Image: M2A1 Medium Tank (Aviarmor)
YearDecember 1940
Vehicle Type[@type]
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced94
Crew6 (Commander, Driver & Four Gunners)
Main Armament1 x 37mm L/53 M6 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-10° to +20°
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 Weight18.740 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: 32mm.
Turret Rear: 32mm.
Turret Top: 9.53mm.
EngineWright R975 EC2 (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 M2A1 had a new larger turret and thicker armour, as well as other feature as the M19 Gun Mount, better recoil mechanism, splash deflectors on hull front and new Machine Gun sights. By this time production was shifting towards the more effective M3 so the M2A1 joined the M2 as a training vehicle.