This model was custom built for me by Nick. He is an excellent model builder and has agreed to do some custom building for me.
The Hellcat was in active service in JNA (ex-Yugoslavian army) until 1990. Sometime during war in Bosnia (1992-1996), one of the Hellcats used by Serbian army - JNA was captured by Bosnian army and they made this hybrid by mounting Hellcat's 76 mm turret on T-55 (Soviet) body in one of their workshops. It consists of a M18 turret mounted on a T-55 tank hull. Presumably, the T-55 hull lacked a suitable turret. The workshop added a circular ring to make up the difference in diameter between a M-55 turret and the much smaller M18 turret. The paint scheme is fairly typical of Bosnian vehicles, consisting of a base coat of dark green with an irregular sprayed pattern of dark brown and black with small dots of yellow. Many ARBiH M18 tank destroyers had a form of national insignia painted on the bow with the Bosnia-Herzegovina crest in the center of the insignia.