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. It appears in certain maps as a neutral vehicle and at deployments, but is not controlled by a Tanker.
The driver has the ability to handbrake, a feature carried over from Battlefield Hardline. This allows for rapid turns while maintaining high speed, or to quickly make defensive turns. The gunner uses a Vickers machine gun on a tall pintle mount, and the third seat passenger may use their own equipment.
With vehicle entry animations new to the series, players may directly enter the second or third seats without needing to jump through the driver seat. By consequence, players cannot enter the vehicle from certain sides if a teammate is already in the seat for that side.
- As with the MC 18J Sidecar, the US Army does not use the M30 Scout in any of their featured maps.