Tank Destroyer, Achilles and M10: British Army Anti-Tank Units, Western Europe, 1944-1945

Tank Destroyer, Achilles and M10: British Army Anti-Tank Units, Western Europe, 1944-1945

by Dennis Oliver


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In this heavily illustrated volume in the TankCraft series Dennis Oliver focuses on the Achilles – the British variant of the American M10 – which was one of the most important Allied tank destroyers of the Second World War. It played a key role in the armored battles fought on the Western Front, in particular in France, the Low Countries, Germany and Italy.

Built on an adapted Sherman chassis, with sloped armor, an open-topped turret and powerful 17-pounder gun, it was designed to counter the threat posed by the formidable panzers deployed by the German army toward the end of the conflict, in particular the Panther and Tiger tanks.

The book covers the design and operational history of the Achilles in close detail, using rare archive photographs and meticulously researched color illustrations, as well as a detailed, authoritative text.

A key section displays available model kits and aftermarket products, complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted models in various scales. Technical details as well as modifications introduced during production and in the field are also examined providing everything the modeler needs to recreate an accurate representation of these historic armored fighting vehicles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526741905
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 04/25/2019
Series: TankCraft Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,137,187
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Dennis Oliver is the author of over twenty books on Second World War armored vehicles.

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