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M18 Hellcat - USA: boeken - historie, typen en techniek

Een boek over M18 Hellcat tankjagers? Ontdek hier geïllustreerde boeken over de historie, typen en techniek van tankjagers uit de USA.

M18 Hell-Cat - 76 mm Gun Motor Carriage in World War II (Legends of Warfare)

The M18 was developed in an era when the United States fought tanks not with other tanks, but with specialized tank destroyers. With a powerful aircraft-style radial engine pushing it at up to 50 miles per hour, and mounting a potent 76 mm cannon, the Buick-built M18 Hellcat, or "Hell-Cat" as Buick's publicists named it, provided US troops with a powerful shoot-and-scoot answer to heavily armored German tanks. Further experiments were conducted to increase its armament or adapt it to other uses, such as the M39 armored utility vehicle.

Through dozens of archival images, many never before published, as well as detailed photographs of some of the finest existent examples of these vehicles, this iconic tank hunter is explored, and its history is explained. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

Auteur:David Doyle
Uitvoering:112 blz, 23.5 x 23.5 x 1.9 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:160 z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2020)
Serie:Legends of Warfare
EAN:9780764359576
Boek: M18 Hell-Cat - 76 mm Gun Motor Carriage in World War II (Legends of Warfare)

M18 Hell-Cat - 76 mm Gun Motor Carriage in World War II

Taal: Engels

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M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer 1943-97 (Osprey)

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.

Contents: Introduction - Design and Development - Operation History - Variants - Color plate commentary.

Auteur:Steven J. Zaloga
Uitvoering:48 blz, 25 x 19 x 0.5 cm, softcover
Illustraties:Rijk geïllustreerd met foto's en tekeningen (z/w en kleur)
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2004)
Serie:New Vanguard (97)
EAN:9781841766874
Boek: M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer 1943-97 (Osprey)

M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer 1943-97

Taal: Engels

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M18 Hellcat 76mm Gun Motor Carriage - Technical Manual (TM9-755)

The M18 Hellcat was an American tank destroyer during World War II. Armed with a 76-mm cannon, it was the fastest tracked armored fighting vehicle during World War II with a top speed up to sixty mph. As a result, Buick nicknamed it the Hellcat.
The fast speed was reached by keeping armor thickness to a minimum. Hellcat crews took advantage of the vehicle's speed to minimize the enemy's ability to pierce its thin armor.

The M18's new design incorporated several innovative maintenance features. The Wright R-975 engine was mounted on steel rollers, allowing maintenance crews to disconnect it easily from the transmission, roll it out onto the lowered engine rear cover, service it, and then reconnect it again. The transmission could also easily be removed and rolled out onto a front deck plate to enable quick inspection and repairs.

The M18 carried a five man crew as well as forty five rounds of main gun ammunition, and an M2 Browning machine gun on a flexible ring mount for use against aircraft and infantry. The only M18 variant which was produced in significant numbers was the M39 Armored Utility Vehicle, a turretless model used to transport personnel or cargo. Also, it could be used as a gun tractor. This version was armed with a single M2 machine gun on a flexible mount.

Created in 1945, this technical manual reveals a great deal about the Hellcat's design and capabilities. Intended as a manual for those charged with operation and maintenance, it details many aspects of its engine, cooling, turret and other systems.
Originally labeled restricted, this manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.

Auteur:U.S. Army War Department
Uitvoering:540 blz, 23 x 15.5 x 3.1 cm, softcover
Illustraties:rijk geïllustreerd met foto's en tekeningen
Uitgever:Periscope Film (USA, 2013)
EAN:9781937684464
Boek: M18 Hellcat 76mm Gun Motor Carriage - Technical Manual (TM9-755)

M18 Hellcat 76mm Gun Motor Carriage - Technical Manual (TM9-755)

Taal: Engels

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