Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
Achilles IIC
1st Anti-tank Reg., Polish 1st Armoured Div.,
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 using the carriage of the M4
tank and a 3-inch M7 AA Gun. 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 known as Achilles.

Once the Allies were able to break out of the Normandy beach head the Polish 1st
Armoured Regiment began pushing the German forces back along the English Channel
shore through Belgium into the Netherlands liberating many towns along the way. One of
the weapons the Polish Armour used was the up-gunned M10 with the British 17pdr gun
that had been nicknamed by the Canadians as the “Wolverine”. The Polish 1st Armoured
Division spent the winter of 1944-45 in the Netherlands south of the Rhine before the
Allied push into German.

Specifications Achilles IIC

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)

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)

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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