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 January 1942 the 104th Infantry Anti-Tank Battalion, 45th Infantry Division became the
804th Tank Destroyer Battalion. On February 13, 1943 the battalion arrived in Oran,
Algeria and began training French troops how to use the M10. Just days short of one
year in North Africa the 804th landed in Naples, Italy and fought at the Gustav Line. By
June 4, 1944 the unit had entered Rome and on to Livorno by mid July. Then in
September 1944 they crossed the Arno River to the Gothic Line. Many commanders
used the M10 as fire bases because of their vulnerability to small arms fire and preferred
to use regular tanks for street fights. They finally broke into the Po River Valley and
crossed the river on April 27, 1945.

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
HG3418
M10 US Tank Destroyer
804th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Italy 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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