Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Buff My M10 Armor Update

Author: Vollketten
Photos by: Projet_154

A few weeks ago, I wrote a short piece on the uparmoring of M10’s in Europe in 1944/45 making use of those armored bosses on the sides and front. During that piece I mentioned what may well be the only surviving M10 with fabricated armor on its sides at Hackenberg in France.

Well, player Projet_154 deserves a huge round of applause as he very kindly visited that vehicle and obtained the elusive measurements for the side armor.

Conjoined side plates up-close on right hand side of the tank. Each side plate was measured as being 18mm thick and spaced 17mm from the sides of the hull.

Side plate seen from the rear showing the gap nicely.

The limit of the armor on the front right hand side where it has been removed/lost/damaged or never applied in the first place.

Same side but showing the turret sides where (and I guess I didn't notice before) the studs from the bosses have been removed. We can speculate that the sides were also uparmored and that this was removed at some point.

So, there we have it in a nutshell, we had the plans and intention to uparmor it in the last post, some examples of where it had been done in combat and now some actual measurements on it too thanks to Projet_154. So that just leaves one final thing to do, WG.

Also if you do use these photos elsewhere please be sure to credit them to Projet_154.

Buff my M10 Armor: http://ritastatusreport.blogspot.nl/2015/04/buff-my-m10-armor.html