This is a United States Army M10 Tank Destroyer 1/35 scale model from Tamiya. One of the more famous armored vehicles from WWII and a previous subject of Tamiya's 1/48 scale Military Miniatures series, this depicts the M10 in glorious 1/35 scale detail. Apart from the machine gun and clear parts, all of the parts used in this model have been custom tooled to faithfully represent the M10.
The M10 was developed during WWII as a response to the surprisingly effective German armor tactics, which prompted a new philosophy of armor tactics that required dedicated tank destroyers to counter them. After trying out a couple of different designs, they eventually ended with the incredibly successful M10 design featuring steep-sloped but thin (to improve maneuverability) armor plate and a power 3-inch (76.2mm) gun. Over 4,900 were produced, it debuted in Operation Torch of the North African campaign, where it proved its efficacy against German tanks. The M10 would continue to fight in Italy, the Battle of Normandy, and eventually advanced upon Germany to help bring the terrible conflict to an end.
Model paint, tools, and glue.