Comparing: M18 Hellcat vs. Churchill Gun Carrier vs. Nashorn
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 official designation of the Nashorn ("Rhinoceros") tank destroyer was 8.8 cm PaK 43/1 auf Geschützwagen III/IV (Sf). The vehicle was designated the Hornisse ("Hornet") until 1944. Produced on the same chassis as the Hummel heavy SPG. The vehicle first saw combat on the Eastern Front in the summer of 1943. A total of 494 vehicles were manufactured.
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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||15 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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