|Vehicle Type||Tank Destroyer|
|Origin & Designer||Britain/USA|
|Crew||5 (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Assistant Loader & Driver)|
|Main Armament||1 x 17 pdr L/55 OQF Mk. II Gun|
|Elevation||-5° to +20°|
|Turret Traverse||360° (Manual)|
|Gun Sight||No. 57 ML Mk. I|
|Secondary Armament||1 x .50 Cal M2HB Heavy Machine Gun (AA Mount)|
|Ammunition Carried||50 x 76mm + 1000 x .50 Cal Rounds|
|Combat Weight||29.600 kg|
|Radio||No. 19 Set|
|Armour||Hull Front: 51mm.|
Hull Sides: 38mm.
Hull Rear: 38mm.
Hull Top: 19mm.
Hull Bottom: 13mm.
Gun Mantle: 57mm.
Turret Front: None.
Turret Sides: 25mm.
Turret Rear: 25mm.
Turret Top: 20mm.
|Engine||General Motors 6046 (Diesel)|
|Transmission||5 Forward & 1 Reverse|
|Maximum Road Range||320 km|
|Maximum Cross Country Range||[@maximum_cross_country_range]|
|Maximum Water Range||[@maximum_water_range]|
|Maximum Road Speed||40 kph|
|Maximum Cross Country Speed||27 kph|
|Maximum Water Speed||[@maximum_water_speed]|
|Notes||The Achilles was the US designed M10 tank destroyer modified to carry the 17 pdr anti-tank gun, this replaced the usual 3in M7 gun. The 17 pdr packed a harder punch then the 3in and could engage the German Panther and Tiger tanks at ranges over a 1000m. It gave the British anti-tank batteries time to move and repel German tank attacks before standard towed guns could be brought into action. As with the Archer the Achilles was issued to anti-tank batteries of the Royal Artillery and saw action in North West Europe and Italy.|