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 December 1941 it was decided to renumber the Anti Tank Battalions in the 600, 700
and 800 series. The 93rd, 94th and 99th Infantry Anti-Tank Battalions became the 893rd,
894th and 899th Tank Destroyer Battalions. After fighting in North Africa the 894th
landed in Italy in October 1943 and on January 25 1944 were transferred to Anzio. Their
task was to support the British troops and equipment. On February 3rd the Germans
began a counter attack that cut off elements of British troops and of the 894th. For about
10 days the 894th M10s made heavy use of their M7 main guns as well as repelling
several infantry attacks by using their .50 cal machine guns. Eventually the 894th and
British troops were able to break out and reach the safety of their own lines.

Specifications M10 Tank Destroyer

Country of Origin: USA

Entered Service in: 1942

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

Dimensions
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

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

Armament
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

Performance
Road Speed: 51 km/h  (32 mph)
Range: 300 km  (186 miles)
Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
HG3416
M10 Tank Destroyer
894th Tank Destroyer Battalion
Anzio, Feb 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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