Tank Destroyers

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Siege Of Bastogne - Prelude - Initial Combat At Noville
... Desobry), a battalion-sized tank-infantry task force of the 10th Armored Division assigned to defend Noville located north-northeast of both Foy and of Bastogne just 4.36 mi (7.02 km) away ... With just four M18 tank destroyers of the 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion to assist, the paratroopers attacked units of the 2 ... The attack of 1st Battalion and the M18 Hellcat tank destroyers of the 705th TD Battalion together destroyed at least 30 German tanks and inflicted 500-1,000 casualties on the ...
M6 Gun Motor Carriage - Service
... With the design standardized in February 1942, 5,380 GMC 37 mm M6 tank destroyers were built between April and October, 1942, at a cost of $4,265 per unit ... American doctrine planned for tank destroyers to engage enemy tanks while tanks were used principally to support infantry ... forces (the 601st and 701st Tank Destroyer Battalions) during the campaign in Tunisia in late 1942 and early 1943 ...
List Of Polish Armoured Fighting Vehicles - Tank Destroyers
... Mark I Valentine SP 17pdr Archer tank destroyer (Used by 7th anti-tank artillery regiment of 2nd Polish Corp in Italy, 1944) SU-76 (SU-76 was one of the main tank destroyers of Polish units in Soviet army ... Poland.) SU-57 (also known as T48) (One of the least known American tank destroyers ... This SU85's wartime kill record was 2 tanks, 14 cannons, 16 mortars and 114 trucks - impressive!) 2P27 tank destroyer ...
Tank Destroyer Battalion (United States) - Sicily and Italy
... The second theater of operations for tank destroyer units was the Italian campaign, beginning with the landings in Sicily in July 1943, and continuing into ... As a result, the tank destroyers found themselves used for a variety of other tasks, most commonly local artillery support ... A report in late 1944, reviewing the use of tank destroyer units in combat, found that in practice they were often expected to fulfill the roles of armor support During the planning stage for an attack it was ...
Colmar Pocket - Battle - The Allied Attack in The North - The Push To The Colmar Canal and The Battle For Jebsheim
... the city of Colmar to the north, and open a path for the tanks of the French 5th Armored Division to drive on the railway bridge supplying the Germans in the Colmar Pocket at Neuf-Brisach ... tanks (the bridge collapsed under the weight of a tank), and so the 30th Infantry had only minimal antitank capability (bazookas and three 57 mm anti-tank guns) when ... A German counterattack, again supported by heavy tank destroyers, overran an exposed rifle company of the 15th Infantry around 0800 but was unable to drive on the bridge because of U.S ...

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    Armies, though always the supporters and tools of absolute power for the time being, are always the destroyers of it too; by frequently changing the hands in which they think proper to lodge it.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)