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M8 Greyhound Armoured Car

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M8 Greyhound Armoured Car

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Armour Details

Turret

 Front 19mm@0(19.0mm)
 Side  19mm@0(19.0mm)
 Rear  19mm@0(19.0mm)
   

Superstructure

 Front 16mm@45(23.0mm)
 Side  9mm@45(13.0mm)
 Rear  9mm@0(9.0mm)
 Top  6mm@90(6.0mm)

Hull

 Front 19mm@45(27.0mm)
 Side  9mm@45(13.0mm)
 Rear  9mm@0(9.0mm)
 Top  6mm@90(6.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 27 (mm) - Minimum 6 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1943 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 8523
Weight  7.73 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small -
M.G's Large -
Length 5.08 (mtr)
Width 2.56 (mtr)
Height 2.26 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 55 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 30 (mph)
Range Road 350 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 56
Horse Power 110
Power/Weight 14.23 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The M8 Greyhound Armoured Car was an armoured car , 8523 of which were used by the americans between 1943 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 2.56 metres wide, 5.08 metres long, 2.26 metres high and weighed 7.73 tonnes.

Powered by a 110hp petrol engine the M8 Greyhound Armoured Car was capable of a road speed of 55mph and a cross country speed of 30mph. The 56 gallon fuel capacity gave the M8 Greyhound Armoured Car a road range of 350 miles

Based on the armoured car chassis, the vehicle was armed with a 37mm Antitank Gun M6 with a muzzle velocity of 885m/sec which was capable of penetrating 48mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
37mm Antitank Gun M6
 Calibre 37 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 885 m/sec
 Shell Weight 0.86 Kg
 Ammunition80 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 60 58 55 48 41 35 28 21
Flight Time(secs) 0.11 0.23 0.48 1.06 1.73 2.53 3.51 4.8
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 98 77 44 22 18
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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