WW II US Tank Destroyer at Arlon
Destroyer M10 at the 'Battle of the Bulge' war museum, Arlon Belgium 2008.
See also picture #211
The American M10 (picture #4503
) was the response to the German tank destroyers.
The open turret and the light armor made the tank destroyer faster than the M4 medium tanks, but because of that the M10 was often easily destroyed. Soon after the invasion this was clear and they replaced the M10 by the M36 tank destroyer "Jackson". They British continued fighting with there version of the M10 (above picture see picture #993
) until the end of the war because it was equiped with a better gun. (See picture #993
for more info on the British version)
Picture added on 19 June 2009 at 14:38