Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
M8 Greyhound Armored Car ROC
(Taiwan) Police Force
True 1/72 scale.

Professionally painted.

Great attention to detail.

All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum
of plastic.

Highly collectable.
The American M8 was equipped with a 37mm gun and 6X6 wheel drive and was the
main recon vehicle used by the US military during WWII. The only positive thing the
crews had to say about the vehicle was it was reliable and fast on roads. It performed
poorly off road, was very lightly armored with only sheet metal for a floor. It had an
open top with no periscopes and exposed the crew to weather and enemy fire. Over
8,500 were manufactured in 1942 – 1943.

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.

Specifications for the Ford M8 light armored car
Crew – 4

Engine – Hercules JXD 6-cylinder gasoline 110 hp  (82Kw)
Speed – 56mph   (90km/h)
Range – 349.8 miles   (563km)
Turn radius – 28ft   (8.5m)
Maximum grade – 60%
Suspension – 6X6 wheel with leaf springs

Length – 16.4ft   (5m)
Width – 8.33ft   (2.54m)
Height – 7.38ft   (2.25m)

Armor – maximum 0.75in   (19mm)

Primary – 37mm M6 gun
Secondary –
1 X 0.30 caliber M1919A4 machine gun
1 X 0.50 caliber M2 machine gun
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