US Army M10 GMC Normandy 70th Anniversary 1/35 Academy

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The astonishing success of German armor tactics in 1940 prompted U.S. forces to adopt a doctrine requiring dedicated new tank destroyers to counter them. After going down a few different design routes at the start of the process, they eventually hit upon the highly successful M10 design with well-sloped (if rather thin, to keep the vehicle light and maneuverable) armor plate, and the highly capable 3-inch (76.2mm) gun. Over 4,900 were produced, and took part in Operation Torch (the invasion of N. Africa), as well as fighting in Italy and the advance upon Germany that would bring the exhausting conflict to a close.

Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s suggested colors.


Product Details:

Scale: 1/35
Skill Level: 4
Length: 7.7”
Height: 3.5”
Parts: 475+
- Painting and assembly required
- 10 sprues
- Molded in high-quality plastic
- One decal sheet
- Includes thread
- One-piece black flexible tracks
- One-piece lower and upper hulls
- One photo-etched fret
- Early version turret
- Newly molded upper hull, turret and transmission cover
- Markings for eight units
- Optional parts for early, mid or late version
- External accessories

- Includes decals and paint guides for the following versions:

  1. US 702nd TD, Normandy, France, July 1944
  2. US 601st TD, Anzio, Italy, May 1944
  3. US 703rd TD, near Paris, France, August 1944
  4. US 703rd TD, near Aachen, Germany, October 1944
  5. 72nd Anti-Tank Regiment RA, Italy, August 1944
  6. French 5th AD, 11th Regiment, Bas-Rhin, France, January 1945
  7. French 2nd AD, Paris, France, July 1944
  8. French 5th AD, Aachen, Germany, April 1945

- Illustrated instructions and paint guide


Paint Guide:

Flat Black
Flat White
Red Brown
Gloss Black
Olive Drab
Clear Red