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WWII U.S. Army M-10 Tank Destroyer in Italy, 1945

WWII U.S. Army M-10 Tank Destroyer in Italy, 1945

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This U.S. Army photo was taken 3 March 1945 in the Monte Terminale area of Italy during the campaign in the North Apennines. It shows an M-10 tank destroyer of the 701st Tank Destroyer Battalion (U.S. Fifth Army), as it advances along a mountain road in support of the 10th Mountain Division, which is pushing north from Poretta on Route 64 toward the Po Valley.

The M10 TD was produced by mounting a 3-inch M7 gun in an M5 mount, riding on a Sherman M4 tank chassis. The open top, pentagonal welded turret was fitted with 3600 pounds of counterweights to balance the gun weight. About 5000 M10s were produced during World War II.

In the large version of this photo, you can find a half-finished Bailey Bridge and a knocked-ou Sherman tank, as well as soldiers, destroyed homes and other features in the background. Small details of the tank destroyer and crew are visible as well.

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