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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Antitank SP17pdr M10 (Achilles)
(also known as Achilles)


Antitank SP17pdr M10 (Achilles)

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Armour Details


 Front 57mm@45(81.0mm)
 Side  25mm@75(97.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Top  19mm@90(19.0mm)


 Front 38mm@35(46.0mm)
 Side  19mm@52(31.0mm)
 Rear  19mm@52(31.0mm)
 Top  19mm@90(19.0mm)


 Front 51mm@34(62.0mm)
 Side  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Top  13mm@90(13.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 81 mm

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 97 (mm) - Minimum 13 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1944 - Unknown
Quantity Produced -
Weight  29.45 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small -
M.G's Large -
Length 6.03 (mtr)
Width 3.08 (mtr)
Height 2.49 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 30 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 20 (mph)
Range Road 322 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 165.1982
Horse Power 375
Power/Weight 12.73 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The Antitank SP17pdr M10 (Achilles)also known as Achilles was a tank destroyer used by the british between 1944 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 3.08 metres wide, 6.03 metres long, 2.49 metres high and weighed 29.45 tonnes.

Powered by a 375hp petrol engine the Antitank SP17pdr M10 (Achilles) was capable of a road speed of 30mph and a cross country speed of 20mph. The 165.1982 gallon fuel capacity gave the Antitank SP17pdr M10 (Achilles) a road range of 322 miles

Based on the tank destroyer chassis, the vehicle was armed with a Ordnance Q.F. 17pdr with a muzzle velocity of 950m/sec which was capable of penetrating 124mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
Ordnance Q.F. 17pdr
 Calibre 76 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 950 m/sec
 Shell Weight 7.65 Kg
 Ammunition50 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 137 135 132 124 117 110 102 95
Flight Time(secs) 0.1 0.21 0.43 0.9 1.4 1.94 2.51 3.12
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 98 88 69 44 25
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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