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{{Specs-Card|code=fr_m10}}
 
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{{About
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' ('''{{Specs|pseudonym}}''') is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} French tank destroyer {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.75 "La Résistance"]].
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The M10 GMC takes much from the [[M4A2|M4A2 Sherman]] which it was derived from. The drivetrain is identical with the drive shaft running from the engine in the rear to the front transmission and sprockets. The hull is sloped to a larger degree. The [[M7 (76 mm)|3-inch (76 mm) cannon]] originally mounted on the experimental M6 Heavy Tank lacks the muzzle brake of the 76 mm M1A2 gun used on the later Rank III Sherman's and the [[M18 Hellcat]]. The turret is a pentagonal shaped M5 Mount type.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpfull for survival in combat?''
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''If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.''-->
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The armour of the M10 GMC is essencially decent for the rank, and with proper angling is able to ricochet a lot of shells, however, the armour is not thick enough to resist any of the stronger tank weapons of Rank II and above. The sides and back are quite thin and are not able to resist most weapons stronger than a 12.7 machine gun. The front of the turret can often eat shells as the shell will fragment on the initial armour, and the massive breach of the 76mm cannon will often absorb most if not all of the fragmentation, leaving the crew untouched, allowing for a retreat and repair without crew losses. The turret's top is open and because it that it is quite vanurable to HE shells and planes, being able to survive artillery barrages that fall nearby due to the fact that the crew is protected by the angled sides of the turret.
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'''Armour Type:'''  
  
''If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.''
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*Rolled homogeneous armour
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*Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet, Transmission area)
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*Structural steel (Counterweight)
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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! Armour !! Front (Slope angle) !! Sides !! Rear !! Roof
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|-
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| Hull || 38.1 mm (55°) <br> 50.8 mm (7-55°) ''Transmission area'' || 19.05 mm (38°) ''Top'' <br> 25.4 mm ''Bottom'' || 19.05 mm (28°) ''Top'' <br> 25.4 mm (7-52°) ''Bottom'' || 19.05 mm ''Front'' <br> 9.5 mm ''Rear''
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|-
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| Turret || 25.4 mm (68-89°) ''Turret front'' <br> 57.15 mm (0-47°) ''Gun mantlet'' || 25.4 mm (24-47°) || 25.4 mm (30-47°) ''Turret rear'' <br> 50 mm (0-50°) ''Counterweight'' || N/A
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|-
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|}
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'''Notes:'''
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* Suspensions wheels are 20 mm thick, bogies are 10 mm thick, and tracks are 20 mm thick.
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* Belly armour is 12.7 mm thick.
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* Hull rear sides are protected by attached grousers that gives 20 mm of extra armour.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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The {{PAGENAME}} has essentially the same mobility features as the [[M4]] Sherman tank. When spaded, the tank is able to move quite fast in a straight line, going slightly below or even up to its max speed. The turning speed is not that great and the reverse speed does not have much going for it either. The {{PAGENAME}} struggles while driving on inclines due to its narrow tracks. In conclusion, the mobility is average and it is able to reach wanted positions reasonably fast.
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
''Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibilty of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: <code><nowiki>{{main|Name of the weapon}}</nowiki></code>. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.''
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{{main|M7 (76 mm)}}
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The 3-inch (76 mm) cannon is a wonderful and powerful gun. APCBC ammo can penetrate any tank on the battlefield even from long range. Because APCBC has enough penetration, the AP ammo is less useful. It is not a bad idea to carry HE ammo as well to fight lightly armoured and open top tanks like the [[M16 MGMC|M16 SPAA]]. The powerful gun and potent ammunition make the M10 a good sniper vehicle at it's battle rating, especially with its -10° gun depression, giving the M10 the ability to maximize a hull-down position. Unfortunately, even though this tank destroyer does feature a turret, its turret rotation speed is extremely slow (< 4.0°/s) due to its historic configuration of only possessing a hand crank for the turret traverse.
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="6" | [[M7_(76_mm)|76 mm M7]]
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|-
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! colspan="3" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity
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! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
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! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
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! rowspan="1" | Stabilizer
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|-
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| colspan="3" | 54 || -10°/+30° || ±180° || N/A
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|-
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! colspan="6" | Turret rotation speed (°/s)
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|-
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! style="width:4em" |Mode
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! style="width:4em" |Stock
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! style="width:4em" |Upgraded
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! style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
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! style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
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! style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
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|-
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| ''Arcade'' || 2.70 || 3.70 || 4.50 || __._ || __._
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|-
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| ''Realistic'' || 2.70 || 3.10 || 3.77 || 4.23 || 4.50
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|-
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! colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
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|-
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Stock
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
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| 8.10 || 7.15 || 6.68 || 6.30
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|-
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|}
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===== Ammunition =====
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
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|-
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! colspan="6" | '''Penetration''' '''''in mm''''' '''@ 90°'''
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|-
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! 10m
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! 100m
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! 500m
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! 1000m
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! 1500m
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! 2000m
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| M62 Shell || APCBC || 149 ||146||133||119||106||95
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| M42A1 Shell || HE || 7 || 7 || 7 || 7 || 7 || 7
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|-
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| M79 Shot || AP ||134||132||121||109||99||89
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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! colspan="11" | Shell details
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! rowspan="2" |Velocity <br /> in m/s
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! rowspan="2" |Projectile<br />Mass in kg
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! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse delay''
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''in m:''
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! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse sensitivity''
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''in mm:''
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! rowspan="2" | ''Explosive Mass in g<br /> (TNT equivalent):''
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! rowspan="2" | ''Normalization At 30° <br> from horizontal:''
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! colspan="3" | ''Ricochet:''
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|-
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! 0%
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! 50%
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! 100%
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| M62 Shell || APCBC || 792 || 7 || 1.2 ||14|| 63.7 || +4° || 48° || 63° || 71°
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| M42A1 Shell || HE || 800 ||5.84|| 0.1 || 0.5 || 390 || +0° || 79° || 80° || 81°
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| M79 Shot || AP || 792 || 6.8 || N/A || N/A || N/A || -1° || 47° || 60° || 65°
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|-
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|}
  
