|Origin & Designer||[@designer]|
|Crew||4 (Commander/Gunner, Loader, Driver & Assistant Driver)|
|Main Armament||1 x 37mm L/53 M6 Gun|
|Elevation||-10° to +20°|
|Turret Traverse||360° (20°/Sec Powered)|
|Secondary Armament||1 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (AA Mount).|
1 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (Coaxial).
1 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (Bow).
|Ammunition Carried||123 x 37mm + 420 x .50 cal & 6.250 x .30 cal|
|Combat Weight||14.969 kg|
|Armour||Upper Hull Front: 44mm.|
Lower Hull Front: 29mm.
Upper Hull Sides: 29mm.
Lower Hull Sides: 25mm.
Hull Rear: 25mm.
Hull Top: 13mm.
Hull Bottom: 13mm.
Gun Mantlet: 51mm.
Turret Front: 38mm.
Turret Sides: 25mm.
Turret Rear: 25mm.
Turret Top: 13mm.
|Engine||Twin Cadillac Series 42 (Petrol)|
|Transmission||4 Forward & 1 Reverse|
|Maximum Road Range||100 miles (161 km)|
|Maximum Cross Country Range||68 miles (110 km)|
|Maximum Water Range||[@maximum_water_range]|
|Maximum Road Speed||36 mph (58 kph)|
|Maximum Cross Country Speed||24 mph (39 kph)|
|Maximum Water Speed||[@maximum_water_speed]|
|Variants||M5A1: First issued in November 1942 and featured a new turret with had a bulge to house the radio. Further improvements were added in the shape of a new gun mount and larger crew hatches. 7.575 produced.|
|Notes||Initially called the M4 but changed to avoid confusion with the M4 Sherman, the M5 was an improved version of the M3 with two Cadillac engines, this meant the raising the engine deck to accommodate the large coupled engines and a welded hull. It was issued to light tank platoons in reconnaissance battalions and served until the end of World War Two when it was finally replaced by the M24.|