The U.S. M8 Light Armored Car was used by both U.S. and British troops during World War II. Known as the Greyhound in British service, the 6x6 armored car had a crew of four and carried a 37mm M6 gun plus a Browning machine gun. An additional M2 Browning machine gun was often carried on a ring mount for use against aircraft.
The M8 Light Armored car was mostly used as a fast recon vehicle, but also saw use as a tank destroyer in the Far East.
This 1:72 scale die-cast U.S. M8 Light Armored Car depicts 'Colbert', a M8 armored car from the 82nd Armored Recon Battalion of Patton's 2nd Armored Division as it was seen in France during 1944.
This U.S. M8 Light Armored Car is part of Hobby Master's Ground Power series. The 1:72 scale die-cast metal vehicle is approximately 2.75 inches long, and has an open-top metal turret with a 37 mm M6 gun and a coaxially mounted .30 caliber M1919 machine gun plus a ring-mounted .50 caliber M2 machine gun. It also features realistic wheels with treaded tires plus authentic markings.
Item Number: HM-HG3809
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