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76 mm Gun Motor Carriage M18 "Hellcat" - Vomit-Inducing G-Forces
The M18 Hellcat was an American tank destroyer in use during WWII. It was the fastest tracked armored vehicle in use during the war.
About this creation

A view of the tank destroyer from the rear.


The tank destroyer with winter camo.


The tank destroyer with desert camo.


The tank destroyer with summer camo.


The M18 Hellcat was an American tank destroyer of World War II. Armed with a 76 mm cannon, the vehicle was the fastest tracked, armored fighting vehicle during World War II with a top speed up to 60 mph (92kph), and Buick nicknamed it the Hellcat. The speed was attained by keeping armor to a minimum, no more than 1" thick. Hellcat crews took advantage of the vehicle's speed to minimize the enemy's ability to pierce its thin armor. Hellcats were used to penetrate the sides and back of the heavily armored Tiger and Panther tanks used by the Germans. Utilized in the western front and in D-Day, the Hellcat, along with the Sherman Firefly and M10 Wolverine, was the main firepower in the invasion of Europe.

Here it is, boys. The M18 Hellcat. The MOC I've been waiting to do since I started this project.
Honestly, I'm a bit underwhelmed by the result, but hey, the rear turned out pretty nice.

Enjoy!


EDIT (READ--IMPORTANT!!)
Yes, I know I forgot some stuff. It's late, I'm tired, and the rest of my weekend is chock full of other stuff going on, so no guarantees. I know about the gun and the fenders missing, and I also noticed some other details that I've missed. Never fear, I'll get the new renders up eventually, but my poor little machine can't handle POV-ray very well so it'll take a while. Just know that I'm working on fixing stuff.
Thanks!


Building instructions
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Comments

 I like it 
  March 18, 2014
This is a superb model! The only complaint I have is that the road wheels are not low enough. It's a shame that not many of these tanks exist in real life anymore... they only cost some 50,000 odd dollars to manufacture. I know I'd buy one for an everyday car! Also, if you would like, I can render the images for you as I have the machine to do so.
 I like it 
  February 25, 2014
Very nice Hellcat!
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  February 22, 2014
cade you made an M18 "Super Hellcat", and yes that was a real thing, as for mr. sonny, the only thing your t28/t95 was missing was the 2nd pair of tracks, youve also inspired me to make one, and i have, i plan to upload it in LDD as part of my new "Rough Rider Series", remember, all my tanks i make in LDD have at least somewhat been prototyped in real life for function and playability... be on the look out
 I like it 
  February 21, 2014
This is really great! I see you mounted the M36 turret with the 90mm gun, I was kinda hoping for the 76mm turret version. Still, this is really awesome and a much better version than mine (I wasn't as skilled back then). I too look forward to seeing your T28/T95, those are getting more and more popular (I might even have to redo mine!). A great job all around, you certainly are one of the best LDD tank builders around here!
 I made it 
  February 20, 2014
Quoting Tommy S. Great build, I can't wait to see the T28,T95 because I will be building a 1/20th one sometime within the next few months.
Thanks! I'm quite excited to see your take on the T28 and T95 tank destroyers. With your record, they should be awesome. I can't wait to build mine either.
 I made it 
  February 20, 2014
Quoting Navy Person Great build Cade! I really like the Hellcat, but only when its on my team. Very accurate model and super cool too, amazing work!
Thank you! I love the Hellcat, it's incredibly fun to play, especially with the 90mm gun.
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  February 20, 2014
Great build Cade! I really like the Hellcat, but only when its on my team. Very accurate model and super cool too, amazing work!
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  February 16, 2014
Great build, I can't wait to see the T28,T95 because I will be building a 1/20th one sometime within the next few months.
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  February 16, 2014
veeeeery nice fix ;) perfect
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  February 16, 2014
Nice job, although you did forget the M2 HB machine gun on the top. Looks nice.
 I made it 
  February 16, 2014
Quoting killswitch95 [DEMON] its nice, but not quite as good as your T49, quick before the biggies wake up, add the machine gun to the rear of the turret, make it about 2/3-1 brick taller, and add the front fenders, and rear fenders, then it will be completely perfect, come on you can do it!
Oh gods, I forgot the gun! D: That's... that's not good. Thanks for reminding me! I probably won't get renders up tonight, but I'll see if I can get some up tomorrow. Ohhh, I feel derpy. :P Also: I think the turret height is fine, but I've now finished all the other stuff I missed. It's got fenders, a machine gun, and now looks better. I'm starting to render it now.
 I like it 
  February 16, 2014
hey man its ok, its late here, i dunno if its late there, but its alright haha
 I like it 
  February 16, 2014
its nice, but not quite as good as your T49, quick before the biggies wake up, add the machine gun to the rear of the turret, make it about 2/3-1 brick taller, and add the front fenders, and rear fenders, then it will be completely perfect, come on you can do it!
 
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