The Dodge Model 30 was developed by Dodge Brothers Company, who had produced parts for the Ford Motor Company and Olds Motor Company. Designed by Horace Dodge in 1914, it was marketed as an upscale alternative to the Ford Model T.
Lieutenant George S. Patton of the U.S. Cavalry had a favorable experience with Model 30s used during a skirmish against members of Pancho Villa's paramilitary forces, leading to many thousands of the vehicle being purchased by the War Department. The Model 30 saw widespread use as staff cars, ambulances, and scout cars, as well as civilian roadsters and touring cars.
An armored Model 30 appears in Battlefield 1 as the M30 Scout.
One M30 is also seen parked on the British airfield at the beginning of Friends In High Places.
As with other fast attack vehicles appearing in the Battlefield series, the Scout Car carries three occupants. The gunner uses a Maxim MG on a tall pintle mount, and the third seat passenger may use their own equipment. Although statistically identical to the KFT Scout and 37/95 Scout vehicles used by factions of the Central Powers, the M30 is the smallest of the three thus presenting a smaller target, and increasing manoeuvrability in tight quarters. As a consequence however, all passengers and positions are very close to one another, which together with the open-top, doorless hull, leave occupants highly vulnerable to small arms fire.
On European maps, the vehicle has a light gray coloration. On Middle Eastern maps, the vehicle has a desert yellow coloration.
A civilian M30 Scout can be found abandoned on the map Prise de Tahure.
- Empire's Edge
- Fao Fortress
- Giant's Shadow
- Prise de Tahure
- Sinai Desert
- St. Quentin Scar
- As with the MC 18J Sidecar, the United States of America does not use the M30 Scout in any of their featured maps.