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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series HG3812
M8 Greyhound Diecast Model
US Army 82nd Armored Reconnaissance Btn, Ardennes, Belgium, December 1944

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

On July 15, 1940 the 82nd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion was formed as part of the 2nd Armored Division "Hell on Wheels". In September 1944 some 82nd recon patrols entered Belgium 12 hours before other American troops. On January 16, 1945 near Houffalize parts of the 82nd closed the Ardennes gap and linked the 9th U.S. Army with the 3rd U.S. Army. The Allies engaged in numerous actions as they pursued the retreating Germans that escaped the Ardennes. The 82nd was considered the "eyes and ears" of the 2nd Armored Division.

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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