M8 Greyhound Armored Car US Army 82nd Btn, Ardennes, Belgium, December 1944, Hobby Master 1/72 HG3812
Hobby master: 1/72 HG3811
M8 Greyhound Armored Car US Army 82nd Btn, Ardennes, Belgium, December 1944,
Beginning in the 1940s and throughout the next three decades the U.S. sold hundreds of M8 and M20s to smaller countries because they were well suited for the duties smaller militaries would need plus the price was very affordable. After the M8 was deemed unsatisfactory for military purposes the Taiwan military supplied some of these vehicles to various Police Departments who used them for crowd and riot control. Into the 1980s and 90s the Taiwan Provincial Police had a detachment stationed in Taipei and at the airport.
M8 Greyhound Designed to fill a need for a fast tank destroyer to replace the M6 37mm Gun Motor Carriage, the M8 Greyhound entered production in March 1943. Used by US and British troops, the M8 had a 37mm M6 gun and a Browning machine gun mounted in an open-topped turret. It was fast and reliable but had poor off-road performance, which meant it was severely limited in muddy and snowy conditions such as those in Northern Europe. When facing German armored vehicles the M8 was formidable but vulnerable-its guns could easily penetrate German armor, but its own thin armor wasn't enough to stop German 20mm autocannons.
Construction in die-cast metal with some plastic components.
Rotating turret, lifting gun and precise hull.
Painted, mounted, immobile tracks on detailed fixed wheels.
Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
Pad-printed markings and placards that will not fade or flake like decals.