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ARMOUR WALK-AROUND No 27030 M8/M20 ARMOURED CAR (Pbk)


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The M8 Greyhound armoured car was the only armoured car used in substantial numbers by US forces during World War II. The M20, an offshoot of the M8 design, also played a number of active roles, in particular serving as a command car for high-ranking officers in forward areas. Both vehicles, manufactured by the Ford Motor Company, went on, after World War II, serving US and various Allied forces around the world. Some countries were still using the vehicles at the turn of the 21st Century. The M8 featured an open-top turret in which was mounted an M6 37 mm cannon and co-axial Browning .30-calibre machine gun. The M20 replaced the turret with an open-topped parapet with a ring-mounted .50-calibre machine gun. When serving as a command car, the M20 packed additional radios and a folding map board. This lavishly illustrated volume is packed with contemporary and historic images that document not only the vehicles' configurations as produced, but also their appearance and activity in the field - the most unique collection of detailed photos of the Greyhound currently available.

  • FORMAT: 80pp col/Bw/dwgs 215x280 Pb
  • Code: 14787

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