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HELLCAT PLATOON

HELLCAT PLATOON

By: Warlord

wgb-start-402013003

£40.00
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Product Description

After the experiences of improvised tank destroyer vehicles such as the M3 half-track with 75mm gun, M6 truck with 37mm gun and the M10 tank destroyer (3-inch gun on a modified M4 Sherman hull), the US Army were keen to produce a bespoke tank destroyer to hunt enemy armour. An order was issued in late 1941 to mount a 37mm gun in the requested vehicle. This was to be upgraded several times to 57mm, 75mm and then finally a 76mm.
The result of this development would be the M18 Hellcat – the fastest US armoured fighting vehicle of the Second World War.