History of War

M10 & M10A1 TANK DESTROYER

“TANK DESTROYERS WERE NEVER CONCEIVED TO STAND AND FIGHT IN OPEN ARMOUR-VERSUS-ARMOUR CONFRONTATIONS”

As the German blitzkrieg swept across Europe in the early days of World War II, American military planners watched with interest. The armoured spearheads of Wehrmacht forces had breached enemy lines and plunged deeply into rear areas, wreaking havoc and swiftly disrupting organised resistance.

In preparation for the inevitable entry of American forces into the conflict, the US Army developed the tank destroyer doctrine, which

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