=== Additional armament ===
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===== [[Ammo racks|Ammo racks]] =====
''Some tanks are armed with several guns in one or more turrets. Evaluate the additional weaponry and give advice on its use. Describe the ammunition available for additional weaponry. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage. If there is no additional weaponry remove this subsection.''
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[[File:Ammoracks_M10_GMC.png|right|thumbnail|Ammo racks of the M10|300px]]
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center"
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |Full<br /> ammo
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |1st<br />  rack empty
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |2nd<br />  rack empty
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |3rd<br />  rack empty
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |4th<br />  rack empty
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |5th<br />  rack empty
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |6th<br />  rack empty
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |Visual<br /> discrepancy
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|| '''54''' || 52&nbsp;''(+2)'' || 49&nbsp;''(+5)'' || 37&nbsp;''(+17)'' || 25&nbsp;''(+29)'' || 13&nbsp;''(+41)'' || 1&nbsp;''(+53)'' || style="text-align:center" | No
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=== Machine guns ===
 
=== Machine guns ===
''Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft, but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.''
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{{main|Browning M2 (12.7 mm)}}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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|-
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! colspan="7" | ''Pintle mount''
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|-
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! colspan="4" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity (Belt capacity)
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! rowspan="1" | Fire rate <br> (shots/minute)
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! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
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! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
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| colspan="4" | 300 (200) || 576 || -10°/+28° || ±60°
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|-
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|}
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== Usage in battles ==
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The M10 is a support vehicle. Find a good sniping position and lay behind the team taking out enemy tanks from a distance. Try to stay away from enemy tanks to avoid getting destroyed quickly.
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The best way to survive combat situations is to find a hull down location. The M10 has enough gun depression to use many hull down locations, and it has a strong enough turret front and mantlet to consistently cause ricochets. From there, well aimed shots should be able to knock out most enemy tanks at the battle-rating range from long range.
  
== Usage in the battles ==
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If fighting in a close quarter’s environment, do not try to push forward without support. Stay behind friendly tanks in order to support them without being shot at. If in an urban scenario on maps like [[Poland (Ground Forces)|Poland]] or [[Normandy (Ground Forces)|Normandy]], utilize the tank's turning speed to rotate the turret to the right angle. But, the best option is still to find a hull down location. For example, in [[Normandy (Ground Forces)|Normandy]], the best location is towards the C point, where there are hills and dips that can be used to hide the hull, while giving a good view of the battlefield.
''Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''
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The M10 has a very slow turret rotation speed, but the M10 can traverse faster than it can rotate its turret and use its high speed when at high gear to produce some interesting skids via the physics engine to swerve the M10 and angle its gun at an enemy tank around the corner. It is recommended to understand and get a good feel of the M10's mobility and horsepower on dirt and paved roads before attempting this stunt. The low turret rotation speed means that a M10 player must always be aware of where the enemy tanks are, because they will not be able to turn the turret quickly if the enemy is able to flank the M10. In addition, the M10's side armour is weak, and the ammunition storage is in the hull sides, so if the enemy is able to shoot the M10 at that location, it is very likely to explode the ammo rack and destroy the tank with one shot.
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Main cannon penetration and damage is very good for the rank, can knock out many tanks in one hit.
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* Good gun depression of -10°, perfect for hull-down positions.
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* Front armour profile can resist certain shots, with front glacis steeply sloped and the gun mantlet thick enough to absorb shots
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* 5 crew members to replace 3 incapacitated crew members, plus one more with [[Crew Replenishment]] modification.
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* Turreted purpose-built tank destroyer allows for wide field of fire compared to casemate designs.
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* Pintle mounted HMG can offer effective anti-aircraft fire.
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* Access to modification "[[Add-on Armor|Add-on Armour]]", that actually helps a lot.
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* Has relatively no problem when getting uptiered.
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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== Historical part ==
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* One of the slowest turret traverse in the game.
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* Top hull armour is extremely thin.
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* Easy to one-shot from the side by exploding the ammo rack.
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* Poor turning abilities, especially while not in motion.
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* Narrow tracks, which offer poor off-road performance.
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* Turret crew is exposed, leaving the vehicle is vulnerable when targeted by aerial attacks such as artillery or planes
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* Below average reverse speed
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== History ==
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''Main article: '''[[M10 GMC/History|History of the M10 GMC]]'''''
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
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== See also ==
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''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
  
