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|110110 HP Hit Points|
|13.64/1513.64/15 t Weight Limit|
- Commander (Radio Operator, Loader)
|245262 hp Engine Power|
|48/6 km/h Speed Limit|
|2323 deg/s Traverse|
|17.9619.21 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio|
|50.8/31.8/25.4 mm Hull Armor|
|175//175// HP Damage|
|19//19// mm Penetration|
|r/m 8.57 r/m 8.57 Rate of Fire|
▲2136.75 Damage Per Minute
With 50% Crew: 0.842 m
With 50% Crew: 0.842 m
|s 4.8 s 4.8 Aim time|
|1616 deg/s Gun Traverse Speed|
|42° Gun Arc|
|-8°/+40°-8°/+40° Elevation Arc|
|4242 rounds Ammo Capacity|
|1220 % Chance of Fire|
|m 250 m 250 View Range|
|m 265 m 615 Signal Range|
A proposed 75 mm howitzer on the chassis of the M3 light tank. Developed by the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in the fall of 1941. Two prototypes were ordered after the project was approved. The first vehicle was produced in May and underwent trials in June 1942 on the Aberdeen Proving Ground. The project was discontinued in favor of more promising designs.
Formerly the tier 2 American TD, this SPG was replaced by the T3 GMC and moved over to the SPG line in 9.12
The T18 HMC leads to the T82 HMC.
Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables
|Rate of fire
|IV||75 mm Howitzer M1A1||19||175||8.57||0.68||4.8||138||26000|
|Chance of Fire on Impact
|III||T18 HMC modified||15||23||0||3000||1850|
Pros and Cons
- Has 50 MM of frontal armor, which can bounce same tier shots
- Very good reload
- Due to it's great frontal armor and reload time, TD mode is definitely possible
- Armor will not stand up to tier 5's
- Has almost no splash damage, hitting near an enemy will do minor damage
- Gun cannot compete with Tier 5 heavies, even with HEAT loaded.
Originally part of the American tank destroyer line, the T18 quickly became a favourite, owing to the combination of excellent armour and a powerful gun that could one-shot kill any tank of the same tier or lower. As artillery it can still work well as long as it is top tier, having excellent mobility and relatively strong armour. It also has a good rate of fire and relatively good accuracy for its tier, which makes it relatively easy to play for inexperienced artillery players. Its main drawback is the very low alpha-damage, which renders it largely useless in Tier 5 games due to its inability to damage heavy tanks. In lower tier games this is not a problem thanks to the lack of heavily armoured vehicles.
Later, the prototypes were kept on display in the Aberdeen Proving Ground until they were destroyed in 1947.
Sources and External Links
- Chamberlain, Peter; Ellis, Chris (1969). British and American Tanks of WWII. New York, NY: Arco Publishing Inc. ISBN 0-304-35529-1.
- Hunnicutt, R. P. (1992). Stuart: A History of the American Light Tank. Novato, Calif: Presidio Press. ISBN 0-89141-462-2.
- Zaloga, Steven J. (1999). M3 and M5 Stuart Light Tank 1940–1945. New Vanguard. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-85532-911-5.
|USA||IIT1 HMC • IIIT18 HMC • IIIM7 Priest • IVT82 HMC • IVM37 • VM41 HMC • VIM44 • VIIM12 • VIIIM40/M43 • IXM53/M55 • XT92 HMC|
|UK||IILoyd Gun Carriage • IIISexton II • IIISexton I • IVBirch Gun • VBishop • VIFV304 • VIICrusader 5.5-in. SP • VIIIFV207 • IXFV3805 • XConqueror Gun Carriage|
|Germany||IIG.Pz. Mk. VI (e) • IIISturmpanzer I Bison • IIIWespe • IVPz.Sfl. IVb • IVSturmpanzer II • VGrille • VIHummel • VIIG.W. Panther • VIIIG.W. Tiger (P) • IXG.W. Tiger • XG.W. E 100|
|France||IIRenault FT 75 BS • IIILorraine 39L AM • IVAMX 105 AM mle. 47 • VAMX 13 105 AM mle. 50 • V105 leFH18B2 • VIAMX 13 F3 AM • VIILorraine 155 mle. 50 • VIIILorraine 155 mle. 51 • IXBat.-Châtillon 155 55 • XBat.-Châtillon 155 58|
|USSR||IISU-18 • IIISU-26 • IVSU-5 • VSU-122A • VISU-8 • VIIS-51 • VIISU-14-1 • VIIISU-14-2 • IX212A • XObject 261|