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    What is the logic for the open top of the M18 Hellcat?

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    zackottopanzer

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    What is the logic for the open top of the M18 Hellcat?

    Post by zackottopanzer on Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:57 pm

    Why doesn't the M18 Hellcat have a roof?

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    Re: What is the logic for the open top of the M18 Hellcat?

    Post by K72 on Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:59 pm

    M18 Hellcat is tankdestroyer, it engage enemy tanks in ambush. Without roof commander has better view to battlefield and it´s lower, lighter and faster( Hellcat is very fast).
    PS. sorry my bad english Smile

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    Re: What is the logic for the open top of the M18 Hellcat?

    Post by zackottopanzer on Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:52 pm

    K72 wrote:M18 Hellcat is tankdestroyer, it engage enemy tanks in ambush. Without roof commander has better view to battlefield and it´s lower, lighter and faster( Hellcat is very fast).
    PS. sorry my bad english Smile

    hey man your english is fine. understood! cheers

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    Re: What is the logic for the open top of the M18 Hellcat?

    Post by Tanker on Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:56 pm

    I guess the idea was that it was not expected to fight infantry and to remain hidden from mortar/artillery. Plus the Allies had air superiority when the M18 was used. It was more like a highly mobile anti tank gun than a tank.

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