The 3in Gun M5 is an anti-tank gun developed by the US from the T9 3in anti-aircraft gun. In late 1940 the US Ordnance Corps began to adapt the T9 3in Gun to the anti-tank role. The barrel of the T9 was combined with the horizontal sliding block breech, hydropneumatic recoil system and split-trail carriage of the M2 105mm howitzer.

The prototype test weapon was designated the T-10 and began trials in September 1941. Field trials soon proved the new weapon was a great improvement over existing US anti-tank guns. After a few minor problems were ironed out and it was adopted as the M5 3in Gun on carriage M1.

Few infantry divisions are supported by self-propelled tank destroyers. Instead they leaned heavily on the hard-hitting firepower of the M5 3in guns. These gunners were specially trained to offer the GIs the best anti-tank coverage
available.

 

The M5 3in gun (late) in Flames Of War

Weapon Mobility Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes
M5 3in gun (late) Immobile 32"/80cm 2 13 3+ Gun shield.

 

Contents


  • one Command Carbine team
  • two M5 3in guns with crew
  • one Small three-hole bases
  • two Large bases

 

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie

(20948)

SKU 20948
Barcode # 46

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