“Racing” M18

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"Racing" M18
General characteristics
5 peopleCrew
82 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
0 / 0 / 0Hull
25 / 12 / 12Turret
20.0 tWeight
2 290 hp1 200 hpEngine power
115 hp/t60 hp/tSurface density
112 km/h forward
36 km/h back
103 km/h forward
33 km/h back
76 mm M1 cannonMain weapon
45 roundsAmmunition
6.1 / 7.9 sReload
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
Sl icon.png2 180 / 2 563/1 930 / 2 269/1 400 / 1 646Repair
29 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
100 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
142 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
150 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png


The "Racing" M18 is a Rank III Soviet tank destroyer with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/SB) and 5.0 (RB).

General info

Survivability and armour

Due to being used purely for racing, survivability and armour are irrelevant.


This vehicle is incredibly fast, being an even more powerful variant of the already fast M18. It can achieve over 100 km/h easily. However, it maintains the M18's tracks, suspension and brakes and these can often become overtaxed, leading the Racing M18 to slide around frequently and fishtail considerably if at high speed.


Main armament

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Additional armament

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Machine guns

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft, but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

Usage in the battles

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Pros and cons

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Read also

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  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.



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