The T17E1 was armed with a 37mm M6 gun in a turret, providing it with the capability to engage light armored vehicles and infantry. It also had a coaxial .30 caliber Browning machine gun and another .30 caliber machine gun in the hull. It featured sloped armor for increased protection, had a top speed of around 55 mph (88 km/h) making it relatively fast for its time in a 4x4 wheel configuration, enhancing off-road capabilities. The T17E1 had a turret, but the T17E2 was tested with the M8 Scott 3-in Howitzer gun turret for support (not produced) and others. All were were equipped with radio equipment and they served with Commonwealth and British Empire forces, British Army, Canada and other Allied nations. The first saw action at the end of the North African campaign, in Italy, and Northwestern Europe until V-Day. Postwar, many surplus Staghounds were exported to various countries and saw action in different conflicts, remaining in service for several years. Some were also used for internal security duties. The T17E1 Staghound proved a solid and probabl more sturdy alternative to the M8 Greyhound. It was a versatile armored car providing reconnaissance and fire support capabilities to Allied forces during the war and beyond, combining ease of maintenance and reliability, speed, firepower, and mobility championed on the battlefield.
Specs:Weight: 14,000 kg Dimensions: 5,49 x 2,69 x 2,36 m Armor: from 13 mm to 51 mm Power: 2x 6-cylinder GMC 270, 194 hp (144 kW), 89 km/h RA 724 km Armament: 37 mm M6 gun + 2-3 7,62 mm LMGs Crew/production: 5 (cdr, driver, gunner, loader, MG-gunner); 4,094
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British Staghound in training before D-Day, Spring 1944
Belgian T17E1, Brigade Piron, Ardennes December 1944
Canadian 12th Manitoba Dragoons T17E1 "Tulip" NEast. France November 1944
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