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.

On November 21, 1941 General George Marshall activated what would become a tank
destroyer force. In order to develop and train personnel 300 Texas farmers had their land
expropriated and Camp Hood was created, named after General John Bell Hood. The
camp quickly expanded beyond just a TD training facility, with upwards of 100,000
soldiers being trained for various functions within the Army. Late in WWII 4,000 German
POWs were interned there. The TD Battalions motto was Seek, Strike, Destroy and their
emblem a Black Panther. A painting of “Crunchin’ Kitty” is painted under the rear of the
turret on “Pistol Packin’ Mama”.


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
HG3417
M10 US Tank Destroyer
'Pistol Packin Mama' US TD School, Texas, 1943
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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