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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series HG3417
M10 Wolverine Diecast Model
US Army Tank Destroyer School, Pistol Packin Mama , Camp Hood, TX, 1943

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
M10 Wolverine   3.75"   1.75"

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".

M10 Wolverine

Designed to fulfill a new combined-arms doctrine that emphasized the need for infantry support and exploitation, the M10 tank destroyer first entered service in Tunisia in 1943. Called "Wolverine" by the British (a name that was never adopted by US soldiers), the M10 was lightly armored and therefore more maneuverable than a typical tank. Its powerful 3" M7 gun fired armor-piercing M79 shot, which made it an effective weapon against enemy tanks. Upon its debut it was capable of destroying most German tanks, but by 1944 the newer German Tiger and Panther proved too formidable for it, though it remained in service through the end of the war.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale M-10 Wolverine is constructed almost entirely from plastic, with the exception of the diecast metal bottom hull, which gives this model its characteristic weight. The opened top turret reveals a pivoting metal cannon and breech, six ammo rounds with bronze casings, three crew seats and a 50 cal machine gun with attached ammo can. When the turret is removed completely, additional details such as forward driver seats, additional ammo and diamond plated deck can be seen. The hull features shielded headlights and taillights, hand-painted battlefield equipment such as shovels, hatchets and hammers, and a beautifully recreated vertical volute spring suspension system.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.

Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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