FANDOM


M10 Wolverine
M10 Wolverine
'

Unit

Armoured Vehicle

Type

Tank Destroyers

Class

Turreted Tank Destroyer

Special Abilities

None

Parameters

6.83m long, 3.05m wide, 2.57m tall and 29.6 tons

Weight

No information

Main Weapon

No information

Standard Weapon(s)

No information

Country of Origin

USA

Operator(s)

USA, USSR

Manufacturer(s)

General Motors, Ford

Prototyped

1942

Built

6706

Number Built

No information

Entered Service

1943

Fate

Out of service 1945

The 3-inch Gun Motor Carriage, M10 was a US turreted tank destroyer based on the chassis of the M4 Sherman. Although better replacements were made, the M10 was kept in service until the end of World War II. The only people who called it the Wolverine were the British; the Americans called it the M10 TD. There were 6706 vehicles built.

HistoryEdit

The Americans needed a series of tank destroyers to counter the German Blitzkrieg tactics by driving forward into any gap or break in enemy lines and taking out any enemies that come accross their path. The American tank destroyers had to have less armour and better guns than normal tanks of their age, as well as a turret instead of a partially traversing gun. The T35 prototype had a sloped circular, open-topped turret like that of the M6 heavy tank. This was further developed and taken into production as the M10 Wolverine.

The M10 Wolverine used a M4A2 chassis with an open-topped turret with a 3" gun M7 mounted on it. This had two big counterweights on the back. A .50 Browning M2HB was mounted on the top of the turret and each crewmember had their own weapon for self-defense.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.