It's hard to deny that a topless Challenger looks good. With its ridiculously powerful engines, a distaste for curvy roads, and its massive blind spots, the Dodge Challenger is an old-school muscle car that only really cares about going as quickly as possible in a straight line. Perhaps that's why Dodge never bothered to make a convertible version to compete with drop-top versions of the Ford Mustang , as the added weight and the associated perception of a drop-top would be counterproductive to the Challenger's primary goals. Well, someone decided that the world needed a Challenger convertible anyway, and not just any old Challenger, but an SRT Hellcat with a horsepower supercharged V8! Interestingly, it's not the first Challenger convertible conversion we've ever seen. This one is painted in white with dual blue stripes, along with a matching blue leather interior.
The F6F made its combat debut in September , and was best known for its role as a rugged, well-designed carrier fighter, which was able to outperform the A6M Zero and help secure air superiority over the Pacific theater. A total of 12, were built in just over two years. Hellcats were credited with destroying a total of 5, enemy aircraft while in service with the U. Navy, U. Grumman had been working on a successor to the F4F Wildcat since and the contract for the prototype XF6F-1 was signed on 30 June Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics BuAer and experienced F4F pilots,  to develop the new fighter in such a way that it could counter the Zero's strengths and help gain air command in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
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All rights reserved. More on this:. Early s Dodge Challengers are among the most desirable classic muscle cars. They're not overly expensive in regular trim, but some examples with rare option configurations and number matching drivetrains can fetch more than a modern Challenger Hellcat.
Combat actions in Europe showed that the standard 76 mm gun was not effective against modern German medium and heavy tanks of the time when firing from medium and long range. The decision was made to combine the M18 chassis with the M36 tank destroyer turret, equipped with the powerful 90 mm gun. One prototype was built that underwent trials on the Aberdeen Proving Ground. Development was discontinued due to the war's conclusion.