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M8 Brasileiro

Carro de Reconhecimento

Sobre Rodas (CRR)




Country of Origin/Used by: Brazil
First Produced/Service Dates: 1968
Manufactured by: IME (Army Engineering Institute),
Crew: 4
Armament: Main:37mm Cannon; Co-Axial: .30 cal.; Secondary: .30 cal
Engine: Mercedes Benz 6-Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: Brazil had received some 180 M8 armored cars between 1944 and 1952, but by the late 1960s they were wearing out. In 1968, two design groups (IME and Engesa) produced prototypes. IME proposed a 4x4 version of the basic M8 Greyhound 6x6 called the M8 Brasileiro CRR.  Although modified slightly from its first design to accommodate a spare wheel and tire, only one M8 Brasileiro CRR was completed and development was concentrated on the EE-9 instead.


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"Armored Cars of the Cyprus National Guard"  By T. Metsovitus, Photos by Stelios Markidis Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #12)
"Cascavel EE-9 Armored Fighting Vehicle" By David Haugh Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #5)
"CRR M-8 Brasileiro and the CBR MB-1 Cascavel-37" By Fernando Costa de Sousa Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #31)


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Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the World Christopher Foss
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert Icks
M8 Greyhound /M20 Utility Vehicle Technical Manual (TM 9-743) CD-ROM
Total Traction Line EE Engesa
Veiculos Militares Brasileiros Fernando Costa de Sousa

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