== Read also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,''
 
 
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
''ETC.''
 
  
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== External links ==
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
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{{France tank destroyers}}

Revision as of 16:49, 21 March 2020

Rank 2, Sweden
"The Swedish revolver": SAV 20.12.48
▄3-inch Gun Motor Carriage M10
fr_m10.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.3/3.7/3.7BR
5 peopleCrew
87 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
38 / 19 / 19Hull
57 / 25 / 25Turret
Mobility
30.1 tWeight
782 hp410 hpEngine power
26 hp/t14 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
44 km/h forward
5 km/h back
41 km/h forward
4 km/h back
Speed
Armament
76 mm M7 cannonMain weapon
54 roundsAmmunition
6.3 / 8.1 sReload
-10° / 30°Vertical guidance
12.7 mm M2HB machine gunMachinegun
300 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
-10° / 28°Vertical guidance
-60° / 60°Horizontal guidance
Economy
14 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
55 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 700 / 2 320/1 200 / 1 638/1 080 / 1 474Repair
16 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
55 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
270 Ge icon.pngAces
130 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
120 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png60 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the French tank destroyer M10 GMC (France). For other uses, see M10 (Disambiguation).

Description

GarageImage M10 GMC (France).jpg


The ▄3-inch Gun Motor Carriage M10 (▄M10 GMC) is a Rank II French tank destroyer with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/RB) and 3.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance".

The M10 GMC takes much from the M4A2 Sherman which it was derived from. The drivetrain is identical with the drive shaft running from the engine in the rear to the front transmission and sprockets. The hull is sloped to a larger degree. The 3-inch (76 mm) cannon originally mounted on the experimental M6 Heavy Tank lacks the muzzle brake of the 76 mm M1A2 gun used on the later Rank III Sherman's and the M18 Hellcat. The turret is a pentagonal shaped M5 Mount type.

General info

Survivability and armour

The armour of the M10 GMC is essencially decent for the rank, and with proper angling is able to ricochet a lot of shells, however, the armour is not thick enough to resist any of the stronger tank weapons of Rank II and above. The sides and back are quite thin and are not able to resist most weapons stronger than a 12.7 machine gun. The front of the turret can often eat shells as the shell will fragment on the initial armour, and the massive breach of the 76mm cannon will often absorb most if not all of the fragmentation, leaving the crew untouched, allowing for a retreat and repair without crew losses. The turret's top is open and because it that it is quite vanurable to HE shells and planes, being able to survive artillery barrages that fall nearby due to the fact that the crew is protected by the angled sides of the turret.

Armour Type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet, Transmission area)
  • Structural steel (Counterweight)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 38.1 mm (55°)
50.8 mm (7-55°) Transmission area
19.05 mm (38°) Top
25.4 mm Bottom
19.05 mm (28°) Top
25.4 mm (7-52°) Bottom
19.05 mm Front
9.5 mm Rear
Turret 25.4 mm (68-89°) Turret front
57.15 mm (0-47°) Gun mantlet
25.4 mm (24-47°) 25.4 mm (30-47°) Turret rear
50 mm (0-50°) Counterweight
N/A

Notes:

  • Suspensions wheels are 20 mm thick, bogies are 10 mm thick, and tracks are 20 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 12.7 mm thick.
  • Hull rear sides are protected by attached grousers that gives 20 mm of extra armour.

