The Zero vs the Hellcat
The M18 Hellcat was a key element during World War II in the Battle of the Bulge. On December 19–20, Team Desobry, a battalion-sized tank-infantry task force of the 10th Armored Division was assigned to defend Noville located north-northeast of both Foy and of Bastogne, just 4.36 mi (7.02 km) away. Ground Battles - War Thunder - Official Forum Countless times have I played the M18 Hellcat and witnessed my teammates go head on with enemy armor and die a horrible death. I have my tactics for the M18 that tend to work out well. I can get 12 kills without dying easy if I stick to my tactics. The M18 Hellcat (officially designated the 76 mm Gun Motor Carriage M18 or M18 GMC) was an American tank destroyer of World War II, also used in the Korean War.It was the fastest U.S. Armored fighting vehicle on the road. The speed was attained by keeping armor to a minimum, using the innovative Torqmatic automatic transmission, and by equipping the relatively light vehicle with the same main. All Discussions Screenshots Artwork Broadcasts Videos News Guides Reviews. The Hellcat is faster and has a bit more survivability thanks to overpen, but can also be hullbroken. The Sherman, while a beautiful tank, often fights Tiger 1s and 2s, as well as some of the Soviet tanks like the IS-2, which, while not impenetrable to it.
In aerial duels the American F4F Wildcat found itself completely outmatched by the Zero. The Zero was nimble, fast, and well-armed, the Wildcat was sluggish and maneuvered like a tin can. The poor performance of the Wildcat meant that U.S. Navy pilots had to leverage their aircraft’s better survivability against the Zero’s maneuverability.
In 1943, the game changed when the American F6F Hellcat entered the war.
The Hellcat outclassed the Zero as soon as it rolled off the production line. Faster, better armed, and with superior armor, the Hellcat dominated the Zero on paper and proved its worth in the skies of the Pacific Theater. The tables were flipped.
However, the Zero had one advantage left: It’s pilots. With years of combat experience, from the Pacific Theater to China and Burma, Zero pilots were grizzled veterans fully able to exploit their aircraft’s capabilities against the formidable new American fighter. Hellcat pilots would soon find out that, in spite of their aircraft’s superiority, Japan’s aces could still put up a tough fight.
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But it doesn’t take a real pilot to play War Thunder. Numerous game modes give beginners and experienced gamers the opportunity to dogfight at their own level.
Will you choose the formidable Hellcat, the plane that won the Pacific air war, or the maneuverable Zero, Japan’s plane of aces?
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Join the special dedicated to the rivalry between two tank destroyer schools!
You can fulfil the tasks in Random Battles or in the following events:
[Break] Poland (AB)
[Battle] Normandy (RB)
[Battle] Eastern Europe (SB)
You can find it in the 'Events & Tournaments' tab in the game's main menu!
Vehicles that are allowed in the events and count towards progress in random battles:
M18 GMC, M18 “Black Cat”, Super Hellcat, M36 GMC, Panzer IV/70(V), Panzer IV/70(A), Bfw.Jagdpanther and Jagdpanther.
A supply box will be awarded for the completion of each task, which will contain one of the following prizes:
- Back-up ground vehicle
- Random 10-75% RP or SL booster
- Random camouflage for the tank destroyer last used in battle
- Random discount for one of the US or German premium ground vehicles
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The Tank destroyer - this was a vehicle which was created specifically to fight against enemy tanks. During WW2, German and US engineers had different approaches to destroying enemy vehicles. Thick frontal armour, which was mounted at an increased angle, would make the German self-propelled vehicles invulnerable to enemy shells. The Americans relied on the high maneuverability of their tank destroyers - highly mobile and light armoured vehicles moved quickly to the enemy flanks and rear positions, destroying enroute, enemy vehicles with powerful cannons.
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We invite you to take a part in the duel of these two schools of engineering, who used two different approaches when creating a tank destroyer - Germany and the USA. Our duellists - M36 GMC, Super Hellcat, M18 “Black Cat”, M18 Hellcat against Panzer IV/70(V), Panzer IV/70(A), Bfw.Jagdpanther and Jagdpanther.
Mysql datetime utc. Who will be victorious? Let’s find out!
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