“The British service name “”Stuart”” came from the American Civil War Confederate general J. E. B. Stuart and was used for both the M3 and the derivative M5 Light Tank. In U.S. use, the tanks were officially known as “”Light Tank M3″” and “”Light Tank M5″”
With the IJA’s drive toward India within the South-East Asian theatre of World War II, the United Kingdom hastily withdrew their 2nd Royal Tank Regiment and 7th Hussars Stuart tank units (which also contained some M2A4 light tanksfrom North Africa, and deployed them against the Japanese 14th Tank Regiment. By the time the Japanese had been stopped at Imphal, only one British Stuart remained operational. Armed with at Least 2 30 cal MG and a 37MM gun, this Version is based on the later M3A1 Stuart III issued to UK and Indian tank regiments.