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T18E2 Boarhound 8x8 Armored Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: USA for Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1942
Manufactured by: Yellow Truck and Coach Manufacturing Company (Subsidiary of General Motors)
Crew: 5
Armament: Main: (1) 57mm (6 Pounder) Cannon; Co-Axial: (1) .30 cal Machine Gun; Front Hull: (1) .30 cal MG
Engine: (2) GMC 6-cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info:

The T18E2 Boarhound stemmed from the development of the heavy T18 Armored Car program.  In fact, the first T18E2 was actually the second proposed (but cancelled) T18 prototype vehicle.  The main difference was that the Boarhound was designed to mount a 57mm cannon instead of the 37mm gun fitted on the T18. Great Britain originally placed a large order (some references stating 2,500 vehicles) for the T18E2.  However, due to production delays, parts procurement problems, sub-par performance and changing attitudes toward heavy armored cars, only 30 Boarhounds were built and delivered to the British.

Please note: A T18E1 6x6 Armored Car was designed but none were ever produced.  That proposed vehicle was cancelled after the development of the T19 Armored Car.
Data Sheet Available:   T18E2 Boarhound Armored Car Data Sheet by Dave Haugh

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
T18E2 Boarhound Armored Car Photos (at the Tank Museum - Bovington, UK) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
T18E2 Boarhound Armored Car Information and Photos Military Factory.Com
T18E2 Boarhound Armored Car Line Drawings The-Blue Prints.Com

Printed

Reference Author
American Armored Cars (Grenadier Books) A.J. Clemens
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
"Armoured Car T.18E2 Boarhound - 1941/43" - Bellona  Military Vehicle Prints (Series 25) Phil Dyer
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)

Review by Peter Brown via Missing-Lynx

David R. Haugh
U.S. Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #40 Robert J. Icks
U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles Fred W. Crismon

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
T18E2 Boarhound Kit Giesbers Models 1/76 Resin

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
T18E2 Boarhound (1/35 Scratch built) Model Photos Mike Griffin - Florida, USA