M36 90mm GMC with Stowage

The M36 90mm GMC was the most powerful American Tank Destroyer of the Second World War and was produced by mounting a 90mm anti-aircraft gun on the chassis of the M10. Operational from September 1944, the M36 was one of the few US AFV's that could destroy German heavy armour from a distance. In one encounter with a Panther at 1500 yards, an M36 of the 776th TD Battalion was able to destroy the target by penetrating the turret armour.
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As the Americans became aware of the Panther and Tiger, they knew that the M10 3in Gun Motor Carriage was ineffective when engaging these new tanks past 500 metres. In September 1942 they began design of a new tank destroyer armed with the M3 90 mm gun which resulted in the M36 GMC. The first M36 prototype was completed in March 1943, with standardization in June 1944 but it was not until September 1944 that the vehicle first began to appear in the ETO. Around 1,400 M36s were produced during the war but the need for 90 mm armed tank destroyers was so great that between October and December of 1944 a further 187 were converted using the M4A3 hull and designated M36B1 (BA58). They were used in combat alongside standard M36. The M36 reached France in September 1944 and entered combat in significant numbers in October. They saw combat during General Patton's attack on Metz and during the Battle of the Bulge, serving with the 8th Armoured Division during the fighting at St. Vith. It was judged to have been the most successful tank destroyer during the battle, with the ability to penetrate German armour at useful distances. By mid-December only 236 M36's had entered service but their intervention was significant as they were far more effective than the M10 or M18 Hellcat. Also used by the 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion, they took part in Operation Dragoon, the invasion of the South of France, fighting alongside the 3rd Infantry Division, this partnership continued for the duration. By the end of the war the M36 was in use with the 601st, 607th, 610th, 628th, 629th, 630th, 645th, 654th, 656th, 691st (one company), 692nd, 702nd, 703td, 704th (partly), 705th (partly), 771st, 772nd, 773rd (partly), 774th, 776th, 802nd, 803rd, 809th (partly), 813th, 814th, 818th and 899th Tank Destroyer Battalions. The "Whip Aerial" shown is available as Accessory ACC043.
    • Weight
      49 g
    • SKU
      BA060
  • Manufacturer
    Milicast
  • Mould Ref(s)
    BA060
  • Brass Fret Ref(s)
    N/A

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