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1:35 U.S. M8 Light Armored Car Greyhound

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1:35 U.S. M8 Light Armored Car Greyhound

The M8 Greyhound was used during World War II primarily as an escort and reconnaissance vehicle. The 6 wheeled vehicle"s light weight made it a maneuverable vehicle. Development of the M8 began in 1941, and it was originally planned for armor support, but was later shifted to reconnaissance. The Ford company developed a prototype in June, 1942. The Greyhound had a Hercules JXD rear mounted, water cooled engine, capable of generating 110 HP at 3000 r.p.m. The transmission had a 4 speed forward, 1 speed reverse gearbox. The six wheel configuration and engine made the Greyhound a stable vehicle with a maximum speed of 88.5 km/h and range of 563 km. The steel plated armor on the body ranged from 19mm to 32mm thick, the open topped turret had 19mm thick armor. The 12.7mm M2 machine gun was added to the cuppola. The Greyhound was also equipped with an M70D gun sight/telescope. The interior could store up to 80 rounds for the M6, 400 rounds for the 12.7mm machine gun and sometimes 1500 rounds for the 7.62mm machine gun. From March, 1943 to April 1945, over 8523 M8s were produced. They were mainly used in Europe, but they also served in the Pacific. The M8 was supplied to the Allies, including Britain and France. It is the British who nicknamed the M8 "Greyhound". Many countries would continue to use the M8 well after this conflict.

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Article No TAM35228
Article No of Manufacturer 35228
Аvailability AVAILABLE
Colour For colouring
Scale 1:35
Manufacturer TAMIYA
Brand No
Series No
EAN 4950344995684
Material Polystyrene (plastic).
Epoch 1939-1945 World War II
Age recommendation Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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Package content:

Plastic scale model kit made of polystyrene, an exact detailed replica of the real model.

Assembly instructions and decals included (water adhesive decals) The model comes unassembled and unpainted and requires glue and paints to be finished. Unless stated on the box the kit does not contain paints, glue, and brushes.

Additional products:

You can find the necessary paints and spraysglues and decal softenersprimers, surfacers and puttiestoolsbrushes in Modeling materials.

For further detailing such you can find various photo-etched parts and resin details.