M-10 Tank Destroyer
Hull Top Drawing
showing correct angles
by Nam, won-seok
proudly supported by Squadron.com
I have noticed that the Academy M-10 (Achilles) hull is too steeply
angled when I compare it to photographs of the real thing.
Recently I had a chance to measure a real M-36 placed at a war
memorial museum in Seoul, Korea. My measurement was done using a
protractor and a tape ruler. It may not be100% accurate but it
should be reasonably accurate.
I drew the revised measurements using a CAD program. I compared my
own drawing to Cookie Sewell's drawing in Finescale Modeler on May
1995. The two drawings are very similar but slightly different here
and there. Based on my measurement and some pictures on Squadron in
Action, the Academy hull top (the top most) line looks accurate
(120.4mm x 63.5mm in 1/35). After cutting the plastic plate using my
drawing as a template and adding on Academy hull with necessary
modification on hull front plate and side bottom plate, the result
is more realistic M-10 hull.
The measurement units in the drawing is 'mm' in 1/35 scale and the
angle is 'degree'.
A larger version (1280 pixels wide) of
Nam's drawing may be seen by
clicking the thumbnail below:
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Created 04 August 2002
11 August 2002
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