M18 Hellcat

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M18 Hellcat
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Type: Tank Destroyer
Faction: Us.png United States
Weaponry
Main Cannon: 76mm M1A2 L/55
Machine Gun: M2 Browning
Hull Armor
Front (Upper): 13 mm
Front (Lower): 13 mm
Sides (Upper): 13 mm
Sides (Lower): 13 mm
Rear: 13 mm
Top: 8 mm
Front (Turret): 13 mm
Mantlet: 25 mm
Side (Turret): 13 mm
Rear (Turret): 13 mm
Specifications
Class Restriction Tank Crewman
Max Speed: 43.9 km/h

27.3 mph

Credits Cost: 135,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Gold Cost: 1,620 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Ribbon Required: Armor Assault Armor Assault
Requirement: United States- 8th Grade

Description[edit source]

The M18 Hellcat is an American tank destroyer. It is lightly armored but extremely fast and armed with a powerful 76mm cannon. The Hellcat’s speed is used to flank the enemy hitting heavier tanks in the side or rear.
― Heroes & Generals

Tips

  • The Hellcat is the fastest armoured vehicle in the game. Can easily reach a blistering speed in seconds after starting to move but has weak amour
  • This tank is fast enough to outrun tank turret rotation at very close distances, so you'd want to close in and wonder in enemy lines. Look into destroying gun breach after having flanked and approached enemy tanks by shooting into the back of the turret, next targets are tracks starting from the one that prevents the enemy from turning into the same direction that you intend to circle in, engine/transmission, and of course turret ring if you know how to aim for that- and if so kill that second.
  • Given the absence of armor it's best to stand sideways to opposing tanks when dueling over long distances, as you're nimble enough (in both reverse and forward) to dodge enemy rounds if you can time the reload cycles of enemy.
  • This tank is very fragile and it will rarely bounce a shot, do not count on your armour when engaging enemy armour. AT rifles will pierce you, and readily destroy you. Russians have a semi-auto variant of AT rifle.
  • The Hellcat has a mounted 12.7 M2 Browning MG, However it is EXTREMELY vulnerable to infantry fire.
  • Despite its negative characteristics, the Hellcat is arguably the best Tank Destroyer in the game.
  • The Hellcat has the fastest reverse acceleration and speed of any tank in the game.

Ammunition

Name Penetration[1] Damage[2] Velocity Credits Cost Gold Cost
[76mm L/55] 76mm AP M79 Shot 70mm - 120mm 650 - 950 792 m/s 3,300 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 39 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
[76mm L/55] 76mm APCBC M62 80mm - 130mm 750 - 950 588 m/s 5,700 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 68 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
[76mm L/55] 76mm M26 HE/APC 10mm - 30mm 250 - 400 823 m/s 9,200 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 110 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Camouflage

Factory Unavailable Unavailable
Price (Credits) Unknown HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 90,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) Unknown HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 360 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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Upgrades

Supply Crates can be fitted to your vehicle to aid nearby infantry.

Name Contents Credits Cost Gold Cost
Ammunition Supply Crate Ammo 1,300 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 15 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Medic Supply Crate Health 4,400 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 52 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Anti-tank Supply Crate Panzerfaust 60 7,500 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 90 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Specialist Ribbon

Vehicle Required: M18 Hellcat
V SPC 12.png M18 Hellcat Specialist
Using the M18 Hellcat tank destroyer in battle will earn you points on this ribbon.
More points are awarded for scoring hits on enemy tanks. The highest award is given for destroying enemy tanks.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-US-Symbol.png American Unlocks
Ammunition Supply Crate
Olive Drab & Black
Ardennes Four Color
Medic Supply Crate
76mm APCBC M62
Anti-Tank Supply Crate
76mm N26 HE/APC


Gallery[edit | edit source]

  1. As of 2016-4-21, the game does not yet have penetration fall off with distance.
  2. Against armor