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M3A1 Light Tank

"Stuart"

 
 
M3A1 Light Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, World II.
 
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. Located at the Funkstown American Legion Building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Funkstown MD 21734, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker);
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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 (approx. ¼ mile away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Funkstown.
 
M3A1 Light Tank image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 5, 2009
2. M3A1 Light Tank
Other Displays at the American Legion Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 5, 2009
3. Other Displays at the American Legion Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,101 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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