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US M8 Light Amored Car A Troop, 25th Mechanized Cavalry Recon. Sqn., 4th Armored Division
General Background
The American M8 was equipped with a 37mm gun and 6X6 wheel drive and was the main recon vehicle used by the US military during WWII. The only positive thing the crews had to say about the vehicle was it was reliable and fast on roads. It performed poorly off road, was very lightly armored with only sheet metal for a floor. It had an open top with no periscopes and exposed the crew to weather and enemy fire. Over 8,500 were manufactured in 1942 – 1943.
Specifications :
Crew: 4
Engine: Hercules JXD 6-cylinder gasoline 110 hp (82Kw)
Speed: 56mph (90km/h)
Range: 349.8 miles (563km)
Turn radius: 28ft (8.5m)
Maximum grade: 60%
Suspension: 6X6 wheel with leaf springs
Length: 16.4ft (5m)
Width: 8.33ft (2.54m)
Height: 7.38ft (2.25m)
Armor: maximum 0.75in (19mm)
Primary: 37mm M6 gun
Secondary: 1 X 0.30 caliber M1919A4 machine gun
  1 X 0.50 caliber M2 machine gun