AFV always reminds me of a little pug dog -- small, squat, snub-nosed,
tough. The M8 was based on the M5 light tank chassis and hull, with
an open topped turret that sported a 75mm howitzer. Nearly 1,800
of these puppies were built during the war. They were typically
supported recon units, assault platoons and or/combat teams. It's
light weight gave it relative speed for quick responsive movement.
It carried an SCR-510 or SCR-210 radio, 46 75mm rounds, and a crew
photos are of an M8 at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, photographed by