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    Battle near Arracourt, France

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    Battle near Arracourt, France

    Post by lockie on Mon May 04, 2015 10:23 am

    I've found a good scenario for pure tank vs tank mission:
    On September 19, 1944, in the Nancy bridgehead near Arracourt, France, the 704th Tank Destroyer Battalion was attached to the 4th Armored Division. Lt. Edwin Leiper led one M18 platoon of C Company to Rechicourt-la-Petite, on the way to Moncourt. He saw a German tank gun muzzle appearing out of the fog 30 feet away, and deployed his platoon. In a five-minute period, five German tanks of the 113 Panzer Brigade were knocked out for the loss of one M18. The platoon continued to fire and destroyed ten more German tanks while losing another two M18s. One of the platoon's M18s commanded by Sgt Henry R. Hartman knocked out six of the German tanks, most of which were the much-feared Panthers.

    But there is one problem - we don't have "Hellcat"/"Пекельне кошеня". This tank-destroyer had a very weak armor protection (~13mm), but had a good speed characteristics and probably gun.

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