Comparing: M18 Hellcat vs. Churchill Gun Carrier vs. AT 8
Development started in 1942. In April 1943 the General Motors company produced the first prototypes. One of a few American tank destroyers manufactured on its original chassis, not on a tank chassis. The tank destroyer became the fastest armored vehicle, of this type, of World War II. A total of 2,507 vehicles were produced from July 1943 through October 1944.
The vehicle was developed on the basis of the Churchill tank. The cabin with the 3-inch gun was placed in the front. Initially, 100 vehicles were ordered. Later, the order was reduced to 24 vehicles. Eventually, a total of 50 vehicles were manufactured from 1941 through 1942. However, they never saw action.
The vehicle was conceived as a breakthrough tank. The design project evolved from the AT-7 project, and both projects were submitted at the same time. No prototypes were built because the A39 Tortoise was preferred.
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|Battle Tiers||6 7 8||6 7 8||6 7 8|
|Speed Limit||72 km/h||25.7 km/h||20 km/h|
|Speed Limit Back||12 km/h||12 km/h||10 km/h|
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|Damage (Explosion radius)|
|Damage / min|
|Rate of Fire|
|In motion||15.50 %||%||%|
|When Firing||6.43 %||%||%|
|Accuracy||68.8178 %||59.5735 %||63.2568 %|
|Neto Credits Income||1444.38||4315.71||3858.98|
|Winrate||52.111 %||45.8894 %||50.8017 %|
|Kills per Battle||0.863562||0.523405||0.648407|
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