M8 Greyhound

M8 Greyhound – Manufacturer: Italeri Kit #364  –  Scale: 1/35

Markings: “Colbert”, France 1944 – Model by Clayton Ockerby

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A brief history

 

M8_GreyhoundProduced by the Ford Motor Company, the M8 (or Greyhound as it became known) was a 6 wheeled armoured car used during WW2. The vehicle was used by United States and British troops, first seeing action in 1943.

The M8 was fitted with a 37 mm M6 gun  as well as a 7.62 mm Browning machine gun.

 It’s mobility became it’s greatest asset however it’s light armour was susceptible to anti-tank mines. Hence many crews would stack sandbags over the vehicle to help defend against any such attack.

 Many Third World countries still operate this vehicle to this day.

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