The Hellcat, due to its 76mm gun, had major difficulty penetrating the glacis of Panther tanks. The better tank usually has an easier time completing missions. Well if this was asked pre-nerf, easily the Hellcat. Most of these knocked-out German tanks were Panthers. Due to the M18's preferred play style, it is far more of an issue than on the M36 Jackson. The problem is that the Jackson's armour isn't actually very good. Judging by your account, you displayed something that most Hellcat drivers lack and what some veteran Hellcat drivers sometimes forget: the ability to make decisions; when to move, when to shoot, when to hold fire, etc.
Hi all, I wanted to speak about the Hellcat. Tank destroyers, such as the Hellcat, were to be used against tanks. Just don't fight close quarters. As of April 2001, at least two still remained in service with troops defending Lieyu Township. In close combat, players have to turn turret well in advance to compensate for slow turret traverse and high speed. Im on the t95 right now and its a real coin flip tank. With just four M18 tank destroyers of the 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion to assist, the paratroopers attacked units of the 2nd Panzer Division, whose mission was to proceed by secondary roads via Monaville just northwest of Bastogne to seize a key highway and capture, among other objectives, fuel dumps—for the lack of which the overall German counter-offensive faltered and failed.
If you're more of a set up hull down, pop n' shot, and move after you've been detected - then I recommend the Jackson. Still, the Hellcat is great in its own way. I hope it's just a missckick when entering the gun's stats? Sometimes I would also use it as a scout for the arty in the second half of battle. However, it cannot mount the that's available on the M10 Wolverine. Thanks I posted a hellcat vs jackson post a few months back. As was the case with other tank destroyers used by the United States, the M18 had an open turret, which left the crew vulnerable to snipers, grenades, and shrapnel. The M36 is fairly maneuverable, but the slow turret traverse means it can be circled and its response time is slow.
Poke a bit of that armour out and blam, you take a big hit. Yet another change, requesting a 75 mm 2. The Hellcat have no reliable armor. Not to mention alot of bullets even go out of aim circle! If has hp of 720 and was always being pitched against 1400, 1500, 1600 hp tanks and with its soft skin it is just not survivable. It should complement your play style and give you a chance to start learning to how to use speed.
It's a matter of choice, but I like the Hellcat. Being a good Hellcat driver means being a sneaky bugger. Literally right next to the enemy position, and getting shot to pieces like most Hellcat drivers. Now i struggle to keep winratio around 55% with hellcat, even if i do 1500-2000 damage in matches, it doesn't matter. However flanking or premium ammunition are always viable options, especially with a 72kph top speed and a potent 90mm gun. Jackson line isn't too bad, some tanks arent super exciting but e3 looks very nice.
T30 looks like a really nice tank, but I don't think it's worth going through that line along with the e4 just for that. As for the Jackson itself, it's not bad. For this reason, I preferred the T28. Especially the ones with guns bigger than 120mm. Strong turrets and troll armour are at the top of those food chains.
The T30 is a bit more mobile, and plays a bit like the heavy line from tier 7 it used to the the tier 10, before the E5 was added. This would allow me to get a lot of one shot kills. Even though I own several mediums, i am not the best at using their speed to my advantage. The E 50 and the E 50 M could be a good choice if the armour is less important, and the Chinese line is alright if you are willing to sacrifice gun depression and a competitive tier 10. Hellcat is an arugably better tank, but you're forgetting 2 things. In the end, the best way to play the Jackson is as a sniper. I suppose that would fall more in line wih the Russians or Chinese.
Tank Destroyer, the 3in Gun Motor Carriage M10, was rapidly becoming obsolete, because its main armament, the 3in M7 gun, had difficulty engaging these new tanks past 500 meters. The E4 tends to get mixed reviews, so decide based on other tanks you have enjoyed. Atleast give it more acceration so it can relocate faster. If you are looking to pursue this line to tier X, and play a good tier X tank, I would go for the Jackson, as it leads to the e3 which from I have seen and heard from platoon mates is a lot better than the e4. Don't want to play it anymore. In light of experience gained in North Africa, the 37 mm gun was found to be inadequate and the design was changed to use a British 57 mm gun.
It was known as Jackson or Slugger by the British, after the Confederate general Stonewall Jackson. You need to see the hellcat first. Most tanks driven up next to the enemy position will get shot to pieces. And once you get the 120mm, oh dear lord, it is a thing of beauty! Regardless of which you play, they are tanks you pretty much survive by what they are. Shoot-and-scoot tactics familiar to artillery will be very successful in avoiding fire.
But I would almost go Hellcat first to unlock the guns on the Jackson line however the T10 T110E3 is a world beater compared to the T110E4. With either of these tanks, do not play them like you would a medium tank. As you can see, it's basically Armour vs. If one tank is the worst tank in the game but are guaranteed to complete the missions in one game I'd rather have that tank than the best tank in the game. That can be done by supporting the top tier heavies, securing their flanks, and scavenging any kills that they've missed.