Comparing: M18 Hellcat vs. Churchill Gun Carrier vs. ARL V39
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.
A prototype of the ARL 40. The vehicle was intended as an assault SPG. Mass production was to be launched in 1940 but never started due to the occupation of France.
|Tank data page||Tank data page||Tank data page||Tank data page|
|Battle Tiers||6 7 8||6 7 8||6 7 8|
|Speed Limit||72 km/h||25.7 km/h||42 km/h|
|Speed Limit Back||12 km/h||12 km/h||12 km/h|
|Horse power / weight|
|Max Climb Angle|
|Hard terrain resistance|
|Medium terrain resistance|
|Soft terrain resistance|
|Damage (Explosion radius)|
|Damage / min|
|Rate of Fire|
|Stationary||19.00 %||%||17.00 %|
|In motion||15.50 %||%||11.00 %|
|When Firing||6.43 %||%||5.60 %|
|Accuracy||68.8178 %||59.5735 %||61.0415 %|
|Neto Credits Income||1444.38||4315.71||3656.15|
|Winrate||52.111 %||45.8894 %||46.9434 %|
|Kills per Battle||0.863562||0.523405||0.582692|
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