M2 Medium Tank

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For the light tank, see M2 Light Tank.


M2 Medium Tank

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USA Medium Tank Tier III
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost 31,000  Credits
Hit Points 180210 HP
Weight Limit 20.5/21.520.907/23.5 t
Crew
Commander
Gunner
Driver
Radio Operator
Radio Operator
Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 340400 hp
Speed Limit 43/18 km/h
Traverse 3540 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 16.5919.13 hp/t
Pivot NoNo
Armor
Hull Armor 32/18/13 mm
Turret Armor25.4/25/2538/25/25 mm
Armament
Damage 30-5030-50 HP
Penetration 36-6042-70 mm
Rate of Fire
24100% crew: 25.03 rpm
+ Vents: 25.59 rpm
+ BiA : 26.16 rpm
+ Food: 27.29 rpm
26.09100% crew: 27.2 rpm
+ Vents: 27.82 rpm
+ BiA : 28.43 rpm
+ Food: 29.66 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.46100% crew: 0.44 m
+ Vents: 0.43 m
+ BiA : 0.42 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
0.42100% crew: 0.4 m
+ Vents: 0.39 m
+ BiA : 0.39 m
+ Food: 0.37 m
m
Aim time
2.1100% crew: 2.01 s
+ Vents: 1.97 s
+ BiA : 1.93 s
+ Food: 1.85 s
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ Vents: 1.59 s
+ BiA : 1.56 s
+ Food: 1.49 s
s
Turret Traverse
40100% crew: 41.71 deg/s
+ Vents: 42.66 deg/s
+ BiA : 43.6 deg/s
+ Food: 45.49 deg/s
39100% crew: 40.67 deg/s
+ Vents: 41.59 deg/s
+ BiA : 42.51 deg/s
+ Food: 44.35 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc 360°
Elevation Arc -20°/+40°-20°/+40°
Ammo Capacity 120120 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 2020 %
View Range
280100% crew: 280 m
+ Vents: 286 m
+ BiA : 292 m
+ Food: 304 m
370100% crew: 370 m
+ Vents: 377.93 m
+ BiA : 385.86 m
+ Food: 401.71 m
m
Signal Range
265100% crew: 276.36 m
+ Vents: 282.6 m
+ BiA : 288.85 m
+ Food: 301.34 m
615100% crew: 641.36 m
+ Vents: 655.85 m
+ BiA : 670.35 m
+ Food: 699.34 m
m
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The M2 Medium Tank is an American tier 3 medium tank.

The only American medium tank adopted in the interwar period, with a total of 146 vehicles in two variants manufactured from 1939 through 1941. The M2 MT never saw action.

It has the improved 37mm and a very powerful 75mm howitzer, which requires the M2M7 turret. At first, with the 37mm, the M2 can feel a bit handicapped fire-power wise. Once armed with the 75mm howitzer, it is a force to be reckoned with. This, coupled with its good mobility, makes the M2 a fun tank to play and the grind to M3 Lee should be quick and painless.

The M2 Medium Tank leads to the M3 Lee.


















Modules

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
02II M2M19 25.4 25.4/25/25 mm
40100% crew: 41.71 deg/s
+ Vents: 42.66 deg/s
+ BiA : 43.6 deg/s
+ Food: 45.49 deg/s
40100% crew: 41.71 deg/s
+ Vents: 42.66 deg/s
+ BiA : 43.6 deg/s
+ Food: 45.49 deg/s
d/s
360°
280100% crew: 280 m
+ Vents: 286 m
+ BiA : 292 m
+ Food: 304 m
280100% crew: 280 m
+ Vents: 286 m
+ BiA : 292 m
+ Food: 304 m
m
0------ 000000730730 Credits 0950 950 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
02II 37 mm Gun M5 120 40/40/50 HP 48/70/19 mm 18 Credits/2 Gold/10 Credits
24100% crew: 25.03 rpm
+ Vents: 25.59 rpm
+ BiA : 26.16 rpm
+ Food: 27.29 rpm
r/m
0.46100% crew: 0.44 m
+ Vents: 0.43 m
+ BiA : 0.42 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
2.1100% crew: 2.01 s
+ Vents: 1.97 s
+ BiA : 1.93 s
+ Food: 1.85 s
s
-10°/+25° --- 2,0002,000 Credits 0078 78 kg
03III 37 mm Gun M6 120 40/40/50 HP 56/78/19 mm 18 Credits/2 Gold/10 Credits
26.09100% crew: 27.2 rpm
+ Vents: 27.82 rpm
+ BiA : 28.43 rpm
+ Food: 29.66 rpm
r/m
0.42100% crew: 0.4 m
+ Vents: 0.39 m
+ BiA : 0.39 m
+ Food: 0.37 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ Vents: 1.59 s
+ BiA : 1.56 s
+ Food: 1.49 s
s
-10°/+25° 350 8,3508,350 Credits 0082 82 kg

