US T-18 ''Boarhound'' Heavy Armored Car

  • Armored Fighting Vehicle
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The T-18 ''Boarhound'' was a US produced Heavy Armored Military Vehicle used during World War II. The US Army (at the last minute), turned down The T-18, but Great Britain purchased 30. These were used almost exclusively in North Africa (1942-1945). The unusual wheel design of (8) rubberized wheels (arranged 4 in the front and 4 in the back, or 8x8), allowed for superior rough terrain usage and was ideal for the desert. The ''Boarhound'; used Twin 6-cylinder Diesel Engines, which produced open land speeds of 50-mph. They crewed (5). Armor plating was 1.5-inches throughout. Armament included a single 57mm Main Gun and Twin .30 Caliber Machine Guns. Only (1) T-18 has survived to today, on display in a British Armor Museum.