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The Staghound was the British and Commonwealth name for the originally American-designed T17E1 Armored Car. In a response to a 1941 US Army requirement for a medium armored reconnaissance vehicle, Chevrolet submitted the six-wheeled T17 and four-wheeled T17E1 for approval, although US procurement of both were cancelled by December 1942 in favor of the lighter M8 Greyhound. While rejected by the US military, production would continue at the request of the British - 3,844 Staghounds were produced for them under Lend Lease.
Entering service too late to contribute to the North African campaign, the Staghound first saw action in Italy in 1944, as well as in North-West Europe later on. The base variant was armed with a 37mm gun in a rotating turret, but specialist vehicles could also carry dual .50 M2 Brownings, a 57mm 6-PDR, or a 3-inch or 75mm howitzer.
The Staghound T17E1 is a light armored vehicle featured in Battlefield V. It first appeared in the background of screenshots released during the game's announcement event, but was formally revealed in a screenshot posted by the official DICE twitter.
In the Singleplayer, the Staghound appears in the ]Prologue mission in the 1941 segment. Two are present throughout the segment and will fire upon the player alongside the Shermans. They can be easily dispatched with one shot.
In the multiplayer, the Staghound T17E1 is the default vehicle option for the Allies.
Its axis counterpart is the Panzer 38(t) in terms of upgrades and performance.