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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} American light tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced during [[Update 1.73 "Vive la France"]] as part of a vehicle giveaway on War Thunder's 5th anniversary.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a gift rank {{Specs|rank}} American light tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced during [[Update 1.73 "Vive la France"]] as part of a vehicle giveaway on War Thunder's 5th anniversary.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat?''
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The M8 Greyhound has next to no armour protection. Its armour can stop rifle-calibre machine gun fire, but nothing more. Even then, the vehicle's turret has an open roof and very thin armour on the sides and the rear, so it is still possible for a few unlucky machine gun bullets to find their way inside. The Greyhound also has hull-break, however, generally speaking, losing all your crew members is a greater concern especially given that most vehicles at its battle rating do not have very powerful cannons. In addition, the modules are lined up and the crew is close together when looking straight at the front of the vehicle. From the side, however, this is not the case - there is a small area behind the two crew members in the turret but in front of the fuel tank with no modules in it, and an even larger area of empty space between the turret crew and the driver/machine gunner. Thanks to the thin armour, it is very possible for rounds to over-penetrate and pass through without dealing significant damage. The vehicles size, or lack thereof, should also be taken into account. The M8 Greyhound is very small and short, making it easy to exploit hiding spots and hills for protection. It can stay out of sight and use stealth to its advantage with little trouble. The .50 calibre machine gun on the roof is raised up, but there are no critical modules surrounding it and it is relatively small so it can be used to shoot over obstacles without risking damage to the armoured car. While the raw armour and protection on the M8 Greyhound is lacking, where it shines is in its ability to hide and use its good top speed to get around quickly and avoid being hit.
  
''If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.''
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=== Mobility ===
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''Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forward and backwards.''
  
=== Mobility ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
''Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forwards and backwards.''
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! rowspan="2" | Game Mode
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! colspan="3" | Mobility characteristics
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! colspan="2" | Engine power (horsepower)
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! colspan="2" | Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
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|-
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! Max Speed
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! {{Annotation|Weight|Vehicle Weight (Tons)}}
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! {{Annotation|AoA Weight|Add-on Armour Weight (Tons)}}
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! Stock
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! Upgraded
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! Stock
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! Upgraded
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|-
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! Arcade
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| 101 || rowspan="2" | 7.9 || rowspan="2" | N/A || 129 || ____ || 16.33 || __.__
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|-
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! {{Annotation|Realistic|Simulator uses Realistic FMs}}
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| 90 || 97 || 110 || 12.28 || 13.92
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|}
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
''Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibility of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: <code><nowiki>{{main|Name of the weapon}}</nowiki></code>. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.''
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{{main|M6 (37 mm)}}
  
=== Additional armament ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
''Some tanks are armed with several guns in one or more turrets. Evaluate the additional weaponry and give advice on its use. Describe the ammunition available for additional weaponry. Give advice on about how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage. If there is no additional weaponry remove this subsection.''
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|-
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! colspan="5" | [[M6 (37 mm)|37 mm M6]] || colspan="5" | Turret rotation speed (°/s) || colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
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|-
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! Mode !! Capacity !! Vertical !! Horizontal !! Stabilizer
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! Stock !! Upgraded !! Full !! Expert !! Aced
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! Stock !! Full !! Expert !! Aced
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|-
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! ''Arcade''
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| rowspan="2" | 80 || rowspan="2" | -10°/+20° || rowspan="2" | ±180° || rowspan="2" | Vertical || 19.0 || __._ || __._ || __._ || __._ || rowspan="2" | 3.7 || rowspan="2" | __.__ || rowspan="2" | __.__ || rowspan="2" | 2.9
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|-
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! ''Realistic''
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| 11.0 || __._ || __._ || __._ || 20.00
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|-
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|}
  
