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

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

By Steven J. Zaloga, Jim Laurier (Illustrator)

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This is book number 97 in the New Vanguard series.

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.
Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for four decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and history, including NVG 294 Allied Tanks in Normandy 1944 and NVG 283 American Guided Missiles of World War II. He currently lives in Maryland, USA.

Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974–78, and since graduating with Honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon.
Product Details ISBN: 9781841766874
ISBN-10: 1841766879
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: April 27th, 2004
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard