Seb: It is a pretty nice Hellcat. A restored one!
- Location: Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545
- Transport: Auto
- Condition: Excellent
- Exterior: Green
- Interior: Green
Description: 1943 M18 Hellcat SN1240 Excellent Condition, Fully Restored.
This vehicle was restored from an empty hull in 2012-2013. It has the more powerful R-975 C4 motor which makes it the fastest and most powerful WWII tank you will ever drive. The motor was rebuilt in 2013 as well and runs perfectly. The tank has a little joe generator which is fully functional as well as a functional turret motor. Gun is not live, and the breech has been demilled. Turret is fully functional.
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The M18 Hellcat (also known as the M18 Gun Motor Carriage , M18 GMC) was an American tank destroyer of World War II, used in the Italian and European theatres. It was the fastest armored vehicle until the turbine powered M1 Abrams tank appeared decades later. The speed was attained by keeping armor to a minimum, no more than one inch thick, and by powering the relatively small vehicle with a radial engine originally designed for aircraft usage. The Hellcat, along with the M10 Wolverine and M36 tank destroyer, provided American and Allied forces with a respectable mobile anti-tank capability against the newer German armored types. Despite being armed with an only partially effective 76 mm cannon, it performed well.
The Hellcat holds the record for most effective American tank destroyer during World War II. It has a higher kill to loss ratio than any tank or tank destroyer fielded by American forces in World War II.