T17 Staghound

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"T17 Staghound"
T17 Staghound.jpg
Type Armored vehicle
Origin United States
Operator Great Britain

Background[edit | edit source]

The T17E1 Staghound is a British Armored vehicle in Post Scriptum. It is based on the 6-wheeled T17 "Deerhound". It comes equipped with a 37 mm M6 cannon, the same cannon found on the M5 Stuart, one 7.92mm BESA machine-gun mounted coaxially to the cannon, and one mounted in the hull. It is operated by a crew of 4; driver, gunner, hull machine-gunner and commander.

It's armed with 30 APC shells and 18 High Explosive shells. Plus 6 boxes of 250 rounds each for the coaxial BESA. The BESA mounted in the hull has 11 boxes of 250 rounds.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Staghound is a fast wheeled armored scout car best used as a forward observer. This vehicle reaches around 70 km/h which makes it a terrific asset for hunting MSPs and FOBs. Spotting and hunting armor is also an option. Its 37 mm main gun can penetrate any German tank, except for the Tiger. The Staghound also carries HE rounds and has a hull mounted MG, unlike the Daimler Armoured Car, so it can deliver fairly effective infantry support. The main gun has an incredibly fast reload. But the turret rotation is slow because it's hand-cranked.

The Staghound's armor is surprisingly okay. Its frontal sloped armor does a good job deflecting 20 mm fire and even 50 mm fire from the Panzer III. However, going into cities and villages is a big risk. One panzerschreck or panzerfaust rocket can take it out with one direct hit. Engaging tanks should happen from the sides or rear. Front-to-front combat is not advised. Use the speed to your advantage.