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HobbyMaster Prebuilt 1/72 US M10 Tank Destroyer 601st Tank Destroyer Bttn HG3423
HobbyMaster Prebuilt 1/72 US M10 Tank Destroyer 601st Tank Destroyer Bttn HG3423
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 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion was formed in December 1941 and first deployed to
Europe in 1942. In July 1943 the 601st TDB was re-equipped with the M10. After
capturing Naples the 5th Army reached the Volturno River. This was a German defensive
line meant to act as a delaying tactic to give German forces a chance to withdraw to their
next defensive line. With the M10 dug in to protect the frontal armor they acted as artillery
against the German forces across the river and helped drive the enemy back toward
Rome.

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HobbyMaster Prebuilt 1/72 US M10 Tank Destroyer 601st Tank Destroyer Bttn HG3423

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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 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion was formed in December 1941 and first deployed to
Europe in 1942. In July 1943 the 601st TDB was re-equipped with the M10. After
capturing Naples the 5th Army reached the Volturno River. This was a German defensive
line meant to act as a delaying tactic to give German forces a chance to withdraw to their
next defensive line. With the M10 dug in to protect the frontal armor they acted as artillery
against the German forces across the river and helped drive the enemy back toward
Rome.

We are not responsible for any taxes, duty, VAT, customs or other fees on the receiver’s end.

Check out our other items, and save on shipping! Shipping discounts automatically calculated at time of purchase.

Please complete all your shopping before checking out, we cannot combine shipping on separate orders.

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