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XM-808 "Twister" Armored Car

Photo Credit: U.S. Army

via Mark Holloway - Beatty, Nevada USA


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 1970
Manufactured by: Lockheed Missiles & Space Co.
Crew: 3
Armament: (1) 20mm automatic cannon M139.
Engine: (2) Chrysler 440, diesel, water-cooled
Miscellaneous Info: Vehicle had two connected hulls with four wheels each. Hulls were separately powered and hinged to each other. Very steady, very agile platform. Only one prototype was ordered, no production.
Data Sheet Available:  None Available.

Photos

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Photo Above US Army via Mark Holloway - Beatty, Nevada USA
XM-808 Twister Photos (Detroit Arsenal - Warren, Michigan) Neil Baumgardner - Arlington, Virginia USA
XM-808 Twister Photos (Detroit Arsenal - Warren, Michigan) Ray Grienke - Chesterfield, Michigan USA
XM-808 Twister Photos (Photo Credit: US Army) US Army via David Haugh - Content Editor

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Printed

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Armored Car- A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles R.J. Hunnicutt
U.S. Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #40 Robert J. Icks
U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles Fred W. Crismon

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