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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series HG3420
M10 Achilles Diecast Model
British Army 62nd Anti-Tank Rgt, Chelsea, Normandy, France, Summer 1944

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

The British managed to modify 124 M10s into what they called Achilles IICs in time for D-Day. These were distributed among Royal Artillery and Royal Canadian Artillery units. Achilles IIC S237811 "Chelsea" belonged to C Troop, 245 Battery, 62nd Anti-Tank Regiment, RA of the British I Corps. During "Operation Charnwood" July 8 9 1944 as a part of the Battle for Caen, Chelsea was one of 4 Achilles IICs knocked out with 4 others damaged during a German counter-attack in which the Germans lost 13 tanks.

M10 Achilles

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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