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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.
Design commenced in July 1940, and the first M3s were operational in late 1941. The M3 was well armed with a both a 75mm gun and a 37 mm gun and 4 30-06 Browning M1919A4 machine guns and 51 mm of armor for protection. Due to design flaws (high silhouette, archaic sponson mounting of the main gun, below-average off-road performance) it was not satisfactory and was withdrawn from front line duty as soon as the M4 Sherman became available in large numbers.
It does not look that bad in person. I went for a heavy layer of dried mud and sand look.
I just kind of think of it as one that survived battle in desert, but got left behind because
newer and better tanks came along for it's crew.
No real problem with the photo, it's just the weathering details stand out so much more than they do under normal light and normal viewing distance.
The tank photos I have take (of all my tank models) could almost be considered macro photography. The lens of my Nikon is about 6 inches (152 mm)
from the model, so you get that high level of surface details.
I thought I went a bit heavy on the weathering, but it keeps looking better and better to me