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M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer 1943–97 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer 1943–97 (New Vanguard) By Steven J. Zaloga, Jim Laurier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steven J. Zaloga, Jim Laurier (Illustrator)
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This is book number 97 in the New Vanguard series.

Description


The M18 76mm Gun Motor Carriage was developed for the US Army's Tank Destroyer Command. It was the only tank destroyer deployed during World War II actually based on their requirements for speed and firepower. This book examines the development of this vehicle, the controversies over the need for high-speed tank destroyers, and its actual performance during World War II. Special emphasis is placed on examining its performance in its intended mission. Coverage also includes derivative vehicles of the M18 such as the M39 armored utility vehicle.

About the Author


Steven J. Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Second World War, and he has also written extensively on American armoured forces.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781841766874
ISBN-10: 1841766879
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: April 27th, 2004
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard