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Bolt Action: M8/M20 Scout Car
Product code: AC5938
The M8 Greyhound was originally designed to replace the US military's
portee gun in an anti-tank role, but was quickly repurposed once it was
realised that its performance against German armour was lacking. It
found use as a popular and successful armoured car that served American
and British armies well throughout the war.
Its crew of four served a 37mm gun, a co-axial .30 cal, the more
aggressive crews adding a .50 cal on the roof for anti aircraft and
It was very fast – hence its British name of Greyhound – capable of
55mph on good roads, but was known to bog down in mud. Its armour was
enough to shrug off small arms fire, and these vehicles were best used
in pairs to scout out enemy lines, supporting each other in a leap-frog
fashion on the advance or covering a retreat.
Replacing the armoured turret for a fixed, open fighting compartment,
the M20 scout car was used primarily as a command vehicle, sacrificing
the turrets main gun in favour of extra radio capability, it also
carried a portable Bazooka for extra anti-armour firepower.
1/56th scale hard plastic US M8 or M20 armoured car
Waterslide decal sheet
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