Comparing: M18 Hellcat vs. Churchill Gun Carrier vs. Jagdpanzer IV
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 Pz. IV medium tank served as the basis for many vehicles, including tank destroyers. At the end of 1944, a version of the 75-mm PaK 42 L/70 gun was prepared for this basis. The new variant of the vehicle was designated the JagdPzIV/70. From August 1944 through March 1945, the Nibelungenwerke company produced 278 vehicles of this type.
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|Battle Tiers||6 7 8||6 7 8||6 7 8|
|Speed Limit||72 km/h||25.7 km/h||40 km/h|
|Speed Limit Back||12 km/h||12 km/h||12 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 %||%|
|Neto Credits Income||1444.38||4315.71|
|Winrate||52.111 %||45.8894 %||%|
|Kills per Battle||0.863562||0.523405|
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