M8 Greyhound – 14th Armored Division, N.W. Europe - Corgi Showcase Series
Originally conceived as a fast and mobile tank killer, the M8 Greyhound armored car was not built to withstand the punishment it would receive at the hands of Germany’s main battle tanks and was therefore used more for reconnaissance patrols and armored escort duties. Open turret variants of the Greyhound afforded their commander’s an exceptional view of the battlefield, although this feature was understandably less popular during poor weather conditions. Amazingly, one M8 is reported to have destroyed a mighty German King Tiger in December 1944, sneaking up behind it and firing three rounds into its engine before the Tiger’s turret could traverse round.
Corgi Showcase is a series of top quality die-cast model aircraft suitable for children aged five and over. Each model comes with a display stand. This series is ideal for the young aviation fan and offers a wide range of models to collect including biplanes, fighters, bombers and modern jets.