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
03III M2M7 0038 38/25/25 mm
39100% crew: 40.67 deg/s
+ Vents: 41.59 deg/s
+ BiA : 42.51 deg/s
+ Food: 44.35 deg/s
39100% crew: 40.67 deg/s
+ Vents: 41.59 deg/s
+ BiA : 42.51 deg/s
+ Food: 44.35 deg/s
d/s
360°
370100% crew: 370 m
+ Vents: 377.93 m
+ BiA : 385.86 m
+ Food: 401.71 m
370100% crew: 370 m
+ Vents: 377.93 m
+ BiA : 385.86 m
+ Food: 401.71 m
m
0295295 1,5801,580 Credits 1,350 1,350 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
02II 37 mm Gun M5 120 40/40/50 HP 48/70/19 mm 18 Credits/2 Gold/10 Credits
24100% crew: 25.03 rpm
+ Vents: 25.59 rpm
+ BiA : 26.16 rpm
+ Food: 27.29 rpm
r/m
0.46100% crew: 0.44 m
+ Vents: 0.43 m
+ BiA : 0.42 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
2.1100% crew: 2.01 s
+ Vents: 1.97 s
+ BiA : 1.93 s
+ Food: 1.85 s
s

Front: -13°/+40°
Sides: -20°/+40°

Rear: -20°/+40°
--- 2,0002,000 Credits 0078 78 kg
03III 37 mm Gun M6 120 40/40/50 HP 56/78/19 mm 18 Credits/2 Gold/10 Credits
26.09100% crew: 27.2 rpm
+ Vents: 27.82 rpm
+ BiA : 28.43 rpm
+ Food: 29.66 rpm
r/m
0.42100% crew: 0.4 m
+ Vents: 0.39 m
+ BiA : 0.39 m
+ Food: 0.37 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ Vents: 1.59 s
+ BiA : 1.56 s
+ Food: 1.49 s
s

Front: -13°/+40°
Sides: -20°/+40°

Rear: -20°/+40°
350 8,3508,350 Credits 0082 82 kg
03III 75 mm Howitzer M3 46 175/110 HP 38/91 mm 56 Credits/7 Gold
13.04100% crew: 13.6 rpm
+ Vents: 13.91 rpm
+ BiA : 14.22 rpm
+ Food: 14.83 rpm
r/m
0.55100% crew: 0.53 m
+ Vents: 0.52 m
+ BiA : 0.5 m
+ Food: 0.48 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s

Front: -14°/+40°
Sides: -20°/+40°

Rear: -20°/+40°
700 5,4005,400 Credits 0138 138 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
03III Wright Continental R-975C2 0340 340 hp 020 20 % Gasoline --- 9,2009,200 Credits 0549 549 kg
04IV Wright R-975EC2 0400 400 hp 020 20 % Gasoline 850 11,60011,600 Credits 0515 515 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
02II T48 21.521.5 t 03535 d/s ------ 000000670670 Credits 4,800 4,800 kg
03III T49 23.523.5 t 04040 d/s 400400 2,1002,100 Credits 4,800 4,800 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
02II SCR 200
265100% crew: 276.36 m
+ Vents: 282.6 m
+ BiA : 288.85 m
+ Food: 301.34 m
265100% crew: 276.36 m
+ Vents: 282.6 m
+ BiA : 288.85 m
+ Food: 301.34 m
m
0--- --- 000000180180 Credits 0040 40 kg
04IV SCR 210
325100% crew: 338.93 m
+ Vents: 346.59 m
+ BiA : 354.25 m
+ Food: 369.57 m
325100% crew: 338.93 m
+ Vents: 346.59 m
+ BiA : 354.25 m
+ Food: 369.57 m
m
0330 330 1,9801,980 Credits 0080 80 kg
09IX SCR 506
615100% crew: 641.36 m
+ Vents: 655.85 m
+ BiA : 670.35 m
+ Food: 699.34 m
615100% crew: 641.36 m
+ Vents: 655.85 m
+ BiA : 670.35 m
+ Food: 699.34 m
m
5,600 5,600 33,60033,600 Credits 0110 110 kg

Historical Info

The Medium Tank M2 was a United States Army tank that was first produced in 1939 by the Rock Island Arsenal, just prior to the commencement of the war in Europe. Production was 18 M2 tanks, and 94 slightly improved M2A1 tanks, for a total figure of 112.

The M2's unique features included an unusually large number of machine guns, bullet deflector plates, and sloped armor on the hull front (glacis plate). The main armament was a 37 mm gun, with 32 mm armor. The M2A1 had a 51 mm gun mantlet. For combat it was a poor design, with thin armor, inadequate main armament and a high profile. The four sponson-mounted machine guns proved to be completely unnecessary.

The M2 was already obsolete when it entered service. It compared poorly with the latest European tanks, such as the French S-35, German Panzer III and Soviet BT-7, which could easily withstand 37 mm hits.

The 37 mm main armament of the M2 was equivalent to the 37 mm in the Panzer III, but the BT-7 (45 mm) and the S-35 (47 mm) had more powerful guns. By 1941, Germany had upgunned the Panzer III with a 50 mm L/42 gun, and the Soviets had fielded the vastly superior T-34, with a 76 mm gun and a sloped 52 mm glacis plate. Given this, the M2 was essentially a stopgap measure until more capable tanks like the M3 Lee and M4 Sherman came along in 1942-43. Although 18 M2s and 94 M2A1s were produced, the Ordnance office recommended in 1942 that they should only be used for training purposes, and they were never sent overseas to combat areas.
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