M8 - GreyHound

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by kfz, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Any cop?

    I mean was it any good, it seems to have sunk without a trace pretty much straight after the war? Why, Seems a pretty decent design, less the open turret


    Kev
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Not exactly Kev.

    M8 Greyhound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    After the war, the M8 was used for the occupation duty, saw combat in the Korean War and was retired by the US Army shortly thereafter. A number of Greyhounds were given to the US Police and served there until 1990s. France continued to use the M8 until the First Indochina War. Many vehicles formerly used by the US, Britain and France were exported to NATO allies and third world countries. As of 2002, some still remain in service in Africa and South America.
    Past and present operators of the vehicle include Algiers, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Britain, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Colombia, Cyprus, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Malagasy, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Korea, South Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Venezuela, Yugoslavia, Zaire.



    Maybe it was dropped because,
    Performance on hard surfaces was exceptional, the M8's off-road performance in mud, snow or mountain terrain was disappointing. Under these adverse conditions, the Cavalry Recon would often employ the war winning Jeep instead of the 'Greyhound'.
    M8 'Greyhound' Armored Car
     
  3. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Quote :

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    Pretty much third world use then, ok so its easy to look after and survives without parts.

    Kev
     
  4. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

    Looks a bit like a big Kubelwagen in this view

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  5. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    On the minus side, it was also rather vulnerable to mines. On the plus side, it was relatively quiet and also easy to reverse, good features for recce work.
     
  6. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi

    The war diaries of 23rd Armoured Brigade REME Workshops in late 1945 state that they were training Greek military personnel on Greyhound maintenance.

    That would therefore suggest that they were used by the Greek Army or National Guard (GNG) post war. How many though, I have no idea.

    Gus
     
  7. idler

    idler GeneralList

    It was good enough to be used in Die Hard!

    A title which also applies to this thread...
     
  8. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    CL1 likes this.
  9. Don Juan

    Don Juan Well-Known Member

    Also The Italian Job iirc.
     
  10. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

  11. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

    Can anyone translate the German signs on the walls and buildings? Looks interesting.

     

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