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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series HG3811
M8 Greyhound Diecast Model
Taiwan Police Force, Taiwan

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
M8 Greyhound   2.75"   1.25"

Beginning in the 1940s and throughout the next three decades the U.S. sold hundreds of M8 and M20s to smaller countries because they were well suited for the duties smaller militaries would need plus the price was very affordable. After the M8 was deemed unsatisfactory for military purposes the Taiwan military supplied some of these vehicles to various Police Departments who used them for crowd and riot control. Into the 1980s and 90s the Taiwan Provincial Police had a detachment stationed in Taipei and at the airport.

M8 Greyhound

Designed to fill a need for a fast tank destroyer to replace the M6 37mm Gun Motor Carriage, the M8 Greyhound entered production in March 1943. Used by US and British troops, the M8 had a 37mm M6 gun and a Browning machine gun mounted in an open-topped turret. It was fast and reliable but had poor off-road performance, which meant it was severely limited in muddy and snowy conditions such as those in Northern Europe. When facing German armored vehicles the M8 was formidable but vulnerable-its guns could easily penetrate German armor, but its own thin armor wasn't enough to stop German 20mm autocannons.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.

Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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