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Staghound Armored Car
An epic Staghound
Army British
Role Medium scout vehicle
Unit Cost 280Icon Manpower Small 280
45Icon Fuel Small 45
6Icon PopCap Small 6
Upkeep per Minute -5.5Icon Manpower Small −5.5
Prereq. None
Produced By Armor Command Truck
Primary armament M6 37mm Gun
Health 450Icon Health Small 450
Armor Light
Max. Speed 6.5 m/s
Abilities (1)
Ability Hull Down Position
Hull Down Position
  • Covers the tank in sandbags and extra plating, increasing its overall armor and defense.
  • The unit is immobile while this ability is active.
  • Requires the Hull down upgrade from the Royal Engineers Support.
  • Costs nothing.
  • Cooldown: 9 seconds.
Upgrades (1)
Upgrade Staghound 50 cal
M2HB .50 cal Machine Gun
  • Equips the Armored Car with a M2HB .50 cal Machine Gun
  • Costs 50Icon Munitions Small 50
  • Takes 20 seconds to upgrade

If you were looking for the American version of this vehicle, see T17 Armored Car.

The Staghound Armored Car is a reward vehicle for Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor, replacing the Cromwell Command Tank.

While it has a functioning main gun, unlike the Cromwell Command Tank, its better suited against infantry and light to medium vehicles, with only a 37mm gun. More than 1 may be produced, too. However, the Staghound doesn't provide any bonuses to other British tanks.

It is practically the same model as the American T17, albeit there are several differences. The Staghound, for instance, cannot use Phosphorus rounds to blind enemy vehicles.

Despite having the same weapons as the T17, the Staghound easily suppresses enemy infantry once it is upgraded with a MG. This makes the Stuart obsolete once Staghounds are obtainable, as both vehicles require the same amount of resources, yet the Staghound has more health, which is odd (An armoured car has more health than a tank).

An incredibly powerful strategy for clearing large waves of anti-tank infantry for the tanks to move in is to send two staghounds together upgraded with the 50. cal, not only do they suppress the infantry, they shred right through them, making infantry on the enemy team virtuarlly non-existant in almost no time at all.

A Staghound with a Sherman Firefly are forces to be reckoned with, and should be avoided or destroyed quickly, as the awesome AT power of the Firefly combined with the suppressing ability of the Staghound is a deadly combination. It might be best to completely avoid a British defense line supplemented with the two.