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UNIQUE ID 2368: M18 HELLCAT GUN MOTOR CARRIAGE

Military Museum of Southern New England, Danbury, USA

(Location: Museum Building)


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Unique ID:

2368
Added to Database:
22 August 2012
Last Edited:
26 August 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
M18 Hellcat (1920)
M18 (1920)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
Military Museum of Southern New England (56000)
Museum Building (56000)
Serial Number:
Registration: 40145192: “U.S.A. 40145192” painted on rear hull sides.
Name: “AMAZ’N GRACE” painted on forward hull sides.
Other Identification: “440” cast into mantlet underside. “643 TD” painted on front right mud flap. “A-15” painted on front left mud flap. White stars painted on nose and turret sides.
Collection Reference:
Links: Danbury.org
Maloney Gallery
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: General Motors - Fisher Body Division, Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA (Sole manufacturer)
2: Yugoslav Army Service, Serbia (Until ca1985)
3: Military Museum of Southern New England, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA (Current location)


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It is not known if this vehicle actually saw combat during World War II but it was in the European theatre during that time. Sometime during or just after the war, along with many other vehicles, it was given (or sold) to Yugoslavia. It saw service with their army until about 1984 when it was taken out of service, completely cleaned, restored, painted and outfitted with all the OVM it originally came with in preparation for transferring to the museum in 1985. (Source: Danbury.org).
This M18 was a gift to the museum by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1988. It is in running order, and was driven under its own power to its current position. (Source: Exhibit label).
It is currently displayed in a Second World War tableau, with soldier and crew mannequins and German road signs.


Images - Photographs and NavPix (click to expand or browse)

August 2008

Upper front view
1: Upper front view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8463
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020132...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8464
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020155...
Views: 53
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Front view
3: Front view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8465
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020107...
Views: 52
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Front view
4: Front view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8466
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020131...
Views: 99
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Front view
5: Front view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8467
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020130...
Views: 46
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Front view
6: Front view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8468
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020076...
Views: 45
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Right view
7: Right view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8469
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020128...
Views: 61
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Right view
8: Right view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8470
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020129...
Views: 54
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Rear right view
9: Rear right view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8471
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020091...
Views: 51
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Rear right view
10: Rear right view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8472
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020089...
Views: 46
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Upper front left view
11: Upper front left view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8473
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020145...
Views: 52
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Upper front right view
12: Upper front right view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8474
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020140...
Views: 52
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Turret close-up
13: Turret close-up

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8475
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020081...
Views: 39
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Turret close-up
14: Turret close-up

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8476
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020080...
Views: 43
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Turret close-up
15: Turret close-up

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8477
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020114...
Views: 40
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Driver
16: Driver's position

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8478
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020111...
Views: 44
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Close-up of registration number
17: Close-up of registration number

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8479
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020084...
Views: 56
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Name
18: Name

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8480
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020082...
Views: 31
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