Achilles IIC tank 75th Anti-Tank Rgt Royal Artillery 11th Armd Div Belgium winter 1944-45 Hobby Master HG3422 scale 1:72
Hobby Master ground power series 1:72 scale
Hobby Master item: HG3422
Pre-Painted by professionals
Accurate paint colors
Markings Tampo (pad) applied
True to Scale (1:72)
Weathering and insignias
Metal turret and main gun
In 1943 the US introduced the M10 as a SP anti-tank gun using the carriage of the M4 tank and a 3-inch M7 AA Gun. The British took their M10s and exchanged the 3-inch gun for the larger 17-pdr that had much better stopping power against the Panther and Tigers. They added some armor to the turret and named it Achilles. The first modified tanks went into service in 1944 and by the end of WWII 1,100 of the 1,650 M10s the British received under the Lend Lease Program became known as Achilles.
The British 11th Armored Division was formed in March 1941 and given the name “The Black Bull”. The 11th AD learned many lessons from their first encounters and went on to be one of the best British Army Divisions. Commanded by Pip Roberts the 11th AD took part in many major engagements such as Goodwood, Epsom, Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Varsity. The 75th Anti-tank Regiment Royal Artillery was equipped with the M10 with 17 pdr and towed 17 pdrs. The 11th AD was disbanded in January 1946.