British Army Modifications To M-10 Tank Destroyer

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British Army Modifications To M-10 Tank Destroyer

Post by Richard Stone » 07 Apr 2020 01:00

The attached report was taken from the February 1945 issue of the US Army 'Tank Destroyer Information Letter’. This publication was a monthly report that discussed tank destroyer combat and equipment.

The following report discusses 3 modifications made to the M-10 Tank Destroyer by the British 73rd Anti-Tank Regiment of the British Second Army.

Two interesting items are the manufacture of an armored cover made from parts of German Armored Cars and the installation of 1/2” thick spaced armor to the hull exterior to defeat shaped charge weapons.
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Re: British Army Modifications To M-10 Tank Destroyer

Post by Andy H » 07 Apr 2020 16:40

Thanks for posting Richard

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Re: British Army Modifications To M-10 Tank Destroyer

Post by Richard Anderson » 07 Apr 2020 17:07

As designed, the 3" GMC T35E1/M10 was originally provided with attachment points for additional armor up to one inch in thickness...but then was never so equipped by U.S. Army Tank Destroyer units in the field. However, IIRC, various makeshift turret roofs were created in the ETOUSA and Ordnance did develop one as an ad-on feature...which again never got to the field.
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Re: British Army Modifications To M-10 Tank Destroyer

Post by LIVERPAUL80 » 10 Jun 2020 20:55

Hi Guys, I've been trying to trace the Journey of my Great Uncle Frank Ambrose who was a Gunner in the 73rd Anti-Tank Regiment. Thought I'd show you this as I believe it's one of the modified M10s. I believe this photo was taken on the border of Holland and Germany in 1944 near Nijmegen. He was killed not long after, at the beginning of 1945.
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