=== Machine guns ===
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==== Ammunition ====
''Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.''
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
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|-
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
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! colspan="6" | '''Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)'''
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|-
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! 10 m !! 100 m !! 500 m !! 1,000 m !! 1,500 m !! 2,000 m
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|-
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| M51B1/B2 || APCBC || 87 || 84 || 73 || 60 || 50 || 41
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|-
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| M63 shell || HE || 3 || 3 || 3 || 3 || 3 || 3
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|-
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| M74B1 || AP || 78 || 76 || 65 || 54 || 45 || 37
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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! colspan="11" | Shell details
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|-
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
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! rowspan="2" | Velocity<br>(m/s)
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! rowspan="2" | Projectile<br>Mass (kg)
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse delay<br>(m)
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse sensitivity<br>(mm)
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! rowspan="2" | Explosive Mass<br>(TNT equivalent) (g)
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! rowspan="2" | Normalisation at 30°<br>from horizontal
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! colspan="3" | Ricochet
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|-
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! 0% !! 50% !! 100%
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|-
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| M51B1/B2 || APCBC || 883 || 0.87 || N/A || N/A || N/A || +4.0° || 48° || 63° || 71°
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|-
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| M63 shell || HE || 807 || 0.73 || 0.1 || 0.5 || 38 || +0.0° || 79° || 80° || 81°
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|-
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| M74B1 || AP || 883 || 0.87 || N/A || N/A || N/A || -1.0° || 47° || 60° || 65°
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|-
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|}
  
==Usage in battles==
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==== [[Ammo racks]] ====
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! Full<br>ammo
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! 1st<br>rack empty
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! 2nd<br>rack empty
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! 3rd<br>rack empty
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! 4th<br>rack empty
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! 5th<br>rack empty
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! 6th<br>rack empty
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! Visual<br>discrepancy
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|-
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| '''80''' || __ ''(+__)'' || __ ''(+__)'' || __ ''(+__)'' || __ ''(+__)'' || __ ''(+__)'' || __ ''(+__)'' || __
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|-
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|}
  
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==== [[Optics]] ====
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! colspan="3" | {{PAGENAME}} Optics
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|-
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!
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! Default magnification
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! Maximum magnification
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|-
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! Main Gun optics
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| X1.9 || X3.5
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|-
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! Comparable optics
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| colspan="2" | ___
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|-
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|}
  
=== General Gameplay ===
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=== Machine guns ===
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{{main|M2HB (12.7 mm)|M1919A4 (7.62 mm)}}
  
==== Realistic Battles ====
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
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|-
 
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! colspan="5" | [[M2HB (12.7 mm)|12.7 mm M2HB]]
====General Tactics====
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! Mount
 
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! Capacity<br>(Belt capacity)
 
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! Fire rate<br>(shots/minute)
 
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! Vertical<br>guidance
==== Specific Enemies Worth Noting ====
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! Horizontal<br>guidance
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|-
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| Commander pintle || 400 (200) || 576 || -10°/+40° || ±180°
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="5" | [[M1919A4 (7.62 mm)|7.62 mm M1919A4]]
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|-
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! Mount
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! Capacity<br>(Belt capacity)
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! Fire rate<br>(shots/minute)
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! Vertical<br>guidance
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! Horizontal<br>guidance
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|-
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| Coaxial || 1,500 (250) || 500 || N/A || N/A
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|-
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|}
  
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== Usage in battles ==
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''Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''
  
===Modules===
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=== Modules ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Tier
 
! Tier
! colspan="2" |Mobility
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! colspan="2" | Mobility
 
! Protection
 
! Protection
! colspan="2" |Firepower
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! colspan="2" | Firepower
 
|-
 
|-
 
| I
 
| I
| Tires||
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| Tires
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| Parts
 
| Parts
| Horizontal Drive||M51B1/B2
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| Horizontal Drive
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| M51B1/B2
 
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|-
 
| II
 
| II
| Suspension||Brake System
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| Suspension
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| Brake System
 
| FPE
 
| FPE
| Adjustment of Fire||
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| Adjustment of Fire
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|-
 
|-
 
| III
 
| III
| Filters||
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| Filters
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| Crew Replenishment
 
| Crew Replenishment
| Elevation Mechanism||
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| Elevation Mechanism
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|-
 
|-
 
| IV
 
| IV
| Transmission||Engine
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| Transmission
|  
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| Engine
| Artillery Support||
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| Artillery Support
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|-
 
|}
 
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* As a gift vehicle, the M8 Greyhound's modifications are automatically unlocked upon purchase of the vehicle.
 
