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M5A1 Stuart (US005)

M5A1 Stuart (US005) M5A1 Stuart (US005)
Includes one M5A1 Stuart light tank with one-piece resin hull & tank commander.

While outclassed by more modern tanks, the M5A1 is still extremely useful for securing flanks, screening enemy infantry and armoured cars, using is speed to take advantage of any gaps in the enemy lines.

Armed with a 37mm gun and two machine guns, the Stuart was a danger to enemy infantry. Its speed also allows it to out-manoeuvre slower tanks and exploit their weaker side armour.

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Designed by Evan Allen,
Painted by Aaron Mathie

The Battle of the Bulge
In December 1944 the German forces were supposed to be on the back foot, so their desperate push in the Ardennes took the Allies by surprise. Desperate defence by the American and British Commonwealth forces gradually turned to counterattack as they fought to erase the 'Bulge'.

Learn more about The Battle of the Bulge here...

Battle of the Bulge: Allied Forces on the German border, September 1944 – February 1945
Light tanks have always presented a challenge: despite being small and numerous, they nevertheless took just as long to glue together as their heavier tank cousins. The scrappy little M5A1 Stuart has now been remastered as a single-part hull with tracks attached, using our latest moulding techniques, making it a total breeze to assemble.
M5A1 Stuart (US005) M5A1 Stuart (US005)
M5A1 Stuart (US005) M5A1 Stuart (US005)
M5A1 Stuart (US005) M5A1 Stuart (US005)
Stabilisers
A stabiliser is a device fitted to the tank's gun that keeps it level when the tank is moving. US tanks are the first in the world to be equipped with gyrostabilisers as standard. With the assistance of the gyrostabiliser, the gunner can stay on target while the tank is moving.

A moving tank fitted with a Stabiliser can fire its main gun at its full ROF, but adds a penalty of +1 to the score needed to hit.

Before shooting, a tank can choose not to use its Stabiliser and fire at the normal rate if that would give it a better chance.

M5A1 Stuart (US005) M5A1 Stuart (US005)

The M5A1 Stuart Light Tank in Flames Of War

      Armour    
Name Mobility Front Side Top Notes
Weapon Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower  
M5A1 Stuart Light Tank 4 2 1 Co-ax MG, Hull MG, AA MG.
M6 37mm gun 24"/60cm 2 7 4+ Stabiliser.

M5A1 Stuart (US005) M5A1 Stuart (US005)


Last Updated On Thursday, September 8, 2016 by James at Battlefront