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M2A1 Light Tank
M2a1 tank
General Historical Information
Place of origin USA
Designer Rock Island Arsenal
Produced In 1935-42
Category Light tank
Debut in FHSW v0.5
Speed 58 km/h (36 mph)
Armour Hull front/sides/rear:
25/25/25 mm
Turret front/sides/rear:
16/16/16 mm
Main armament .50 M2HB Browning
100x15 rounds
Coaxial weapon M1919A4 Browning
150x17 rounds

1800 rounds

General Ingame Information
Used by USA
Crew in‑game 2
Seat 2 Commander cupola
Seat 3 3x M1919A4 Browning
250x9 rounds
Seat 4 Passenger Seat
Seat 5 Passenger Seat
Historical Picture
M2a1 (1)

The Light Tank M2 was an American pre-World War II light tank that saw combat with the US Marine Corps 1st Tank Battalion on Guadalcanal in 1942, during World War II. Its service with the 1st Tank Battalion during the Pacific War was its only U.S. combat use during the war; however, it is believed that M2A4s served in Burma and India with the British 7th Hussars and 2nd Royal Tank Regiment during their engagements with the IJA 14th Tank Regiment. The M2A4 was the immediate predecessor of the M3 Stuart.

As the Light Tank T2E1, the M2 was developed in 1935 by Rock Island Arsenal for the infantry branch of the U.S. Army. The design coming from the earlier T1 and T2 was somewhat inspired by the famous Vickers 6-ton. Its main weapon was one M2HB machine gun, installed in a small one-man turret. After only 10 units were delivered, the Infantry branch decided to switch to a twin turret configuration, similar to the 7TPdw.


M2A4Edit

M2A4 Light Tank
M2a4 tak
General Historical Information
Place of origin USA
Designer Rock Island Arsenal
Produced In 1939-42
Category Light tank
Debut in FHSW v0.5
Speed 58 km/h (36 mph)
Armour Hull front/sides/rear:
25/25/25 mm
Turret front/sides/rear:
16/16/16 mm
Main armament 37 mm Gun M5
103 rounds
Coaxial weapon M1919A4 Browning
150x17 rounds
General Ingame Information
Used by USA
Great Britain
Crew in‑game 2
Seat 2 Commander cupola
Seat 3 3 x M1919A4 Browning
250x9 rounds
Seat 4 Passenger Seat
Seat 5 Passenger Seat
Historical Picture
M2A4 real


Following the Spanish Civil War, most armies, including the U.S. Army, realized that they needed "gun" armed tanks and not vehicles armed merely with machine guns. Thus the machine gun turrets were replaced by one larger turret with a 37 mm M5 gun, and armor reached 25 mm.


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