M36 Tank Destroyer Platoon
includes four Resin M36 Tank Destroyers with crew and plastic parts sprue, two Tank Stowage sprues, one Decal sheet & eight Rare-earth magnets.
As German tanks became harder to deal with, the tank destroyer arm decided to up-gun their M10s with the M3 90mm anti-aircraft gun. A larger turret was designed to hold the new weapon and a power motor installed to rotate it. The US home front converted over 1300 M10A1 chassis (based on the M4A3 Sherman chassis) and designated the new vehicle as the M36 90mm GMC. The destroyer quickly took on the nickname Jackson among the troops.
The first M36s arrived in Europe in August 1944, but were not passed on to front line units until September where a few battalions were fully re-equipped, while others slowly replaced their M10s as needed.
The M36s came into their own during the Ardennes fighting where they were able to trade shots with the feared Panther tank from the front.
The Ford V8 engine improved the performance of the M4A3 series of tanks. Its power gave them a good top speed, while its robustness and reliability allowed them to take advantage of this without worrying about breaking down.
Tanks that use the Detroit’s Finest special rule have a Movement Distance of 14”/35cm on Roads or Cross-country Terrain.
The M36 Tank Destroyer in Flames Of War
M36 90mm GMC
Mobility: Standard Tank
Armour Side: 2
Armour Top: 0
0.50cal AA MG, Detroit´s finest
Weapon: M3 90mm gun
Rate of Fire: 2
A Tank Destroyer Platoon uses the US Tank Destroyers special rules found on page 238 of the rulebook.
A Tank Destroyer Platoon is a Reconnaissance Platoon.
A Tank Destroyer Platoon is made up of a Tank Destroyer Section and a Security Section.
Description of Components
4x Plastic Sherman sprue.
4x Resin M36 turrets.
4x Resin M36 hulls.
4x Crew figure variant A.
4x Crew figure variant B.
4x Crew figure variant C.
4x M3 90mm gun barrels.
8x Rare earth magents.
1x Stowage sprue #1.
1x Stowage sprue #2.
1x US tank decal sheet with Stars and tank serial numbers.
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