Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
HG3411
Achilles IIc
Polish 1st Armored Division
Netherlands, Autumn 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
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 M10s 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.

The Polish 1st Armored Division was created in February 1942 in Scotland with
approximately 16,000 members. After the break out from the beaches of Normandy the
Polish troops drove the Germans north along the English Channel coast, through
Holland. They managed to liberate several cities along the one. One town, Breda was
liberated without the loss of any civilians because of an outflanking maneuver by General
Maczek and his men. The 1st also took part in the Allied push into Germany to end WWII
in Europe.



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   (10 - 41 mm)

Powerplant
Engine: 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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