The Hellcat’s prodigious speed was attained by keeping it’s armor to no more than 1″ thick. Hellcat crews quickly took advantage of the vehicle’s speed to minimize the enemy’s ability to pierce its thin armor. Hellcats used their speed to outflank and penetrate the side and back of the heavily armored German Tiger and Panther tanks.
The M18 Hellcat saw service in the Western Front in the main. However it also saw action in the Pacific and in Italy. The US military also supplied the M18 to Chinese Nationalist forces opposing the Japanese in the Pacific theatre. As this was something of an overkill situation against weakly armored Japanese tanks, the Hellcat was more often used in a fire support role.
Post war, the Hellcat would see service with several nations and it is still in use with the Venezualan Army!
In Bolt Action
Cost: 124pts (Inexperienced), 155pts (Regular), 186pts (Veteran)
Weapons: One turret-mounted heavy anti-tank gun
Damage value: 7+ (armoured car/carrier)
Options: May add a pintle-mounted HMG for +25pts
May be a recce vehicle for +10points
Recce: if option is chosenContains:
1 M18 Hellcat plastic kit
1 Waterslide transfer set
1 Full color construction and paint guide
1 Color, detailed stats, Bolt Action play card
This product is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints not included.
Recreate World War II combat on a tabletop using dice, model troops, tanks and the rules constructed by Bolt Action against one or more opponents.
Each opposing side will also require painted model troops, representing the soldiers, guns and tanks of your chosen armies.
Tabletop encounters take place according to twelve closely defined battle scenarios that explain how forces are deployed and how victory is achieved.
All that remains is for players to pit their wits against each other as they enact just one small part of one of the greatest conflicts in history—World War II.
Build, paint and play! The construction and painting of the models and watching them come to life are just as much fun as the game itself!
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