- Appears in: Army Wars: Red Tide,
- Used by: United States Army, United States Marine Corps
- Weapons: 1 x 105mm rifled gun, 1 x 7.62 machine gun, 1 x 12.7 machine gun.
The M8 Buford was first designed and built in the 1980's. The first prototypes rolled out of the factory in 1985. Then, they began to serve the Army and Marines. It was designed as a replacement for the Vietnam War-veteran light tank, the M551 Sheridan, which proved itself lightly-armored and vulnerable to anti-tank weapons and land mines. Another light tank was being worked in progress to replace the M551 as well, the Stingray, which also has a 105mm main gun. They both were designed and built to be air-droppable from cargo planes, like the C-130 Hercules, and to counter the PT-76 light tank, serving the Soviet Red Army.
Army Wars: Red Tide Edit
In Army Wars: Red Tide, the M8 Buford will serve as Alpha Company's primary light tank in use.