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Funkstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

M3A1 Light Tank

“Stuart”

 
 
M3A1 Light Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 5, 2009
1. M3A1 Light Tank Marker
Inscription. Crew: 4 men - commander, loader, gunner, driver
Weight: 28,500 lbs.
Max Speed: 36 mph
Cruising Range: 70 miles (road) 135 miles (with drop tanks)
Weapons System: M6 37mm main gun
M1919A4 .30 caliber flexible on turret
M1919A4 .30 caliber coaxial with main gun
M1919A4 .30 caliber bow mounted
Engine: Continental W-670-9A - 7 cylinder - 4 cycle - 250 hp

These were used by light tank companies and mechanized cavalry squadrons. Some of these tanks are still in use by armies in South America. This particular tank, SN 1181 was built in mid 1942 by American Car and Foundry Company, WD USA 304067.
 
Location. 39° 36.659′ N, 77° 42.645′ W. Marker is in Funkstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on West Baltimore Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the Funkstown American Legion Building. Marker is in this post office area: Funkstown MD 21734, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Funkstown Bridge No. 2 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Building the Funkstown Bridge (about 400 feet away); Civil War Hospital Site (about 600 feet away); Baltimore Street
M3A1 Light Tank image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 5, 2009
2. M3A1 Light Tank
(approx. mile away); Keller Home (approx. mile away); This Plot is Dedicated to Public Use (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. Robert E. Lee (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Funkstown (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Funkstown.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World II
 
Other Displays at the American Legion Park image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 5, 2009
3. Other Displays at the American Legion Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 810 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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