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United States' T18 armored car, Boarhound

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T18E2 armored car, Boarhound
United States' T18E2 armored car, Boarhound
Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Mark Holloway)

T18E2 armored car, Boarhound
United States' T18E2 armored car, Boarhound
Aberdeen Proving Grounds
(Mark Holloway)

Design

The T18 was to be a heavy 8x8 armored car built for the British Army.

Production

  • T18:
    • Manufacturer: General Motors Truck and Coach Division
  • T18E1:
  • T18E2: 30
    • Manufacturer: Yellow Coach Company

Variants

  • T18: Was to use a 37 mm light tank turret. Was a 8x8 armored car.
  • T18E1: Was a 6x6 armored car. Was to have a 37 mm gun.
  • T18E2: Had a 57 mm gun.

Usage

British Use

The British received the 30 finished T18E2s and named them the Boarhound.

Sources:

  1. Aberdeen Proving Grounds photo
  2. Profile AFV Weapons, #40, U.S. Armored Cars, Robert J. Icks, 1972
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