns removed. This volume contains numerous colour photographs of this prolific vehicle, with free decals. About the Series This is a classic series of highly illustrated books on the best machines of war, with several hundred photographs of each aircraft or vehicle. With close-up views of the key features of each machine, including its variations, markings and modifications, customising and creating a model has never been easier.
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