|Place of origin||United States|
|Armor||6 to 12 mm|
|37 mm M6|
|.30 caliber Browning M1919A4 machine gun |
.50 caliber Browning M2 machine gun
|Engine||Cadillac 42, V-8, gasoline|
148/110 hp (110/82 kW)
|Suspension||wheels, 6 x 6|
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 4 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.
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