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U.S. Army Ford M8 and M20 Armored Cars

U.S. Army Ford M8 and M20 Armored Cars Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review November 2023 Title U.S. Army Ford M8 and M20 Armored Cars
Author Didier Andres Publisher Casemate
Published 2023 ISBN 9781636243108
Format 160 pages, hardbound MSRP (USD) $39.95


Didier Andres chronicles one of America’s iconic WWII vehicles in U.S. Army Ford M8 and M20 Armored Cars – latest “special” in the Casemate Illustrated range.

Text traverse the total tale in 160 picture-packed pages over five succinct sections:

  • The Genesis of Light Armored Cars
  • Car, Armored, Light, M8
  • Car, Armored, Utility, M20
  • Similarities
  • M8 and M20 in Europe

Dozens of period photos, close-ups, and action shots augment the account. And extended, explanatory captions, production tables, units, archival illustrations, dimensional & performance data, and references further support the study.

Tricking-out your 1:35-scale Tamiya M8 Greyhound? Details abound. What color was the engine? Page 100 reveals the answer. How do you identify a late-production engine compartment? Check the next page.

Within chapters, Andres also spotlights individual vehicles from production batches – providing illuminating snapshots of evolutionary changes during M8 and M20 manufacture.

U.S. Army Ford M8 and M20 Armored Cars is a rapid, informative read. Make it your introduction to these legendary vehicles!

With thanks to Casemate Publishing for the review copy!