M5 Stuart Light Tank

M5 Stuart Light Tank (HM1J3H)

Location: Fort Riley, KS 66442 Geary County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 3.786', W 96° 46.919'

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Type: Light Tank
Armament: Main 1 x 37mm gun M6
Secondary: 2 x 30 Cal. Browning M.G.
Manufacturer: Cadillac Division of GMC
Production: February, 1942 - July 1944
Engine: Cadillac Twin V8 220HP
Max Speed: 36 MPH
Crew: 4 (Commander, Gunner, Driver, Co-Driver)
Width: 7' 4.25" · Length: 14' 2.75"
Height: 7' 6.5" · Weight: 16.5 Tons

The M5 Light Tank was the culmination of American tank development of the 1930's. By the time of the outbreak of World War II, they were approaching obsolescence, as tank forces in Europe were shifting from light to medium tanks as the main element of their armored forces. The M5 proved inadequate when used in North Africa. It proved more suitable in the Pacific theater than in Europe and fought successfully in many of the major battles including Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Peleliu.

The M15A1 replaced the M5 on production lines in early 1943.
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HM NumberHM1J3H
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Placed ByUnited States Army
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Date Added Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 691901 N 4326120
Decimal Degrees39.06310000, -96.78198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.786', W 96° 46.919'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 47.16" N, 96° 46' 55.14" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Sheridan Ave, Fort Riley KS 66442, US
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