* As a gift vehicle, the M8 Greyhound's modifications are automatically unlocked upon purchase of the vehicle.
  
===Pros and cons===
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=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
 
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* Roof mounted .50 calibre machine gun can easily damage plenty of tanks at its tier and is useful against planes
* .50 calibre secondary around enemies that can be penetrated by .50 cal
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* Roof mounted machine gun can traverse 360 degrees, unlike most roof mounted MGs
* Very fast on road speed
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* Very fast on-road speed
* High turret traverse  
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* Fast turret traverse speed
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* Fast reload speed
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* High penetration for its tier
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* Enemy rounds can over-penetrate without dealing much damage due to low armour
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
 
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* No tracks, cannot turn in place
* No neutral steer
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* Lacklustre off-road mobility compared to tracked vehicles
* Slow off-road speeds compared to tracked vehicles
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* Wide turning radius, can make manoeuvring difficult
* Low main gun ammo storage
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* Low armour and open turret roof
* Low armour
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* Crew and modules are packed close together from a front perspective
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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The M8 replaced the M3A1 Scout Car and M2 Halftrack as the main armoured vehicle of the US mechanized cavalry starting in late 1943. 8,500 were built. The vehicle's lightweight and 6x6 drive gave it excellent speed and cross-country mobility. It was well-liked by the crews but was still thin-skinned and under-gunned when compared to the opposition.  
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The M8 replaced the M3A1 Scout Car and M2 Halftrack as the main armoured vehicle of the US mechanized cavalry starting in late 1943. 8,500 were built. The vehicle's lightweight and 6x6 drive gave it excellent speed and cross-country mobility. It was well-liked by the crews but was still thin-skinned and under-gunned when compared to the opposition.
  
 
== Media ==
 
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== See also ==
 
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* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
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== External links ==
 
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Revision as of 10:18, 7 November 2019

Light Armored Car M8
us_m8_greyhound.png
FIND ON MARKETPLACE
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.0/1.0/1.0BR
4 peopleCrew
80 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
19 / 9 / 5Hull
19 / 19 / 19Turret
Mobility
7.9 tWeight
210 hp110 hpEngine power
26.6 hp/t13.9 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
101 km/h forward
14 km/h back
91 km/h forward
13 km/h back
Speed
Armament
37 mm M6 cannonMain weapon
80 roundsAmmunition
2.9 / 3.7 sReload
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
shoulderStabilizer
12.7 mm M2HB machine gunMachinegun
400 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
-10° / 40°Vertical guidance
1500 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png710/560/320Repair
450 Sl icon.pngCrew training
3000 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
100 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
30 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png10 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png10 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage M8 Greyhound.jpg


The Light Armored Car M8 is a gift rank I American light tank with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.73 "Vive la France" as part of a vehicle giveaway on War Thunder's 5th anniversary.

General info

Survivability and armour

The M8 Greyhound has next to no armour protection. Its armour can stop rifle-calibre machine gun fire, but nothing more. Even then, the vehicle's turret has an open roof and very thin armour on the sides and the rear, so it is still possible for a few unlucky machine gun bullets to find their way inside. The Greyhound also has hull-break, however, generally speaking, losing all your crew members is a greater concern especially given that most vehicles at its battle rating do not have very powerful cannons. In addition, the modules are lined up and the crew is close together when looking straight at the front of the vehicle. From the side, however, this is not the case - there is a small area behind the two crew members in the turret but in front of the fuel tank with no modules in it, and an even larger area of empty space between the turret crew and the driver/machine gunner. Thanks to the thin armour, it is very possible for rounds to over-penetrate and pass through without dealing significant damage. The vehicles size, or lack thereof, should also be taken into account. The M8 Greyhound is very small and short, making it easy to exploit hiding spots and hills for protection. It can stay out of sight and use stealth to its advantage with little trouble. The .50 calibre machine gun on the roof is raised up, but there are no critical modules surrounding it and it is relatively small so it can be used to shoot over obstacles without risking damage to the armoured car. While the raw armour and protection on the M8 Greyhound is lacking, where it shines is in its ability to hide and use its good top speed to get around quickly and avoid being hit.

