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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Proper title for the M-8
Wolf-Leader
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Posted: Friday, May 09, 2003 - 05:35 AM UTC
I would like to know what is the correct title for the M-8. What is it called?
BroAbrams
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Posted: Friday, May 09, 2003 - 05:36 AM UTC
Greyhound isn't it?
clovis899
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Posted: Friday, May 09, 2003 - 05:45 AM UTC
Or do you mean the M-8 GMC? I don't believe it has a name, just wasn't sexy enough to warrant one I guess. Any other vehicles that got left out of the naming thing? I can think of the Pz I through IV off the top of my head, any others?


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Posted: Friday, May 09, 2003 - 06:06 AM UTC
IIRC,
Armored car M-8 "Greyhound"
On tank chassis - M-8, gun, motor carriage
GunTruck
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Posted: Friday, May 09, 2003 - 08:17 AM UTC
For the M8 Light Armored Car, remember that "Greyhound" is a British nickname along the same lines as "Sherman" was the the M4 series of tanks. US troops didn't often refer to these vehicles by these nicknames - modelers do, however.

The M8 Howitzer Motor Carriage had "Scott" as it's nickname. It's usage isn't as commonplace as 'Sherman' or 'Greyhound' was historically.

Gunnie