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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series HG3419
M10 Wolverine Diecast Model
US Army 803rd Tank Destroyer Btn, England, 1944

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

The 803rd Tank Destroyer Battalion originated as the 103rd Anti-Tank Battalion on September 30, 1940 made up of men from the Washington National Guard. On February 10, 1941 the unit was federalized and re-designated the 803rd TD Battalion on December 12, 1941. On June 24, 1943 the 803rd left for England and were sent into to battle with their M10s at Omaha Beach June 13, 1944. They took part in the capture of St. Lo in July, fought their way across Northern France, Belgium and Holland and reached the Siegfried Line in September. The 803rd TDB took part in actions at such well known laces as Aachen, Hurtgen Forest, the Ardennes in time for the Battle of the Bulge. From here the battalion once again fought against the Siegfried Line and converted to M36s in February 1945. Their battles continued as they fought their way across the Rhine River and helped end the Ruhr Pocket before pivoting south through Austria and finally into Czechoslovakia.

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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