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|Place of origin||United States|
|Weight||6.9 t (6.8 long tons; 7.6 short tons)|
|Length||5.11 m (16 ft 9 in)|
|Width||2.44 m (8 ft 0 in)|
|Height||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Armor||6 to 12 mm|
|37 mm M6|
|.30 caliber Browning M1919A4 machine gun
.50 caliber (12.7 mm) Browning M2 machine gun
|Engine||Cadillac 42, V-8, gasoline
148/110 hp (110/82 kW)
|Suspension||wheels, 6 x 6|
|483 km (300 mi)|
|Speed||97 km/h (60 mph)|
The M38 Wolfhound was a 6x6 US armored car produced in 1944 by the Chevrolet division of General Motors. It was designed as a replacement for the M8 Greyhound series, but the end of the war in 1945 led to the cancellation of the project after the completion of a handful of prototype vehicles.
The Wolfhound had a crew of four and was armed with a 37 mm gun in a rotating open-topped turret, with ammunition load of 93 rounds. Secondary armament consisted of two machine guns; one mounted co-axially with the main weapon, the other on an AA pintle mounting. It was powered by a Cadillac, 8-cylinder, water-cooled engine. Each side featured three large tires on symmetrically placed axles, with distinctive curved mudguards. The frontal glacis plate was sharply sloped to improve protection. A radio antenna was mounted on the front right of the glacis.
One M38 was modified to take the turret of an M24 Chaffee tank and went through a series of tests to check a possibility of upgunning the vehicle. The layout of the M38 had similarities with the Alvis Saladin, a post war British armored car, but there was no link between them.
- Davis (2012), p. 94.
- Icks. US Armoured Cars
- "T28/M38 Wolfhound 6x6 Armored Car" warwheels.net
- Davis, Michael W.J (2012). Chevrolet 1911-1960. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-9394-4
- Green, Michael (2014). American Tanks & AFVs of World War II. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-78200-931-0.
- Icks, Robert J, U.S. Armoured Cars AFV Weapons Profile No. 40, Profile Publishing
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