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Description[]

The M18 Hellcat is an American tank destroyer. It is lightly armored but extremely fast and armed with a powerful 76mm cannon. The Hellcat’s speed is used to flank the enemy hitting heavier tanks in the side or rear.
― Heroes & Generals

Tips

  • The Hellcat is the fastest armoured vehicle in the game. It can easily reach a blistering speed in seconds after starting to move, but has weak amour.
  • This tank is fast enough to outrun tank turret rotation at very close distances, so you'd want to close in and wonder in enemy lines. Look into destroying gun breech after having flanked and approached enemy tanks by shooting into the back of the turret, next targets are tracks starting from the one that prevents the enemy from turning into the same direction that you intend to circle in, engine/transmission, and turret ring if possible.
  • Given the absence of armor it's best to stand sideways to opposing tanks when dueling over long distances, as you're nimble enough (in both reverse and forward) to dodge enemy rounds if you can time the reload cycles of enemy.
  • This tank is very fragile and it will rarely bounce a shot, do not count on your armour when engaging enemy armour. AT rifles will pierce you, and readily destroy you. Russians have a semi-auto variant of AT rifle.
  • The Hellcat has a mounted 12.7 M2 Browning MG, However it is EXTREMELY vulnerable to infantry fire.
  • Despite its negative characteristics, the Hellcat is arguably the best Tank Destroyer in the game.
  • The Hellcat has the fastest reverse acceleration and speed of any tank in the game.

Ammunition

Name Explosion Damage/Radius Penetration Damage[1] Near/Far Range Far Penetration Far Damage Correction Angle Velocity Credits Cost Gold Cost Cost per Shot Maintenance Load
[76mm L/55] 76mm AP, M79, Shot 100 @ 1m 109mm - 129mm 874 - 1124 10m/1500m 10% 50% 790 m/s 3,300 Credits 39 Gold 8.25 Credits 0:00s
[76mm L/55] 76mm APCBC, M62, Shot 100 @ 1m 93mm - 113mm 991 - 1296 10m/1500m 10% 50% 15° 790 m/s 18,700 Credits 220 Gold 46.75 Credits 0:10s
[76mm L/55] 76mm HVAP, T4, Shot 100 @ 1m 157mm - 177mm 760 - 977 10m/1000m 10% 50% 1000 m/s 6,630 Credits 78 Gold 16.58 Credits 0:10s
[76mm L/55] 76mm HE, M42A1, Shell 160 @ 8m 10mm - 30mm 525 - 840 10m/1500m 10% 50% ° 820 m/s 11,560 Credits 136 Gold 28.9 Credits 0:20s

Camouflage

Factory Ardennes Four Color Olive Drab & Black
Price (Credits) 123,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 90,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 490 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 360 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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Upgrades

Supply Crates and other upgrades can be fitted to your vehicle to aid nearby infantry.

Name Contents Credits Cost Gold Cost Spawn Cost Maintenance Load
Ammunition Supply Crate Ammo 1,300 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 15 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 12 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s
Medic Supply Crate Health 4,400 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 52 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 44 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s
Anti-tank Supply Crate Panzerfaust 60 7,500 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 90 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 68 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s

Specialist Ribbon

Vehicle Required: M18 Hellcat
V SPC 12.png M18 Hellcat Specialist
Using the M18 Hellcat tank destroyer in battle will earn you points on this ribbon.
More points are awarded for scoring hits on enemy tanks. The highest award is given for destroying enemy tanks.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-US-Symbol.png American Unlocks
Ammunition Supply Crate
Olive Drab & Black
Ardennes Four Color
Medic Supply Crate
76mm HVAP, T4, Shot
76mm HE, M42A1, Shell
Anti-Tank Supply Crate
76mm APCBC, M62, Shot

Gallery[]

  1. Against armor
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