1/48 British M10 IIC Achilles (Tamiya)


Artikelnummer: T32582

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Warning! This model kit allows you to create the „base“ of a dustified unit. It wasn’t produced by Dust Studio and can be more complicated or different quality than you are used to. It can only be a base to more „dustification“ with weapon spruces and model elements from the game itself, or will create a separate unit usable in the game. It’s made in 1/48 which is the scale used on all Dust 1947 models.

The 17 pounder, Self-Propelled, Achilles was a British variant of the American M10 tank destroyer armed with the British Ordnance QF 17 pounder 76.2 mm (3 inch) anti-tank gun in place of the equipped 3 inch (76.2 mm) Gun M7. With a total of 1,100 M10s converted, the 17 pdr SP Achilles was the second most numerous armoured fighting vehicle to see service armed with the 17 pounder gun, behind the Sherman Firefly.

The name „Achilles“ was officially a designation applied to both the 3″ gun and 17 pounder versions (as Achilles I/II and Achilles Ic/IIc respectively) but was little used during the Second World War; at the time, the vehicle was called 17pdr M10, or 17pdr SP M10, or even occasionally, „Firefly“. It has since become identified almost exclusively with the 17 pounder version.

Based on the M10 tank destroyed, itself based on the M4 Sherman tank chassis, the Wolverine has been mass produced by the Allied war effort. This third version of the now famous vehicle mounts an impressive array of recoiless guns or a phaser gun that can blow up any target in a single shot. Dustified version of this vehicle is a deadly antitank or anti-infantry tank that despite its size can take on the largest targets on the planet.

This set can be a base of a Wolverine unit for Dust 1947. Equiped in Bullgod or Six Shooter turret it will serve as a great addition to your allied army. 

In this set you will find a classic scale model set, recommended for experienced modelers. As the set is not a Dust Studio product the card for it can be found in Alloed Dust 1947 card set or our Dust Enslist application.