Re: Another project vehicle!
Like a lot of Hasbro vehicles, I think the M8 and M20 were a bit underscale. Not sure it could be stretched easily. To me, that is counterbalanced by how well done they were. That's a great find.
The real M20 was a great vehicle, that could carry out multiple missions. They gave the cavalry a scout platform, which could recon, resupply troops and other vehicles while protecting the crew, and give flexibility to defense. The M2 .50 cal. that some carried, had a dismounted capability. According to TOEs, they also had one or two bazookas, with rockets. Working with M8s, M8 howitzers, M5 Stuarts and gun jeeps, it meant the Cav Troops could tear up larger, non-panzer elements.
As a kid, I'd get my dad to take an alternate route when we were in the Rosedale area of KCK. A scrapyard there had a rusting M20, and I would stare at it thru the fence, believing one day I would own it. Years later it was gone, and I hope it found a home, instead of a sad end. Maybe that's the one that an area PD added a fixed, armored cupola, and a long ram to.
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