Image: M2 Medium Tank (Aviarmor)
YearJune 1939
Vehicle Type[@type]
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced18
Crew6 (Commander, Driver & Four Gunners)
Main Armament1 x 37mm L/57 M3 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-20° to +40°
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 (Coaxial).
2 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Guns (Bow).
2 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (AA Mounts).
4 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (Corner Sponsons).
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried200 x 37mm + 12.250 x .30 cal
Combat Weight17.250 kg
Ground Clearance0.43m
Fording Depth1.0m
Trench Crossing2.30m
Obstacle Clearance0.61m
Climbing Ability31°
RadioSCR 210
ArmourUpper Hull Front: 32mm.
Lower Hull Front: 28mm.
Upper Hull Sides: 32mm.
Lower Hull Sides: 28mm.
Hull Rear: 25mm.
Hull Top: 9.53mm.
Hull Bottom: 6.4mm.
Gun Mantlet: 51mm.
Turret Front: 32mm.
Turret Sides: 25mm.
Turret Rear: 25mm.
Turret Top: 9.53mm.
EngineWright R975 (Petrol)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range130 miles (210 km)
Maximum Cross Country Range[@maximum_cross_country_range]
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed26 mph (42 kph)
Maximum Cross Country Speed17 mph (27 kph)
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe first in the line of Medium Tanks was the M2, this was a bigger version of the M2 Light Tank which gave it a large silhouette. The Turret featured sloping armour and its main armament was the 37mm M3 Gun. It could carry up to nine Machine Guns and the two rear fenders had bullet deflector plates installed which allowed the rear mounted machine guns to fire down into enemy trenches as the vehicle passed over them. Once the new M3 reached full production the M2 was relegated to a training vehicle.