M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer 1943-97 Book Review
|Date of Review||July 2004||Title||M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer 1943-97|
|Author||Steven J. Zaloga||Publisher||Osprey Publishing|
|Format||48 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$14.95|
Here is an interesting title that author Steven Zaloga has brought to life - the M18 Hellcat. What you probably know is that the M18 was a capable tank destroyer during WW2. What you may not know (and the title does not have a typo) is that M18s remained in service with a number of countries through at least 1997!
In addition to the great historical research and operation history conveyed in this title, the author also provides production and combat photography, color profiles, and nice cut-away drawings. The title is broken down into the following topic areas:
- Building the Perfect Tank Destroyer
- Improving the M18
- Into Combat
- The M18 Tank Destroyer in the Pacific Theater
- Assessing the M18 76mm GMC
- M18 Gun Variants
- The M18 in Post-War Service
This is a great title for armor buffs and modelers alike. Recommended!
My sincere thanks to Motorbooks International for this review sample!