East Lake-Orient Park in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
US Army Stuart M3A1 Light Tank
Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
Type: Light Tank
Origin: United States
Designer: U.S. Army Ordinance Department
Manufacture: American Car and Foundry Company Cadillac Division of General Motors Massie-Harris
No. Built: 22,744 M3 and M5
Specifications (M5A1 late production )
Weight: 33,500 lb (15.20 metric tons)
Width: 7 ft 6 in (2.29) with sand shields
Height: 8 ft 5 in (2.57m) over anti-aircraft machine
Gun Crew: 4 (commander, gunner, driver, assistant driver )
Armor: 0.375 to 2.5 in (9.5 to 63.5 mm)
Main armament: 3x.30 caliber (7.62 mm) Browning M1919A4 machine guns 6,750 rounds
Engine: Twin Cadillac Series 42 220 hp (160 kw) at 3,400 rpm
Power/weight: 14.48 ho/ metric ton
4 speeds forward, 1 reverse
Suspension: Vertical volute spring suspension
Fuel capacity: 89 U.S. gallons (340 liters; 74 imperial gallons)
Speed: 36 mph (58 km/h) on road
Erected by Hillsborough County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
Location. 27° 58.604′ N, 82° 21.783′ W. Marker is in East Lake-Orient Park, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 301, 0.2 miles East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Florida Route 574), on the right when traveling south. The marker is located within Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3602 N US Hwy 301, Tampa FL 33619, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. US Army Howitzer 75mm (here, next to this marker); Bataan Death March Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Navy Seabees (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Remagen Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); First Lieutenant Baldomero Lopez (within shouting distance of this marker); Medal of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Cow Cavalry Monument (within shouting distance of this marker).
Also see . . .
1. M3A1 Stuart Tank. (Submitted on March 8, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
2. Veterans Memorial Park and Museum Highlights. (Submitted on March 8, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.