Image: Staghound Mk. I (IWM)
YearOctober 1942
Vehicle Type[@type]
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced2.687
Crew5 (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Hull Gunner & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 37mm L/53 M6 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-7° to +60°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun Sight2.36m
Secondary Armament1 x .30 Cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (Coaxial).
1 x .30 Cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (Bow).
1 x .30 Cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (AA Mount).
Smoke Discharger1 x 2in M3 Smoke Mortar
Ammunition Carried103 x 37mm & 5.250 x .30 Cal + 18 x Smoke Rounds
Combat Weight13.928 kg
Ground Clearance0.38m
Fording Depth0.81m
Trench Crossing0.46m
Obstacle Clearance0.53m
Climbing Ability57°
RadioNo 19 Set
ArmourHull Front: 22mm.
Hull Sides: 19mm.
Hull Rear: 10mm.
Hull Top: 13mm.
Hull Bottom: 6.4mm.
Gun Mantlet: 31mm.
Turret Front: 31mm.
Turret Sides: 31mm.
Turret Rear: 31mm.
Turret Top: 13mm.
EngineTwin GMC 270 (Petrol)
Transmission4 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range24 km
Maximum Cross Country Range[@maximum_cross_country_range]
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed89 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed50 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
VariantsMk. IICS:
Year: .
Total: 30.
Main Armament: 3in Mk. I Howitzer.
Mk. III: Crusader III Turret with 6 pdr Gun (1945).
Staghound AA:
Year: October 1943.
Total: 789.
Crew: 3 (Commander/Gunner, Loader & Driver).
Armament: 2 x .50 Cal M2 Heavy Machine Guns.
Elevation: -10° to +80°.
Turret Traverse: 360° (Powered).
Ammunition: 2.610 x .50 Cal.
Gun Mantle: 25mm.
Turret Front: 44mm.
Turret Sides: 31mm.
Turret Rear: 31mm.
Turret Top: 13mm.
NotesIn 1941 the British required a new medium to heavy armoured car to equip units serving in North Africa. Around the same time the US ordnance board were also issuing orders for a similar vehicle. After trials in the US the British were offered the T17E1 which they re-named the Staghound. It had a 37mm M6 gun with a coaxial mounted .30 cal Browning machine and another mounted in the hull. It carried a crew of five. The Staghound served with the British, Canadian, New Zealand, Indians, Free Polish and Belgian forces in both Italy and Northwest Europe.