|Seek & Destroy|
The famed Tamiya 1/35 Military Miniature Series welcomes the first major U.S. tank destroyer - the M10 - into its ranks. This versatile AFV was developed largely to give U.S. forces a potential counter to the German armor tactics which proved successful in the early stages of WWII. It utilized the successful M4A2 Sherman chassis with diesel powerplant, and mounted the 76.2mm gun in an open-top rotating turret; the hull featured extensive use of sloped armor, kept thin so as not to hinder maneuverability. Bosses were used on the turret and hull to facilitate the affixation of additional armor. Around 5,000 M10s were manufactured between September 1942 and December 1943, and it featured in action across North Africa and western Europe, its 3-inch gun and excellent maneuverability making it an asset for Allied forces.
|About the Model
This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. ★Length: 196mm, width: 88mm. ★In-depth examination of a real M10 led to this exceptionally accurate depiction of the M10 and its sloped armor. ★Marvelous interior detail includes gun breech, sight, shell racks and more. ★Mantlet and transmission covers feature depictions of cast metal surfaces. Fine weld lines are also captured.
★Driver's hatch can be assembled open or closed, and has separate periscope parts. ★Accurate belt-type recreations of T51 rubber block tracks. ★Includes 3 figures in authentic pose for use in the turret. ★2 marking options recreate Tank Destroyer Battalion M10s in WWII Europe.
★The model gives a sumptuous 1/35 rendition of the M10, complete with sloped armor and open-top turret.
★3 realistic figures are provided in action pose, and ready to fit into the confines of the turret.
★Figures depict commander, gunner and loader, and were designed for positioning vis à vis turret handles, etc.
★The transmission cover at the front of the model features fine recreation of cast metal surface irregularity.
★Vertical volute spring suspension has the horizontal support roller brace typical of mid production M10s.
★Busy and detailed turret interior includes M62 shells, folded away seat, fire extinguisher, turret ring gear, etc.
|634th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Aachen, Germany, October 1944|
|★Tamiya Color paints required for painting the U.S. Tank Destroyer M10 (Mid Production)|
|Tamiya Color||Acrylic Colors
|Tamiya Color||Acrylic Colors
||80001||XF-51 Khaki Drab||81751
||80007||XF-56 Metallic Grey||81756
|X-10 Gun Metal||81510
|X-11 Chrome Silver||81511
||80011||XF-59 Desert Yellow||81759
||80359||X-18 Semi Gloss Black||81518
||80018||XF-60 Dark Yellow||81760
|XF-1 Flat Black||81701
||80301||XF-64 Red Brown||81764
|XF-2 Flat White||81702
||80302||XF-84 Dark Iron||81784||80384|
|XF-15 Flat Flesh||81715||80315||XF-85 Rubber Black||81785||80385|
Useful tools in construction of the model|
Item 74087 Drill Bit (1.2mm)
Item 74096 Fine Drill Bit (0.8mm)
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)
|Make the details stand out!|
Items 87131, 87132, 87133 & 87140: Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray), (Dark Brown)
Adding realistic weathering effects to your model|
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick
|Present your model as it deserves to be displayed|
Item 73007 Display Case F