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M8 Greyhound Armoured Car

General Details
Specifications
Manufacture Date(s)1943
Quantity Produced8523
Weightunknown
Crew4
M.G's small0
M.G's large(>10mm)0
Length5.08 mtr
Width2.56 mtr
Height2.26 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed55 mph
Max Cross Country Speed30 mph
Range Road350 miles
Range Cross Country0 miles
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacity56 gal
Horse Power110 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information

Armour Details
Turret
Front19mm@0°(19mm)
Side19mm@0°(19mm)
Rear19mm@0°(19mm)
Top0mm@0° n/a
Superstructure
Front16mm@45°(23mm)
Side9mm@45°(13mm)
Rear9mm@0°(9mm)
Top6mm@90°(6 mm)
Hull
Front19mm@45°(27mm)
Side9mm@45°(13mm)
Rear9mm@0°(9mm)
Top6mm@90°(6 mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 27 mm - Minimum 6 mm


Weapon Details
37mm Antitank Gun M6
Calibre37mm
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Quoted Penetration
 
AP(AP) 37mm 0.86Kg   885M/Sec 25mm@2000m
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.12 0.24 0.51 1.15 2.01 3.19 4.93 7.73
Penetration(mm) 60 58 55 48 41 35 28 21
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 96 64 25 8 2

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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