Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
Achilles IIC
75th Anti-tank Reg., Royal Artillery,
11th Armoured Div., Belgium, winter 1944-1945
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.

The British 11th Armored Division was formed in March 1941 and given the name “The
Black Bull”. The 11th AD learned many lessons from their first encounters and went on to
be one of the best British Army Divisions. Commanded by Pip Roberts the 11th AD took
part in many major engagements such as Goodwood, Epsom, Market Garden, the Battle
of the Bulge and Operation Varsity. The 75th Anti-tank Regiment Royal Artillery was
equipped with the M10 with 17 pdr and towed 17 pdrs. The 11th AD was disbanded in
January 1946.

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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