The Medium Tank M3 was an American tank used during World War II. In Britain the tank was called by two names based on the turret configuration. Tanks employing US pattern turrets were called the "General Lee", named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Variants using British pattern turrets were known as "General Grant", named after U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant.

The was a rushed production, filling the British need for medium tanks before the more modern Sherman could go into production. One compromise was that the 75 mm main gun was mounted in the hull.

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M3 Lee

Lee was a medium tank built by the US and used in WWII the USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada.

Above M-3 Lee of the 2nd Armoured Division (United States).Fort Benning February 1942. Beneath.Cruiser Tank Grant-I.staff squadron nottinghamshire jomanry regiment.10th Armoured Division (United Kingdom).El Alamein. October 1942

Above Lee of the Armoured Division (United States).Cruiser Tank Grant-I.

The M3 Lee was an American tanked named after General Robert E. Lee, a confederate general. The M3 Lee went into production in 1940.

The Lee was an American tanked named after General Robert E. Lee, a confederate general. The Lee went into production in This is the rare cast hull version.

the_ww2_memoirs The 6 crewmen of an American M3 "Lee" tank belonging to "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, 13th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, show off the ammunition of the M3 Lee's 75mm cannon during the race to cut off the Axis in Tunisia, Operation "Torch", 24th of November, 1942. The M3 "Lee" was the main American medium tank from 1941-1943 but by 1943 it was largely obsolete and was being replaced by the M4 Sherman. The M3 "Lee" was slow, obsolete, had weak cannons, cumbersome…

captain-price-official: “The crew of a Lee smile for the camera, while holding shells at Souk el Arba, Tunisia, 24 Nov ”

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA (E 14050)   Lee tank of 'C' Squadron, 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars, 2nd Armoured Brigade, El Alamein position, Egypt, 7 July 1942.

E Lee tank of 'C' Squadron (Queen's Own) Hussars Armoured Brigade El Alamein position Egypt 7 July


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US crew of an M3 Lee tank at Souk el Arba, 23 November 1942-Souk-el-Arba II was a temporary airfield constructed by Army Engineers using compacted earth for its runway, parking and dispersal areas, not designed for heavy aircraft or for long term use. Also known as Engle Field, it was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African campaign.-

A photograph of a US Army Lee medium tank and all of its seven crew members at the Tunisian town of Souk El Arbaa during the North African Campaign(specifically the Tunisia Campaign) of the Second World War.

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Tank Recovery Vehicle (Grant ARV I). Based on chassis, with dummy turret and dummy 75 gun. lb kg) winch installed.