Achilles Tank Destroyer on road to Ferrara
Here we see British troops resting close to an Achilles Tank Destroyer, the official name for a British version of the American M10 Tank Destroyer that was armed with the potent 17-pounder anti-tank gun. It was officially designated the 17 pounder, Self-Propelled, Achilles, but mainly known as the 17pdr M10. The powerful gun made it one of the most effective anti-tank weapons in the Allied armoury, alongside the similar Sherman Firefly. This picture was taken during the British advance towards Ferrara and the Po Plain during Operation Buckland, after the breakthrough at the Argenta Gap.
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