British M10 Gun Motor Carriage at Goch (Cleves)

British M10 Gun Motor Carriage at Goch (Cleves)
Here we see the rear end of an M10 Gun Motor Carriage (Tank Destroyer) in British service. The vehicle is watching a German roadblock in Goch, near Cleves, just inside Germany. This is a late-production M10, identifiable by the 'duck-bill' counterweight at the rear of the turret. The gun isn't visible, so it isn't possible to tell if this is a standard M10 (Wolverine in British service), or one that had been converted to carry the 17pdr anti-tank gun (the Achilles). The original wartime caption calls it a 'Firefly', which suggests that this might be an Achilles, as the Sherman Firefly carried the same 17pdr gun.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (24 February 2014), British M10 Gun Motor Carriage at Goch (Cleves) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_m10_late_goch.html

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