Mobility

Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forward and backwards.

Game Mode Mobility characteristics Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Max Speed Weight AoA Weight Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 101 7.9 N/A 129 ____ 16.33 __.__
Realistic 90 97 110 12.28 13.92

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: M6 (37 mm)
37 mm M6 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 80 -10°/+20° ±180° Vertical 19.0 __._ __._ __._ __._ 3.7 __.__ __.__ 2.9
Realistic 11.0 __._ __._ __._ 20.00

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M51B1/B2 APCBC 87 84 73 60 50 41
M63 shell HE 3 3 3 3 3 3
M74B1 AP 78 76 65 54 45 37
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Normalisation at 30°
from horizontal
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
M51B1/B2 APCBC 883 0.87 N/A N/A N/A +4.0° 48° 63° 71°
M63 shell HE 807 0.73 0.1 0.5 38 +0.0° 79° 80° 81°
M74B1 AP 883 0.87 N/A N/A N/A -1.0° 47° 60° 65°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
80 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Optics

M8 Greyhound Optics
Default magnification Maximum magnification
Main Gun optics X1.9 X3.5
Comparable optics ___

Machine guns

12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity
(Belt capacity)
Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Commander pintle 400 (200) 576 -10°/+40° ±180°
7.62 mm M1919A4
Mount Capacity
(Belt capacity)
Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Coaxial 1,500 (250) 500 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tires Parts Horizontal Drive M51B1/B2
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support
  • As a gift vehicle, the M8 Greyhound's modifications are automatically unlocked upon purchase of the vehicle.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Roof mounted .50 calibre machine gun can easily damage plenty of tanks at its tier and is useful against planes
  • Roof mounted machine gun can traverse 360 degrees, unlike most roof mounted MGs
  • Very fast on-road speed
  • Fast turret traverse speed
  • Fast reload speed
  • High penetration for its tier
  • Enemy rounds can over-penetrate without dealing much damage due to low armour

Cons:

  • No tracks, cannot turn in place
  • Lacklustre off-road mobility compared to tracked vehicles
  • Wide turning radius, can make manoeuvring difficult
  • Low armour and open turret roof
  • Crew and modules are packed close together from a front perspective

History

The M8 replaced the M3A1 Scout Car and M2 Halftrack as the main armoured vehicle of the US mechanized cavalry starting in late 1943. 8,500 were built. The vehicle's lightweight and 6x6 drive gave it excellent speed and cross-country mobility. It was well-liked by the crews but was still thin-skinned and under-gunned when compared to the opposition.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the tank;
  • other literature.


USA light tanks
  M8 · M22 · T18E2
LVT  LVT(A)(1) · LVT(A)(4)
M2  M2A2 · M2A4 · M2A4 (1st Arm.Div.)
Stuart  M3 Stuart · M3A1 Stuart · M3A1 (USMC) · M5A1 · M5A1 (5th arm.div.)
M24  M24 · M24 (TL)
Post-war  M41A1 · T92 · M551 · M3 Bradley · HSTV-L

USA premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  LVT(A)(4) · M2A4 (1st Arm.Div.) · M3A1 (USMC) · M8 · M5A1 (5th arm.div.) · T18E2
Medium tanks  Grant I · M4A5 · Calliope · T20 · M26 T99 · M26E1 · M46 "Tiger" · Magach 3 · XM-1 (GM) · XM-1 (Chrysler) · T54E1
Heavy tanks  T14 · Cobra King · T29 · T30
Tank destroyers  M8A1 · M18 "Black Cat" · Super Hellcat · T28 · T114