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.



The 3rd Infantry Division was part of the miraculous evacuation at Dunkirk. After
this fiasco the Division spent four years in the UK training so this wouldn’t happen
again. The 3rd Division landed on Sword Beach in Normandy on D-Day and with
the help of what the British called 3 inch SPM (self-propelled mounts) M10 Mk I
and the M10 Mk II they were able to repel a German counter-offensive that
managed reach the beaches.  The 3rd fought its way through the Netherlands and
was involved in the invasion of Germany. From Sword Beach to Bremen in
northwest German the 3rd suffered 2,586 killed. At various times the 3rd Division
has been referred to as the “Iron Division” or “Iron Sides”.



Specifications M10 Tank Destroyer

Crew - 5 (commander, gunner, loader, driver, co-driver)

Weight
Combat weight - 32.6 tons   (29,574.22 kg)
Power-to-weight ratio - 12.6 hpfT

Dimensions
Overall length - 22.3 ft.   (6.83 m)
Width - 10ft.   (3.05 m)
Height - 9.5 ft.   (2.90 m)
Ground clearance - 17 inches   (43.18 cm)

Power
Engine – (2) General Motors 6046 12 cylinder, 2 cycle diesel with 850 cubic inch
displacement; 410hp
Transmission - Syncromesh transmission with 5 forward, one reverse gear
Fuel capacity - 165 gallons   (624.59 l)

Performance
Maximum speed
Road - 30mph   (48.2 km/h)
Cross-country - 20mph   (32.18 km/h)
Maximum range: 200 miles   (322 km)
Fuel consumption - 1.2 miles per gallon   (0.5 km/l)
Armament
(1) 3-inch main gun M7 in Mount M5, 54 rounds 3-inch
M62 APC projectile - muzzle velocity 2,600 ft/sec -penetration of 93mm at 500
yards at 30 degrees
M93 HVAP projectile - muzzle velocity 3,400 ft/sec -penetration of 93mm at 500
yards at 30 degrees
Maximum effective range - 16,100 yards   (14,721 m)
Gun depression/elevation - -10 to +30 degrees
(1) .50 cal. M2 HB machine gun 1,000 rounds

Armor
2.24 in   (57mm) gun mantlet
0.98 in   (25mm) turret sides
1.5 in   (38mm) upper hull front
1.97 in   (50mm) lower hull front
0.75 in   (19mm) upper hull side
0.98 in   (25mm) lower hull side
Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
HG3410
M10 Tank Destroyer "Wolverines"
British 3rd Infantry Division
Normandy 1944
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
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