tank destroyer


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tank destroyer

n.
A high-speed armored vehicle equipped with antitank guns.
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Noun1.tank destroyer - an armored vehicle equipped with an antitank gun and capable of high speedstank destroyer - an armored vehicle equipped with an antitank gun and capable of high speeds
armored vehicle, armoured vehicle - a vehicle that is protected by armor plate
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Oliver, the author of books on World War II armored vehicles, presents a guide to the Jagdpanther tank destroyer used in World War II and the units that operated them in the German defense of the Western Front.
My uncle, my German friend--and almost certainly PFC Martin and that tank destroyer commander--are long gone now and the rest of their stories with them, and that, my friends, is a cryin' shame.
The main tanks used in the battle included the M4 Sherman and the M10 Tank Destroyer, the latter used in a supporting role to the infantry as a mobile platform to reduce enemy positions.
According to Gabel, the Americans lost a tank destroyer, an antitank gun, and a heavy machine gun.
He participated in numerous campaigns in Europe as a member of the 814th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 7th Armored Division, during Word War II.
But after Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was ordered instead to a tank destroyer battalion at Fort Meade, Maryland.
He was attached to a tank destroyer battalion in California, and then was transferred to the Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland, where he studied at the U.S.
And the brave bear became a part of Thomas' tank destroyer crew as they cut a swathe through occupied Europe.
Caption: An armored vehicle of the 645th Tank Destroyer Battalion's reconnaissance company--platoon leader C.
He attended Worcester city schools and served in Company B of the 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion during WWII.
| Technician third grade, 90th Infantry Division, 607th Tank Destroyer Battalion | Army | Europe