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Boarhound I Armoured Car (BR359) Boarhound I Armoured Car (BR359)
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In July 1941 the US Army Ordnance office issued joint specifications with the British for three new armoured cars. The T17E1 specification called for a medium armored car which eventually became the Staghound, while the T18 called for a heavy armoured car.

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Mid-war Monsters
In our research we have uncovered lots of really interesting experimental tanks. Some were just designs that were never completed. Others were completed as prototypes, and some even saw small-scale field testing!

These tanks were weird and wonderful, ranging from a 100-ton monster and a First World War relic, to a tank with two side-by-side main guns, an armoured car weighing more than a tank, and a machine-gun armed light tank with the armour of a heavy tank!

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Mid-war Monsters
Boarhound I Armoured Car (BR359)
The T18 prototype was developed in 1942 by the Yellow Truck & Coach Company as a large all-wheel-drive, eight-wheeler with the front four wheels steering. Its thick armour was unusual for an armoured car, although this extra protection brought the weight of the vehicle up to 26 tons—similar to contemporary medium tanks such as the M3 Lee and three times the weight of the equivalent German eight-wheeled armoured cars.
Initially armed with a M6 37mm gun, it became clear that the T28 would need a more powerful weapon and the final version, the T18E2, was fitted with the newly-designed M1 57mm gun, a US-manufactured variant of the British 6 pdr gun.

While the United States Army proved entirely uninterested in the vehicle, the British Army’s successful use of armoured cars in the Western Desert led them to place an order for 2500 T18E2 armoured cars, which they promptly christened the Boarhound. High production costs led to cancellation of the initial order after only 30 were delivered.
Boarhound I Armoured Car (BR359)
Boarhound I Armoured car (MM03)
The T18E2 Boarhound armoured car was designed as a heavy armoured car to counter the German eight-wheeler Sd Kfz 231 (8-rad) series. With much thicker armour and a heavier gun, it succeeds in this role admirably

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Jeremy Painter

Boarhound I Armoured Car in Flames Of War
Equipment and Notes
Boarhound I
Co-ax MG, Hull MG.
OQF 6 pdr gun
No HE.
Boarhound I Armoured car (MM03) Boarhound I Armoured car (MM03)
Some weapons come equipped only with armour-piercing ammunition, and have no high explosive ammunition at all, reducing their effectiveness against infantry and ‘soft’ targets.

Hits from weapons with No HE cannot be allocated to Infantry or Gun teams. If only Infantry and Gun teams
are valid targets, all hits from weapons with No HE are ignored completely as the anti-tank gun has no targets.

Gun teams with No HE are not completely helpless against Infantry teams though as they can shoot as Rifle teams if necessary (see page 117 of the rulebook).
Boarhound I Armoured car (MM03) Boarhound I Armoured car (MM03)

Last Updated On Thursday, February 21, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront