Wrong clip, exterior and drive trainI will allow Nicholas Moran to make my rebuttal.
Note how the internal volume is distributed.
He does note that
Army liked the twin Caddy setup from the M5
Windshield for driver
Four man Crew, no loader
Torsion bars can be a bitch to replace compared to VVSS
Not a lot of space, no turret basket. M7 has one. Torsion bars eat up space in the hull
Stabilizer equipped, like the M7
Nice hatch for TC, with late war direct vision cupola
'cozy' no ready rack for ammo, floor boxes only M7 photo above in post #74 shows ready round tubes
Driver area, side opening hatch, area large enough he didn't have problem fitting into
High/low seat like near all US tanks
easy to drive. M7 also has torque converter and three speeds/1 reverse rather than transfer unit H/L/N/RL/RH
quieter running vs M4
No dedicated loader normally, four man crew
no sight for bow gun, again like most US tanks
basic driving controls for assistant driver/gunner
So what rebuttal were you trying to make? why is having an M7 in 1943 as a recon tank, a bad thing?