Funkstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
M3A1 Light Tank
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. Touch 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 Keller Home (approx. ¼ 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Funkstown.
Categories. • Military • War, World II •
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