3-Inch M5

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Overview

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The M5 AT Gun is United States standard towed anti-tank gun.

Combat Performance

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Like all other towed anti-tank guns it is fielded only with armor-piercing ammunition which it uses against vehicles and tanks but is useless against infantry. For an anti-tank gun the M5 compares favourably with the German Pak 40 and Soviet ZiS-2, but is outclassed by the British 17-pounder. Like all towed guns, when built it is in its towed form; it must be moved to a location and deployed near a logistics source to be effective.