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1942 Light Armored Car M8, "Greyhound"

The M8 light armored car is a 6x6 armored car produced by the Ford Motor Company during World War II. It was used by the United States and British troops in Europe and the Far East until the end of the war. The vehicle was widely exported and as of 2006 still remains in service with some third world countries.
In British service, the M8 was known as the "Greyhound". The British Army found it too lightly armored, particularly the hull floor, which anti-tank mines could easily penetrate (the crews' solution was lining the floor of the crew compartment with sandbags). Nevertheless, it was produced in large numbers. The M8 Greyhound's excellent mobility made it a great supportive element in the advancing American and British armored columns.

Weight - 8.6 short tons (7.8 t)
Length - 16 ft 4.8 in (5.00 m)
Width - 8 ft 3.6 in (2.53 m)
Height - 7 ft 4.8 in (2.26 m)
Crew - 4
Main armament - 137 mm gun M6
Secondary armament - One .30 cal (7.62 mm) Browning M1919 machine gun
One .50 cal (12.7 mm) Browning M2HB machine gun
Engine - Hercules JXD 6-cyl gasoline 110 hp (82 kW)
Power/weight - 14.1 hp/tonne
Suspension - 6x6 wheel, leaf spring
Operational range - 350 mi (560 km)
Speed - 55 mph (89 km/h)

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