|Class||Cavalry Tank Prototype|
|Armor||Front 3 / Side 2 / Rear 1 / Top 1|
|Road Speed||110 km/h|
|Fuel Capacity||650 L|
|Type||Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized|
|Main Gun||XM-35 (105mm)|
|MMG||M2 Browning (12.7mm)|
Available to NATO forces, the M8 Armored Gun System is the only NATO cavalry tank prototype available in Wargame: European Escalation, which requires the M551A1 Sheridan before having the access to unlocking.
In the 1980s, the United States Army began looking for a replacement for their M551 Sheridan tanks. Several attempts over the years to update or replace them had proved unsuccessful. The Armored Gun System (AGS) competition was initiated and in 1992 FMC/United Defense's vehicle was selected.
A total of six prototypes were eventually built for the US Army under the designation of the XM8 AGS. The M8 was later type-classified by the US Army in late 1995 and initially slated for production in 1996.
United Defense has reportedly been seeking overseas customers, so far without success. Taiwan at one point expressed interest as a replacement for its fleet of M24 Chaffee/M41 Walker Bulldog light tanks but would not commit following cancellation by the US.
The M8 is armed with the M35 105 mm cannon main gun with an M240 7.62 mm machine-gun mounted co-axially (although it is an M2 Browning in-game). The M35 has a rate of fire of approximately 12 rounds per minute, with a ready capacity of 21 rounds with 9 more in stowage. Power is provided by a Detroit Diesel 6V-92TIA diesel developing 580 hp
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