Saturday, November 14, 2015

Warlord Games M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer for Bolt Action

If you are a World of Tanks player, you probably love the US M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer! Lets take a look at the Warlord Games Bolt Action version!

This resin and metal model includes a pre-1944 barrel and the post 44 barrel with muzzle brake. The detailing is great with stowage in the external turret compartments

The US M18 Hellcat tank destroyer was armed with a 76mm cannon and was the fastest tracked armored fighting vehicle of World War II with a top speed up to 60 mph (92kph),

The Hellcat's prodigious speed was attained by keeping it's armor to no more than 1" thick. Hellcat crews quickly learned took advantage of the vehicle's speed to minimize the enemy's ability to pierce its thin armor. Hellcats used their speed to outflank and penetrate the side and back of the heavily armored German Tiger and Panther tanks.

The M18 Hellcat saw service in the Western Front in the main. However it also saw action in the Pacific and in Italy. The US military also supplied the M18 to Chinese Nationalist forces opposing the Japanese in the Pacific theater. This was something of an overkill situation against weakly armored Japanese tanks.

We'll follow up once we get one assembled and painted!

Til then, have a great battle!
The Old Crow

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