Howitzer Motor Carriage M8
Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII

This 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 of four.

These photos are of an M8 at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, photographed by Michael Bedard.






Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII © 2002—2008 Timothy S. Streeter