Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
M10, 773rd Tank Destroyer Battalion
Belgium, January 1945
Authentic Detailing

Pre-Painted by professionals

Markings Tampo (pad) applied

Fully Assembled

Die-Cast Model

True to Scale (1:72)

Weathering and insignias

Turret turns

Metal turret and main gun

Realistic tracks
The US M10 was the most produced US tank destroyer of WWII. The British M10s were
called Achilles IIC because of the modification of the main gun from a 3 inch gun to a
quick-firing British 17 Pounder. The conversions took place at the Royal Arsenal at
Woolwich. The Mk. IC had a diesel engine while the Mk. IIC had a gasoline engine. Even
Panthers and Tigers. Gradually the M36 Jackson with its heavier armor began to take
Panthers and Tigers. Gradually the M36 Jackson with its heavier armor began to take
over from the M10 and Achilles.

The 773rd was formally made a TDB (Tank Destroyer Battalion) in December 1941. The
unit arrived in Normandy with their M10 TDs on August 8th 1944 and saw its first battle
on the 17th. They took up position at Argentan at the southern tip of the Falaise pocket
and over next 4 days they destroyed 41 tanks and 80 other vehicles winning them the
Presidential Unit Citation. On January 6th 1945 the unit moved north to the small village
of Oberwampach Luxembourg, just east of Bastogne Belgium. On January 17, 1945 the
battalion destroyed a large number of 1st SS Panzer Division vehicles that brought the
total number of tanks destroyed to 102. This made them the first battalion to break the
100 mark. On January 30, 1945 the unit crossed into Germany and part of the unit went
to Czechoslovakia. When the war had ended the battalion had seen 254 days of fighting
with 356 casualties but not before they destroyed 138 tanks and SPGs and over 100
pillboxes. They managed to capture over 2,000 enemy soldiers.

Specifications M10 Tank Destroyer

Country of Origin: USA

Entered Service in: 1942

Crew: 5 (Commander, 3x gun crew, driver).

Height: 2.57 m (8.43 ft)
Length: 6.83 m (22.41 ft) (w/ gun) - 5.97 m (19.6 ft) (w/o gun)
Width: 3.05 m (10 ft)
Weight: 29.6 tonnes
Power/weight: 12.5 hp/tonne

Hull, up to 51 mm
Turret, up to 57 mm

Main Armament: M7 3-inch "76.2 mm" Gun - 54 rounds
Secondary Armament: .50 caliber M2 Machine Gun - 300 rounds

Power plant
General Motors Twin Diesel 6-71375 hp (276 kW)

Suspension: vertical volute spring

Road Speed: 51 km/h  (32 mph)
Range: 300 km  (186 miles)
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