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M20 Armored Utility Car

 


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: USA/Free French/Allied Armies (and many others)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1943-1945
Manufactured by: Ford Motor Company
Crew: 4
Armament: .50 cal HMG on M49 Ring Mount
Engine: 6 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: Also on same chassis of M8 Greyhound Light Armored Car.
Data Sheet Available: None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
M20 Utility Car Vehicle Photos Mark Aldrich - IPMS/USA Tacoma Green Dragons (Washington)
M20 Utility Car Photos Neil Baumgardner - Arlington, VA USA
    M20 Utility Car Photos - General Motors Proving Ground Patrick Keenan - Editor
M20 Utility Car Photos - Air Classics Museum Patrick Keenan
M20 Utility Car Photos - George Patton Museum - Ft. Knox, Kentucky USA Patrick Keenan
M20 Utility Car Photos (Taken at Military Vehicle Technology Foundation - Portola Valley, CA) Bill Kish - Millerton, New York USA
M20 Utility Car Photos (Taken at WWII Vehicle Museum - Hubbard, OH) Sean Lynch - Illinois
M20 Utility Car Photos Michael Riedeman - Maryland, USA
M20 Utility Car Detail Photos Matt Riesmeyer - Manchester, Missouri USA
  Peruvian M20 Utility Car Photo Lewis Mejia - Peru

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
M20 Utility Car Information and Photos Encyclopedia of the Tanks of World War II Homepage
M20 Utility Car Photos Toadman's Tank Pictures

Printed

Reference Author
"Armored Utility Car" (December 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) John Blackman
American Armored Fighting Vehicles - World War Two AFV Plans George Bradford
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
Armored Car- A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles R.J. Hunnicutt
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert Icks
Light Armoured Car M8 & Armoured Utility Car M20 (#MV-08: Military Vehicle Workshop Series) Allied Command Productions
M8/M20 Armored Cars Walk Around -Available in Soft and Hard Cover Format(Squadron/Signal Productions) Jim Mesko
M8 Greyhound Armored Car (1941-1991) Osprey Publications
M8 Greyhound /M20 Utility Vehicle Technical Manual (TM 9-743) CD-ROM

Review by Patrick Keenan

Easy 1 Productions
U.S. Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #40 Robert J. Icks
U.S. Armored Cars in Action Jim Mesko
U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles Fred W. Crismon
U.S. WW II M8/M20 Armored Cars (Technical Manual Series - 6021) Tankograd Publishing

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
M20 Utility Car Kit ADV/Azimut 1/35 Resin
M20 Utility Car Kit

Review by Cookie Sewell via Hyperscale

Tamiya (New Tooled) 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Very Good Kit.
M20 Utility Car Kit

Review by Cookie Sewell via Hyperscale

Italeri 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic;
M20 Utility Car Kit Monogram 1/32 Injection Molded Plastic; Older kit but a good starter project.
M20 Utility Car Model Kit (32556) Tamiya 1/48 Injection Molded Plastic;
M20 Utility Car Kit

WarWheels.Net Review by Patrick Keenan

Italeri 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic;
       
Aftermarket/Accessory Product Manufacturer Scale Other Information
M20 Detail Set (35083) Aber Accessories 1/35 For Tamiya Kit
M8/M20 Fenders Aber Accessories 1/35  
M8/M20 Stowage Boxes Aber Accessories 1/35  
M8 Light Armored Car Instruments and Placard set (AR35312) Archer Fine Transfers 1/35 Decals; Could possibly work for M20 Utility Vehicle.
M8/M20 Wheels

Review by Glenn Porter via Hyperscale

Calibre 72 1/72  
M20 Detail Set (35256) Eduard Accessories 1/35 For Italeri Kit
M20 Detail Set (35257) Eduard Accessories 1/35 For Tamiya Kit
M20 Detail Set Extra Tech Accessories 1/35 For Tamiya Kit
M20 Utility Car Kit Extra Tech Accessories 1/72  
M-8 Greyhound Wheel Detail Set Extra Tech Accessories 1/72 Will Work for M20
M-8 Greyhound Snow-Chained Wheel Detail Set Extra Tech Accessories 1/72 Will Work for M20
M20 Utility Car Detail Set (HLX48245) Hauler 1/48  
M20 Utility Car Interior Detail Set (HLX48246) Hauler 1/48
M8/M20 Engine Compartment Jaguar 1/35  
M8 Wheels with Snow Chains Jaguar 1/35  
M20 Armored Utility Car Stowage Set (LF1265) Legends Productions 1/35 Resin.
M8/M20 Wheel Set Masters Productions 1/35 Resin Replacement for Kit Parts
M8/M20 Glacis Plate with Winter Wheel Chains Masters Productions 1/35 Resin Replacement for Kit Parts
Tow Cable for M3, M5, M8 & M20 Minimeca 1/35  
M8/M20 Armored Car Tire Chain Set (AVM35018)   Minor Model 1/24 Photo Etched Brass.
M8/M20 Chained Wheel Set (MT72043) ModellTrans Modellbau 1/72 Resin.
M8 Greyhound Deep Wading Kit Ordnance Models 1/35 White Metal; May work for M20?
Complete Engine Snow chained Wheels & Details for M8/M20 Real Models 1/35  
M8/M20 Workable Front Steering Set Resicast 1/35  
M8 & M20 Fenders Royal Model 1/35  
M20 Detail Set #1 (RM327) Royal Model 1/35 For Tamiya Kit: Resin and Brass
M20 Detail Set #2 (RM330) Royal Model 1/35 For Tamiya Kit; Resin and Brass
M8 Greyhound Deep Wading Kit (TWMA009) Tank Workshop 1/35 For Tamiya Kit; Will work for M20
M8 Greyhound Deep Wading Kit (TWMA034) Tank Workshop 1/35 For Italeri Kit; Will work for M20?
M8 Greyhound Tires with Snow Chains Tank Workshop 1/35 Will work for M20
M8 Greyhound Deep Wading Kit Tank Workshop 1/35 Will work for M20
M8/M20 Engine & Compartment (VP1442)

Review by Brett Green of Hyperscale.

Verlinden Productions 1/35 For Tamiya Kit
M20 Interior & Exterior Update Set (VP1493) Verlinden Productions 1/35 For Tamiya Kit
M8/M20 Stowage Compartments (VP1455) Verlinden Productions 1/35 For Tamiya Kit
M8/M20 Wheels Verlinden Productions 1/35  

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
(Building the) Tamiya M20 Utility Car by Terry Ashley via Missing-Lynx
M20 Utility Vehicle Model Kit (1/32 Monogram) Ron Bell - Columbus, Ohio USA
Photo at left taken at AMPS 1998 Patrick Keenan - Editor
Photo at left taken at IPMS/USA Butch O'Hare Contest  2009 Patrick Keenan - Editor