Echoes of War The Medium Tank M3

The original caption for this photograph reads: Crew from Company B, 741st Tank Battalion abandons its M3 Grant tank during the Third Army Louisiana Manoeuvres at Fort Polk, Louisiana, 12 February, 1943. These tanks were replaced by M4 Shermans before the battalion entered combat in France
M3 tank, training exercises, Fort Knox, Kentucky

Officially known as the Medium Tank M3, the M3 was a US tank used during World War Two. There were two variants and in Britain tanks using the US pattern turrets were called the ‘Lee’, after the famous Confederate General Robert E Lee, while the other, using the British pattern turret, was called the ‘Grant’ after Ulysses S Grant, a Union General.

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