Image: M2A4 Light Tank (USMC)
YearMay 1940
Vehicle Type[@type]
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced375
Crew4 (Commander, Gunner, Driver & Assistant Driver)
Main Armament1 x 37mm L/53 M5 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-6° to +19°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun Sight[@gun_sight]
Secondary Armament1 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (AA Mount).
1 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (Coaxial).
2 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (Bow Sponsons).
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried103 x 37mm & 8.470 x .30 cal
Combat Weight11.600 kg
Ground Clearance0.41m
Fording Depth1.10m
Trench Crossing1.52m
Obstacle Clearance0.61m
Climbing Ability26°
RadioSCR 210
ArmourUpper Hull Front: 16mm.
Lower Hull Front: 25mm.
Upper Hull Sides: 25mm.
Lower Hull Sides: 25mm.
Hull Rear: 25mm.
Hull Top: 13mm.
Hull Bottom: 9.53mm.
Gun Mantlet: 25mm.
Turret Front: 25mm.
Turret Sides: 25mm.
Turret Rear: 25mm.
Turret Top: 6.4mm.
EngineContinental W-670-9A (Petrol)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range68 miles (209 km)
Maximum Cross Country Range68 miles (110 km)
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed36 mph (58 kph)
Maximum Cross Country Speed18 mph (29 kph)
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesM2A4 was the first model to incorporate a 37mm Gun, with the same hull as the M2A3 it also had an improved engine and armour. It saw action with the 1st US Tank Battalion in the battles on bloody ridge during the Guadalcanal campaign in 1942.