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M18 Hellcat

6,668 CaesarSeizer  3.4 years ago
Auto Credit Based on CaesarSeizer's Simple Tank Chassis

The M18 Hellcat is an American tank destroyer from WWII, armed with a 76mm gun capable of destroying nearly any tank it would have faced on the battlefield. Lightly armored, the tank was extremely maneuverable for the time, reaching speeds up to 55 mph.

The Hellcat was the culmination of the American tank destroyer force, which was characterized as a very fast reactionary force capable of bringing heavy, concentrated firepower to a small section of the front line in order to repel German blitzkrieg-style panzer attacks. Because the Americans were on the offensive for most of the European campaign, the M18 was rarely used in this fashion, instead being used in normal armored duties or as indirect artillery support for most of its wartime career. In these more traditional armored roles, it was noted that the tank's ability to "shoot and scoot" greatly confused the enemy, as the M18s would appear, fire a shot, and disappear, and the Germans could never be certain where one would show up next. Despite not being able to fight within its designed role, the M18 was an extremely successful vehicle, sporting a higher kill-death ratio than any other American tank in WWII. After the war, the tank destroyer program was discontinued as the concept of the Main Battle Tank grew in popularity, and normal tanks could now mount the same firepower that made the M18 so successful. Many were sold to foreign nations, and some of them still field modernized versions today.


This Hellcat comes with highly effective suspension, realistic track links, a recoiling gun capable of one-shotting all but the largest AI-controlled ground vehicles, and a 55mph top speed.


Controls

Be sure to activate AG7 before setting off! Otherwise, turning won't be as effective!

Pitch: Forward
Roll: Left/Right
VTOL: Turret traverse
Trim: Gun elevation/depression

The tank comes with flaps on the underside, which can be extended to provide a stable, stationary firing platform (because the wheels are very slippery by default, and trying to stay still on a hillside is a nightmare). Throttle up to extend flaps.

ACTIVATION GROUPS:
AG1-AG4— Empty
AG5— Lights
AG6— Auto-flip (in case the tank lands on its side)
AG7— Turning Gyro
AG8— Standard stability gyro

CAMERAS:
1— Central orbit view
2— Commander’s view
3— Loader’s view
4— Driver’s view
Cockpit— Gun sight


Working Suspension:

Recoiling Gun:

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Simple Tank Chassis
  • Successors 6 airplane(s) +56 bonus
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 14.4ft (4.4m)
  • Length 38.1ft (11.6m)
  • Height 18.3ft (5.6m)
  • Empty Weight 40,674lbs (18,449kg)
  • Loaded Weight 64,338lbs (29,183kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 95,636.5lbs/ft2 (466,938.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.7ft2 (0.1m2)
  • Drag Points 11616

Parts

  • Number of Parts 656
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 3,453
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    Nice tonk yo gotte

    one month ago
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    6,668 CaesarSeizer

    @striker0911 Check out the successors, there should be one in there.

    +1 1.9 years ago
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    Mobile friendly version? Please?

    1.9 years ago
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    1,152 ZK443

    map?

    +2 2.7 years ago
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    603 hRmm

    Nice tank just starded to follow you

    2.8 years ago
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    13.6k Shnippy

    I see,@FLYGUY101

    3.2 years ago
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    1,954 FLYGUY101

    @Shnippy
    So, I can't spotlight yours or CaesarSeizer's posts because my points are to low. I have to be ranking higher than you or CaesarSeizer in order to spotlight one of you guys' posts'.

    3.2 years ago
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    13.6k Shnippy

    What makes you feel inferior? @FLYGUY101

    3.2 years ago
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    1,954 FLYGUY101

    @CaesarSeizer
    Thanks to @Shnippy, you get another upvote! This is definitely an awesome piece of work. The amount of spotlights and upvotes says it all. I would spotlight myself, but I'm inferior. Anyway, great job!

    3.2 years ago
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    6,668 CaesarSeizer

    @DepressedTortoise I’d be glad to help, as soon as I have more free time! Should be in about four days; I’ll let you know

    +1 3.3 years ago
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    6,668 CaesarSeizer

    @Vampface Thank you!

    3.3 years ago
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    Could you help me out? I need tracks on a build of mine.
    Nice tank tho!

    3.3 years ago
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    This is by far the best tank I’ve tested on simple planes great work.

    3.3 years ago
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    6,668 CaesarSeizer

    @ChromeGamer25 Thanks! I was surprised that the part count ended up being so low— it's probably a result of the fact that my computer is 8 years old and won't run anything much higher than this

    3.3 years ago
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    Wow, I was expecting severely more parts than this, great job!

    3.3 years ago
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    6,668 CaesarSeizer

    @QingyuZhou Thank you! It was really tedious to get them to work right, so I’m glad that they’re appreciated!

    3.4 years ago
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    I really like the track with suspension... they even work well on low physics.

    3.4 years ago
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    nice work

    3.4 years ago
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    6,668 CaesarSeizer

    @cedblox332 Thanks! I started out as an iOS player, so I know the pain of not being able to use a cool creation because it used modded parts. Because of that, I try and make sure that all of my creations can be used by anyone who wants to download them, which means that I can only use vanilla parts

    3.4 years ago
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    1,865 ObliviousCed

    why not use a tank mod???? But anyways thanks its a great creation :D

    +1 3.4 years ago
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    6,668 CaesarSeizer

    @ChiChiWerx Thank you!

    3.4 years ago
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    28.3k ChiChiWerx

    Brilliant tank.

    +1 3.4 years ago
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    6,668 CaesarSeizer

    @Bluerobot11
    Ah, got it

    3.4 years ago
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    3,895 Bluerobot11

    @CaesarSeizer war thunder reference

    3.4 years ago
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    6,668 CaesarSeizer

    @Bluerobot11
    ?

    3.4 years ago
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