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With the final plans authorized and production started in summer 1942 the first M10s were to start rolling off the production lines. Boasting a lower silhouette than a Sherman and packing a more powerful 76.2mm gun, it was an answer to the German advances in tank technology.
The M10’s M7 3-inch (76.2mm) anti-tank gun was a considerable improvement over the 75mm carried by the Sherman. The M10’s relatively thin 37mm of armour (and open-topped five-sided welded turret) on the other hand made it vulnerable to anti-tank weapons, so its main role became defensive, often firing from concealed positions.