WW2 Hellcat Firepower

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WW2 Hellcat Firepower

Postby Ecarots » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:14 am

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Re: WW2 Hellcat Firepower

Postby Frank » Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:35 am

The M18 has to have been one of the better TD`s of the war. Poor armour and open topped, but a hell of a good gun, great turn of speed and reliable.
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Re: WW2 Hellcat Firepower

Postby Whiterook » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:18 pm

I agree 110% with Frank's assessment. I LOVE this armor beastie.....but that open top would be a game changer for my having to be stationed in one.
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Re: WW2 Hellcat Firepower

Postby 50th » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:57 am

The open top is why I home-rule in Memoir that snipers can shoot at American TD's. They don't kill the tank, but kill the crew and make it ineffective!

Even the M-10 was open topped:

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