Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
M10, Tank Destroyer, ROC Army
Jinmen Island, 1958
Authentic Detailing

Pre-Painted by professionals

Accurate paint colors

Markings Tampo (pad) applied

Fully Assembled

Die-Cast Model

True to Scale (1:72)

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
the gun of the Mk. IIC was having difficulty against the heavy armor of the German
Panthers and Tigers. Gradually the M36 Jackson with its heavier armor began to take
over from the M10 and Achilles.

In China after WWII there was a civil war with the Kuomintang (KMT) moving from
mainland China to Taiwan but claiming control over all of China. While on the mainland
the Communist Peoples Republic of China (PRC) claimed control of all of China including
Taiwan. Fighting between the two parties went on for years and culminated with heavy
shelling and bombardment of Jinmen (Kinmen) Island. The island was only about 5 or 6
miles from the mainland so it became the focus of the assaults. There even were
blockades to try to stop re-supply of the island with troops and machinery. In September
into October 1958 there were 40 straight days of shelling the island. After this the PRC
decided to re-exam this approach and decided it wasn’t worth the possibility of getting the
US involved. Throughout this period one of the ROC weapons of choice was the M10.

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)
ROC Army
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