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock AoA Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 44 5 29.6 0.5 582 782 19.66 25.98
Realistic 41 4 363 410 12.26 13.62

The M10 GMC (France) has essentially the same mobility features as the M4 Sherman tank. When spaded, the tank is able to move quite fast in a straight line, going slightly below or even up to its max speed. The turning speed is not that great and the reverse speed does not have much going for it either. The M10 GMC (France) struggles while driving on inclines due to its narrow tracks. In conclusion, the mobility is average and it is able to reach wanted positions reasonably fast.

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: M7 (76 mm)

The 3-inch (76 mm) cannon is a wonderful and powerful gun. APCBC ammo can penetrate any tank on the battlefield even from long range. Because APCBC has enough penetration, the AP ammo is less useful. It is not a bad idea to carry HE ammo as well to fight lightly armoured and open top tanks like the M16 SPAA. The powerful gun and potent ammunition make the M10 a good sniper vehicle at it's battle rating, especially with its -10° gun depression, giving the M10 the ability to maximize a hull-down position. Unfortunately, even though this tank destroyer does feature a turret, its turret rotation speed is extremely slow (< 4.0°/s) due to its historic configuration of only possessing a hand crank for the turret traverse.

76 mm M7
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
54 -10°/+30° ±180° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 2.70 3.70 4.50 __._ __._
Realistic 2.70 3.10 3.77 4.23 4.50
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
8.10 7.15 6.68 6.30
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 90°
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
M62 Shell APCBC 149 146 133 119 106 95
M42A1 Shell HE 7 7 7 7 7 7
M79 Shot AP 134 132 121 109 99 89
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
M62 Shell APCBC 792 7 1.2 14 63.7 +4° 48° 63° 71°
M42A1 Shell HE 800 5.84 0.1 0.5 390 +0° 79° 80° 81°
M79 Shot AP 792 6.8 N/A N/A N/A -1° 47° 60° 65°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the M10
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
54 52 (+2) 49 (+5) 37 (+17) 25 (+29) 13 (+41) (+53) No

Machine guns

Main article: Browning M2 (12.7 mm)
12.7 mm M2HB
Pintle mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
300 (200) 576 -10°/+28° ±60°

Usage in battles

The M10 is a support vehicle. Find a good sniping position and lay behind the team taking out enemy tanks from a distance. Try to stay away from enemy tanks to avoid getting destroyed quickly.

The best way to survive combat situations is to find a hull down location. The M10 has enough gun depression to use many hull down locations, and it has a strong enough turret front and mantlet to consistently cause ricochets. From there, well aimed shots should be able to knock out most enemy tanks at the battle-rating range from long range.

If fighting in a close quarter’s environment, do not try to push forward without support. Stay behind friendly tanks in order to support them without being shot at. If in an urban scenario on maps like Poland or Normandy, utilize the tank's turning speed to rotate the turret to the right angle. But, the best option is still to find a hull down location. For example, in Normandy, the best location is towards the C point, where there are hills and dips that can be used to hide the hull, while giving a good view of the battlefield.

The M10 has a very slow turret rotation speed, but the M10 can traverse faster than it can rotate its turret and use its high speed when at high gear to produce some interesting skids via the physics engine to swerve the M10 and angle its gun at an enemy tank around the corner. It is recommended to understand and get a good feel of the M10's mobility and horsepower on dirt and paved roads before attempting this stunt. The low turret rotation speed means that a M10 player must always be aware of where the enemy tanks are, because they will not be able to turn the turret quickly if the enemy is able to flank the M10. In addition, the M10's side armour is weak, and the ammunition storage is in the hull sides, so if the enemy is able to shoot the M10 at that location, it is very likely to explode the ammo rack and destroy the tank with one shot.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Main cannon penetration and damage is very good for the rank, can knock out many tanks in one hit.
  • Good gun depression of -10°, perfect for hull-down positions.
  • Front armour profile can resist certain shots, with front glacis steeply sloped and the gun mantlet thick enough to absorb shots
  • 5 crew members to replace 3 incapacitated crew members, plus one more with Crew Replenishment modification.
  • Turreted purpose-built tank destroyer allows for wide field of fire compared to casemate designs.
  • Pintle mounted HMG can offer effective anti-aircraft fire.
  • Access to modification "Add-on Armour", that actually helps a lot.
  • Has relatively no problem when getting uptiered.

Cons:

  • One of the slowest turret traverse in the game.
  • Top hull armour is extremely thin.
  • Easy to one-shot from the side by exploding the ammo rack.
  • Poor turning abilities, especially while not in motion.
  • Narrow tracks, which offer poor off-road performance.
  • Turret crew is exposed, leaving the vehicle is vulnerable when targeted by aerial attacks such as artillery or planes
  • Below average reverse speed

History

Main article: History of the M10 GMC

Media

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See also

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