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Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

M-8 Armored Car

A.K.A. Greyhound

 
 
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Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
1. M-8 Armored Car Marker
Inscription.  The M8 Light Armored Car was a 6x6 combat vehicle produced by the Ford Motor Company during World War II. It was used by the U.S. and British troops in Europe and the Far East until the end of the war. It remained in use by U.S. Constabulary Forces in Germany and Japan after WWII and it was widely used by the post war French Army. The vehicle was widely exported and some still remains in service with third world countries.

Weight - 17,200 lbs.
Length - 16 ft. 5 in.
Width - 8 ft. 4 in.
Heigth - 7 ft. 5 in.
Top Speed - 56 M.P.H.
Range - 350 Miles
Armament - 1 37mm Cannon main gun & 1 .30 or .50 caliber machine gun
Powered - Hercules JXD
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, World II.
 
Location. 38° 40.378′ N, 87° 32.262′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from South 6th Street Road west of Willow Street (Business U.S. 41). Marker is on the grounds of Indiana Military Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 779 S 6th Street Rd, Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M2A1, 105mm Howitzer (here, next to this marker); M3 Halftrack (a few steps from this marker); MiG-17F (a few steps from this marker); M1 57mm Antitank Gun (a few steps from this marker); M-114 (a few steps from this marker); M-211 (a few steps from this marker); Sexton Mark II (a few steps from this marker); M5 3 inch gun (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
M-8 Armored Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
2. M-8 Armored Car Marker
Outside the Indiana Military Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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