Author Topic: M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car (M8 Scout Car)  (Read 15532 times)

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Re: M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car (M8 Scout Car)
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2013, 09:48:12 PM »
I'm sure I saw a photo of a police dept M8, maybe without a turret? Possibly LAPD SWAT?

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Re: M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car (M8 Scout Car)
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2013, 02:35:03 AM »
I wonder...half track variant?
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Re: M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car (M8 Scout Car)
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2013, 05:35:25 AM »
Brilliant idea!  :)

No clue whether the half-track bits (from an M2 half-track) and the M8 are to scale, though.



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Re: M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car (M8 Scout Car)
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2013, 06:11:18 AM »
Why have I never seen a concept like this before?  This is awesome.

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Re: M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car (M8 Scout Car)
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2013, 06:47:31 AM »
Brilliant idea!  :)

No clue whether the half-track bits (from an M2 half-track) and the M8 are to scale, though.




Close. The M2 and M8 share the same front tire diameter, so I scaled, cut and pasted. I cut out some space between the drive and return roller and voila:



I don't think the small contact area improves traction or reduces ground pressure compared to the original, so maybe that (plus the extra complexity) is why it was never tried.  Looks great, though.

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Re: M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car (M8 Scout Car)
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2013, 07:13:49 AM »
I know there are several big U.S. cities that have and use M8/M20's as SWAT unites. I remember seeing an M20 with an armored roof ,with roof hatch being used. It was a dark blue with SWAT in large white letters on both sides of the body. This was in LA I think and a black.one in Chicago with police on the sides.  Never even heard of a modeler even thinking about making one. I've been toying with doing something like this with my resin Mowag four wheeler but that is as far as it goes.
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Re: M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car (M8 Scout Car)
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2013, 07:32:01 AM »
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I don't think the small contact area improves traction or reduces ground pressure compared to the original, so maybe that (plus the extra complexity) is why it was never tried.

Bah!!! Technicalities!

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Re: M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car (M8 Scout Car)
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2013, 10:28:18 AM »
I don't think the small contact area improves traction or reduces ground pressure compared to the original, so maybe that (plus the extra complexity) is why it was never tried.  Looks great, though.

It wouldn't be too hard to make, but it would be additional maintenance.  I've heard that the cross-country ride of the M8 Greyhound family was superior to that of the US halftracks, so I doubt that the configuration would have improved mobility, either.

That having been said, I have a special place in my heart for halftracks, so I think this is both practical and fantastic!

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Re: M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car (M8 Scout Car)
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2013, 10:48:17 AM »
If we stretch the rear by about 2 feet, the original track will have room. Move the turret ring back by the same amount and put in a bigger gun. Now we have an excuse for the halftrack!

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Re: M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car (M8 Scout Car)
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2013, 12:21:26 PM »
I suppose there is no stopping anyone from using a new-construction turret with one of those compact 90mm guns to re-arm the Greyhound?
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Re: M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car (M8 Scout Car)
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2013, 01:56:59 PM »
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Re: M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car (M8 Scout Car)
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2013, 11:29:24 PM »
The Colombian Army used M8s with TOW launchers.

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Re: M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car (M8 Scout Car)
« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2013, 02:30:18 AM »
The Colombian Army used M8s with TOW launchers.

Interesting - any photos?
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