Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
HG3409
Achilles II  Royal Canadian Artillery
4th Anti-Tank Regiment, Netherlands, 1945
Authentic Detailing
Pre-Painted by professionals
Accurate paint colors
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
In 1943 the US introduced the M10 as a SP anti-tank gun. It used the carriage of the M4
tank and combined it with the 3-inch M7 AA Gun mounted on an open top turret. Because
of the weight of the gun a counter-weight had to be installed on the rear of the turret. The
British took their M10’s and exchanged the 3-inch gun for the larger 17-pdr that had
much better stopping power against the Panther and Tigers. They added some armor to
the turret and named it Achilles. The first modified tanks went into service in 1944 and by
the end of WWII 1,100 of the 1,650 M10s the British received under the Lend Lease
Program became Achilles’.


Part of the 5th Canadian Armoured Division was the 4th Anti-Tank Regiment, RCA
(Royal Canadian Artillery). In April 1945 they joined with the 1st Canadian Corps. The
group moved north and began an assault on Arnhem that lasted 2 days. The 5th CAD
along with the 4th ATR succeeded in pushing 30 miles north to cut off German forces
that were defending Apeldoorn against the remainder of the 1st Division. The First
Canadian Army helped liberate the northeastern and western Netherlands, until the
German Army officially surrendered in early May 1945.



Specifications Achilles IIC

Dimensions
Length: 19 ft 7 in (5.97 m)
Length with gun: 23 ft 8.25 in  (7.27 m)
Width: 10 ft  (3.05 m)
Height: 8 ft 2 in  (2.9 m)
Battle Weight: 66,000 lb  (29.6 long tons)
Ground clearance: 12.3 in  (.31 m)

Armour: 0.4 in – 1.6 in  (10 – 41 mm)

Powerplant
Engine: 1 X air-cooled fuel injected 12 cylinder GM M6046 (2 X 6 cylinder GM 6-71 in
line) 210 hp each at 2,100 rpm
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 137 gal  (624 liter)
Transmission: 5 forward – 1 reverse
Range: 140 mi  (225 km)

Armament
Primary: 77 mm 17-pounder Mk. V
Ammunition: 50 rounds
Secondary: 12.7 mm Browning .50 caliber MG (AA)
Ammunition: 450 rounds
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4th Anti-Tank
Regiment Arms of
Service Insignia
5th Canadian
Armoured Division
insignia
first vehicle
C Troop
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