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The 803rd Tank Destroyer Battalion originated as the 103rd Anti-Tank Battalion on September 30, 1940 made up of men from the Washington National Guard. On February 10, 1941 the unit was federalized and re-designated the 803rd TD Battalion on December 12, 1941. On June 24, 1943 the 803rd left for England and were sent into to battle with their M10s at Omaha Beach June 13, 1944. They took part in the capture of St. Lo in July, fought their way across Northern France, Belgium and Holland and reached the Siegfried Line in September. The 803rd TDB took part in actions at such well known laces as Aachen, Hurtgen Forest, the Ardennes in time for the Battle of the Bulge. From here the battalion once again fought against the Siegfried Line and converted to M36s in February 1945. Their battles continued as they fought their way across the Rhine River and helped end the Ruhr Pocket before pivoting south through Austria and finally into Czechoslovakia.

Specifications :

Crew: 5 (commander, gunner, loader, driver, co-driver)

Combat weight: 32.6 tons (29,574.22 kg)

Power-to-weight ratio: 12.6 hpfT

Overall length: 22.3 ft. (6.83 m) Width: 10ft. (3.05 m) Height: 9.5 ft. (2.90 m)

Ground clearance: 17 inches (43.18 cm)

Engine: Two General Motors 6046 12 cylinder, 2 cycle diesel with 850 cubic inch displacement; 410hp

Transmission: Syncro-mesh transmission with 5 forward, one reverse gear

Fuel capacity: 165 gallons (624.59 l)

Maximum speed (road): 30mph (48.2 km/h)

Maximum speed (cross-country): 20mph (32.18 km/h)

Maximum range: 200 miles (322 km)

Fuel consumption: 1.2 miles per gallon (0.5 km/l)

Armament:

M62 APC projectile:muzzle velocity 2,600 ft/sec Penetration of 93mm at 500 yards at 30 degrees

M93 HVAP projectile: muzzle velocity 3,400 ft/sec Penetration of 93mm at 500 yards at 30 degrees

Maximum effective range: 16,100 yards (14,721 m)

Gun depression/elevation: -10 to +30 degrees

1 X .50 cal. M2 HB machine gun 1,000 rounds

Armour: 2.24 in (57mm) gun mantlet 0.98 in (25mm) turret sides 1.5 in (38mm) upper hull front 1.97 in (50mm) lower hull front 0.75 in (19mm) upper hull side



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