The 75 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8, sometimes known as the M8 Scott, was a self-propelled howitzer vehicle of the United States developed during the Second World War. It was developed on the chassis of the then-new M5 Stuart Light Tank. Armament consisted of a new open-topped turret armed with a 75 mm M2 howitzer, later a 75 mm M3 howitzer, which were reworks of the M1A1 pack howitzer. Production ran from September 1942, to January 1944. A total of 1,778 vehicles were produced.
The M8 saw action in the Italian Campaign, the Western Front, and in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the war. It was used by the French Union and State of Vietnam during the First Indochina War. It was largely replaced by the adaption of the M4 Sherman to use the 105 mm howitzer.
The turret isn’t enclosed so you better watch your back while driving through enemy territory. You can also load HEAT shells to fight tanks although the "Scott" is not really made for this.
Derived vehicles in FHSWEdit
- M8A1 GMC: Tank destroyer rearmed with 75mm M3 gun.