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== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
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The M5 AT Gun is United States standard towed [[Anti-Tank Guns|anti-tank gun]].
 
The M5 AT Gun is United States standard towed [[Anti-Tank Guns|anti-tank gun]].
  
 
= Combat Performance =
 
= Combat Performance =
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Like all other towed anti-tank guns it is fielded only with [[Ammunition Types#Armor Piercing|armor-piercing ammunition]] which it uses against [[Vehicles|vehicles]] and [[Tanks|tanks]] but is useless against [[Infantry|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.
 
Like all other towed anti-tank guns it is fielded only with [[Ammunition Types#Armor Piercing|armor-piercing ammunition]] which it uses against [[Vehicles|vehicles]] and [[Tanks|tanks]] but is useless against [[Infantry|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.

Latest revision as of 14:08, 25 May 2012

Overview

DeployedM5AT.jpg

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

Combat Performance

TowedM5AT.jpg

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.