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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Questions on the M-8
Wolf-Leader
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 04:31 AM UTC
The M-8, is it a armor piece? Or is it concidered as an artillery piece?
Sabot
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 04:54 AM UTC
It is a self-propelled howitzer, much like the M109 series in use today. It was officially called the M-8 HMC or howitzer motor carriage. It does have the same armor protection as the M-5 Stuart light tank. It would have been crewed by artillerymen as opposed to tankers.
Linz
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 06:36 PM UTC
Whilst I assume you mean the M8 HMC, you may also mean the M8 Greyhound, in which case it would be armour (being an armoured car).

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Linz
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Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 02:11 AM UTC
Not likely thinking of the Greyhound since he's asking whether or not it's an artillery piece or not. M8 HMC more aptly fits the description.