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JRoberts
08-13-2014, 08:08 PM
I was searching Google Images and found this WWI Studebaker Armored Car. For more info check it out here:

http://alh-research.tripod.com/desert_column_forum_pix/index.album/studebaker-armoured-car?i=579

http://alh-research.tripod.com/desert_column_forum_pix/studebaker_mmg-car_1qaa1.jpg

dean pearson
08-13-2014, 08:43 PM
Now That Is Cool!

Dean.

Gunslinger
08-13-2014, 09:01 PM
Studebaker also built the T-27 armored car (or "Scout Car") for the military during WWII, but the Chevrolet design was selected for production. The T-27 was an 8-wheeled vehicle sporting a turret with 37mm gun.

The M-8 as the winning design was designated for production was widely used by reconnaissance and cavalry units, especially in the European Theater by both American and British units.

LeoH
08-13-2014, 11:17 PM
Those would be interesting vehicles to track their histories.

EssexExport
08-14-2014, 06:33 AM
Cool. Tactics were changing through technology for those commanders that had some imagination.

Gunslinger
08-14-2014, 07:34 AM
Here's the WWII Studebaker T-27 prototype armored scout car...

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Chris_Dresbach
08-14-2014, 11:21 PM
Studebaker also made at least two prototype deuces at the same time as that scout vehicle during WWII. It looked very similar to later M35s but the photos I have are dated 1943. It makes a little more sense now.

clonelark
08-15-2014, 04:50 AM
Boy would that thing pay off at the scrap yard. Can't believe i said that.:woot:

62champ
08-15-2014, 06:07 AM
Believe Studebaker was also responsible for the T-21 below as well.

http://www.warwheels.net/images/t21ArmoredCarHAUGH.jpg

Chris mentioned another version of truck. Shortly after the war started, it was clear that current 2.5 ton trucks had a profile that made them easy targets - believe the US6 was eleven feet tall in some configurations. So the idea was to build a low silhouette truck that would be a little more stealthy. IIRC, Studebaker built two different examples, one that was single rear axle, the other being dual.

http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mei2k3UMyJ1qiw9xho1_1280.png

RadioRoy
08-15-2014, 11:13 AM
I sure hope they had bigger engines than the Weasel in them.