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Academy 1/35 US Army M10 GMC "Anniv.70 Normandy Invasion 1944" ACA13288
The M10 was a U.S. tank destroyer of World War II based on the chassis of the M4 Sherman tank fitted with the 3-inch (76.2mm) Gun M7. Previously known as the 3-inch Gun Motor Carriage, M10, it was the most important U.S. tank destroyer of World War II in terms of numbers produced and combined a nearly all-sloped armor adaptation of the Sherman hull and drivetrain, with a potent anti-tank weapon within an open-topped, 360º rotation turret mount for its main armament. This was different from the M3 GMC, whose main armament was capable of only a limited traverse, given that it was essentially an adaptation of a self-propelled artillery platform.
The M10 remained in service until the end of the war and its chassis was later re-employed with a new turret to create the M36 Jackson tank, which used a 90mm gun instead of the 76.2mm.
The M10 was dubbed the Wolverine by British troops, 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.