During WW2 the US Army sought a light, nimble tank destroyer. The M8 developed by Ford ticked the Army's boxes but by the time it entered production its 37mm gun couldn't penetrate thicker enemy armour. Instead, the M8 was pressed into service as a scout car.
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Sabre and Spurs March - John Philip Sousa (1918)
Small Tank Demonstration - Ford (1942)
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