includes one Honey Stuart with Tank Commander figure.
It was well liked by its British crews; hence its nickname the ‘Honey’, as it was such a delight to drive! The British added a few improvements of their own, including sand-guards and occasionally extra fuel tanks for long-range work.
It was armed with the US 37mm gun and a co-axial machine-gun, though the British removed the remote driver controlled Sponson machine-guns as they proved in-effective, retaining only the hull MG.
The Honey Stuart in Flames Of War
Armour Front: 3
Armour Side: 2
Armour Top: 1
Co-ax MG, Hull MG, AA MG, Light tank
Weapon: M6 37mm gun
Rate of Fire: 2
The Honey Stuart is the perfect combination of Firepower, Mobility and Protection.
The Honey Stuart is a Light tank. Light tanks can move 16”/40cm on Roads and when going Cross Country allowing them to move 32”/80cm At the Double.
The M6 37mm gun of the Honey Stuart has No HE. In Flames Of War, the lack of a High Explosive (HE) round means that hits cannot be allocated to any Infantry or Gun teams.
Although British tank doctrine recommended firing on the move, Stuart crews found they got their best result through speedily closing with the enemy, quickly halting and then firing their 37mm gun into the side armour of the panzers.
The Honey, as the British tankers in the desert called it, was a light tank of US design. It was the first American-built tank to see service with the British in the desert. 84 arrived in North Africa to be used by the 8th Army in July 1941. By November 163 were in service taking part in Operation Crusader.