Listing Detail Tabs

The M8 Greyhound was originally designed to replace the US military's portee
gun in an anti-tank role, but was quickly repurposed once it was realised that
its performance against German armour was lacking. It found use as a popular and
successful armoured car that served American and British armies well throughout
the war.

Its crew of four served a 37mm gun, a co-axial .30 cal, the more aggressive
crews adding a .50 cal on the roof for anti aircraft and local defence.

It was very fast - hence its British name of Greyhound - capable of
55mph on good roads, but was known to bog down in mud. Its armour was enough to
shrug off small arms fire, and these vehicles were best used in pairs to scout
out enemy lines, supporting each other in a leap-frog fashion on the advance or
covering a retreat.

Replacing the armoured turret for a fixed, open fighting compartment, the M20
scout car was used primarily as a command vehicle, Sacrificing the turrets main
gun in favour of extra radio capability, it also carried a portable Bazooka for
extra anti-armour firepower.

In contrast to many other nations the US developed just the one type of
chassis for the role of reconnaissance, destined originally for the tank
destroyer units it was eventually issue primarily to the cavalry squadrons.

In conjunction with the M8 the M20 utility car was also developed becoming a
command variant in many cases.

Appearing in late 1943 in Italy to a baptism by fire on the roads to Rome,
the cavalry squadrons gave the tactical commanders a unique unit offering a mix
of speed and firepower.

NZ delivery is usually within 1-2 business days using tracked courier. Please see About Store for more detailed shipping information and our returns policy. We love happy customers - so please get in touch if you have questions or concerns before leaving feedback!
There were no answered questions or comments placed on this listing.
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
You must log in to ask or answer questions posted. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms licence #
Firearms licence holder name
First name is required
Last name is required
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • NZ-wide tracked courier (non-signature)$3.90
  • NZ-wide tracked courier (signature)$6.90
  • Rural Delivery tracked courier (non-signature)$7.40
  • Rural Delivery tracked courier (signature)$10.40
  • Store does not allow pick-ups
  • Store location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

Payment options

Pay Now includes:

Buyer Protection Learn More