Manuals and Illustrations

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1.)   FM18-5 Tactical Employment Tank Destroyer Unit

2.)   FM18-5B Organization and Tactics of Tank Destroyer Units

3.)   FM18-15 Tank Destroyer Drill and Crew Drill  [3-Inch Gun Motor Carriage M10, 76-mm Gun Motor  Carriage T70, 3-Inch Towed Gun (Gun M5 and Carriage M1)]

4.)   FM18-18 Tank Destroyer Crew Drill, Gun Motor Carriage, M36 - December 1944.  This particular manual is not in it's original format but has been re-typed.  It is located on the http://www.lonesentry.com/ website.

5.)   FM18-20 Tactical Employment of Tank Destroyer Platoon Self-Propelled

6.)   FM18-21 Tank Destroyer Towed Gun Platoon

7.)   FM18-22 Tank Destroyer Reconnaissance Platoon

8.)   FM18-24 Tank Destroyer Pioneer Platoon

9.)   FM30-40 Recognition, Pictorial Manual, Armored Vehicles

10.)   TM9-1295 Cal. .45 Automatic Pistol M1911 and M1911A1

11.)  M-10 Interior Illustration - RH Side.

        M-10 Interior Illustration - Rear and LH Side.

        M-10 Interior Illustration - Front 

12.)  TDS-110 Handbook for Officer Candidates, May 1943.  This document provided courtesy of Erwin Verholen.

13.)  Noncommissioned Officers' Handbook, April 1943.  This document provided courtesy of Erwin Verholen.

14.)  TDS-107 Functional Organization Charts, May 1943.  This document provided courtesy of Erwin Verholen.

15.)  Browning .50 Cal. Machine Gun Training Manual.  Published by the Weapons Department of the Tank Destroyer School, Camp Hood, TX.  This document provided courtesy of Erwin Verholen.

16.)  Browning .30 Cal. Machine Gun Training Manual.  Published by the Weapons Department of the Tank Destroyer School, Camp Hood, TX.  This document provided courtesy of Larry Potter.

17.)  Battle Plays for Tank Destroyers. Published by the Tank Destroyer Center. This document provided courtesy of Erwin Verholen.

18.)  TDS-104 Voice Procedure. Published by the Dept. of Communications, Tank Destroyer School, March 1943.  This document courtesy of Erwin Verholen. 

19.)  TDS 105-11 Tank Destroyer Weapons 75mm Gun on Motor Carriage M3A1, March 1943. Published by the Tank Destroyer School Weapons Department.  This document provided courtesy of Erwin Verholen.

20.)  Tank Destroyer Gunnery Manual.  Published by the Tank Destroyer School in August of 1943.  This document provided courtesy of Larry Potter.

         Section 1 - Cover to Page 50

         Section 2 - Page 51 to 100

         Section 3 - Page 101 to 150

         Section 4 - Page 151 to 192

21.)  Tank Hunting Tactics - Document is identified as an orientation lecture, given to each battalion, at the outset of their instruction.  The document and lecture was given by Lt. Col. Gordon T. Kimbrell.  The document provided courtesy of Brad Cramer.