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Unimax Forces of Valor 85078
M10 Wolverine Diecast Model
US Army, France, 1944, w/8 Figures

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

The M10 tank destroyer was a United States tank destroyer of World War II based on the chassis of the M4 Sherman tank fitted with the 3-inch (76.2 mm) Gun M7. Formally 3-inch Gun Motor Carriage, M10, it was numerically the most important U.S. tank destroyer of World War II and combined a nearly all-sloped armor adaptation of the Sherman hull and drivetrain, with a reasonably potent anti-tank weapon emplaced within an open-topped, 360 degree rotation turret mount for its main armament, establishing the American style of World War II "tank destroyer"-designation, fully tracked ordnance platform. This was quite unlike the previous M3 GMC, whose gun was capable of only limited traverse, as essentially an adaptation of a self-propelled artillery platform. Despite the introduction of more-powerful types as replacements, it remained in service until the end of the war, and its chassis was later reused with a new turret to create the M36 Jackson, which used a 90mm gun instead of the 76.2mm gun. It was christened the Wolverine by the British, although unlike other vehicle names such as the M4 Sherman, the name was not adopted by American Soldiers, who called it TD (a nickname for any tank destroyer in general) beyond its formal designation.

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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Forces of Valor

The "Forces of Valor" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.

"Forces of Valor" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Moving tracks on detailed rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.

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