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''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. Advise about how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.''
 
''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. Advise about how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.''
 
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* Wheeled vehicle, performs poorly off-road and cannot turn in place
 
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* Open top leaves the turret crew vulnerable to strafing runs, even from biplanes
 
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* Post-penetration damage is quite poor, multiple hits may be required to destroy larger targets

Revision as of 22:04, 15 September 2019

␗Light Armored Car M8
us_m8_greyhound.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.0/1.0/1.0BR
4 peopleCrew
front / side / backArmour
19 / 19 / 19Hull
15 / 9 / 5Turret
Mobility
7.9 tWeight
100 km/h forward
13 km/h back
90 km/h forward
12 km/h back
Speed
Armament
37 mm M6 cannonMain weapon
80 roundsAmmunition
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
shoulderStabilizer
12.7 mm M2HB machine gunMachinegun
400 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
-10° / 40°Vertical guidance
1 500 roundsAmmunition
250 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
Economy
freeResearch
freePurchase
freeRepair
freeCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
10 Ge icon.pngAces
× (100) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

The ␗Light Armored Car M8 is a rank I Chinese light tank with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision". It is identical to the USA M8 Greyhound.

General info

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? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

Mobility

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

Armaments

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: {{main|Name of the weapon}}. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Advise about how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.

Machine guns

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.

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).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Gun has excellent penetration for the rank
  • Pintle mounted HMG is very lethal against reserve tanks and planes
  • Excellent on-road mobility and handling, can outrun even the infamous BT-5

Cons:

  • Wheeled vehicle, performs poorly off-road and cannot turn in place
  • Thin armour
  • Open top leaves the turret crew vulnerable to strafing runs, even from biplanes
  • Post-penetration damage is quite poor, multiple hits may be required to destroy larger targets
  • Turret traverse is rather sluggish
  • Looks very similar to the USA M8 Greyhound, the lighter colored camouflage can be hard to distinguish in Simulator Battles

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

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.


China light tanks
  ZBD86 · Type 62 · Type 63-I
American  ␗M8 LAC · ␗M3A3 Stuart · ␗M5A1 · ␗M24
Soviet  ␗T-26 mod. 1939 · T-26 No.531 · ␗PT-76
Japanese  ␗Type 97 Chi-Ha Kai