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T18 8x8 Armored Car
|Country of Origin/Used by:||USA|
|First Produced/Service Dates:||1941|
|Manufactured by:||Yellow Truck and Coach Manufacturing Company (Subsidiary of General Motors)|
37mm Cannon; Co-Axial:
(1) .30 cal Machine Gun;
|Engine:||(2) GMC 6-cylinder Gasoline|
The T18 design resulted from the characteristics and capabilities of the heavy armored car as envisioned by the US Ordnance and British Armored Force Boards circa July 1941. Two (2) pilot vehicles each of the T18 and contemporarily designed* T18E1 6x6 Armored Car were originally ordered. However very soon afterward, conditions changed and production of the 6x6 T18E1 was cancelled and only one (1) T18 prototype was actually built. The second proposed T18 prototype was modified in a number of ways, most notably to mount a 57mm Cannon instead and re-designated as the T18E2 Boarhound Armored Car.
* The T18E1 6x6 Armored Cars were cancelled due to
the development of the T19 Armored Car.
* The T18E1 6x6 Armored Cars were cancelled due to the development of the T19 Armored Car.
|Data Sheet Available:||T18 Armored Car Data Sheet by Dave Haugh|
|Wooden Mock-Up of T18 Armored Car Photo (Above)||Dave Haugh - Content Editor|
|American Armored Cars (Grenadier Books)||A.J. Clemens|
|A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars||George Forty|
|Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars||Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks|
|Searching for Perfection: An Encyclopedia of U.S. Army T-Series Vehicle Development (1925-1958)||David R. Haugh|
|U.S. Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #40||Robert J. Icks|
|U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles||Fred W. Crismon|
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