U.S. Tank Destroyer
Monthly Acceptances
(1940-45)

(Updated 12 February 2013)

Reference

Official Munitions Production of the United States: By Months, July 1 1940 – August 31, 1945; 1 May 1947 – p.342 (22.3 MB PDF)

PERIOD

M36/B1/B2 GMC
Tracked
(90mm)

M18 (T70) GMC Tracked
(76mm)

M10 GMC
Tracked
(3-Inch)

M3 (T12) GMC
Halftrack
(75mm)

T48 GMC
Halftrack
(57mm)

M6 (T21) GMC
Jeep
(37mm)

TOTALS

August 1941




61



61

September 1941




25



25

October 1941




0



0

November 1941




0



0

December 1941




0



0

January 1942




0



0

February 1942




1



1

March 1942




150



150

April 1942




229



229

May 1942




274


157

431

June 1942




178


422

600

July 1942




49


928

977

August 1942




112


328

440

September 1942



105

139


301

545

October 1942



173

119


106

398

November 1942



155

90


200

445

December 1942



206

9

50

75

340

January 1943



332

291

174

142

939

February 1943



456

150

250

458

1,314

March 1943



480

250

200

300

1,230

April 1943



561

75

250

400

1,286

May 1943



539

Program complete

38

300

877

June 1943



533


Program complete

Program complete

533

July 1943


6

526




532

August 1943


83

596




679

September 1943


112

547




659

October 1943


150

500




650

November 1943


267

497




764

December 1943


194

500




694

January 1944


250

Program complete




250

February 1944


218





218

March 1944


170





170

April 1944

25

150





175

May 1944

100

150





250

June 1944

120

150





270

July 1944

155

150





305

August 1944

100

150





250

September 1944

0

150





150

October 1944

125

157





282

November 1944

383

Program complete





383

December 1944

392






392

January 1945

0






0

February 1945

0






0

March 1945

0






0

April 1945

0






0

May 1945

60






60

June 1945

262






262

July 1945

315






315

August 1945

246






246

SUMMARY

YEAR

M36/B1/B2 GMC
Tracked
(90mm)

M18 (T70) GMC Tracked
(76mm)

M10 GMC
Tracked
(3-Inch)

M3 (T12) GMC
Halftrack
(75mm)

T48 GMC
Halftrack
(57mm)

M6 (T21) GMC
Jeep
(37mm)

TOTALS

1940 (6. Months)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1941

0

0

0

86

0

0

86

1942

0

0

639

1,350

50

2,517

4,556

1943

0

812

6,067

766

912

1,600

10,157

1944

1,400

1,695

0

0

0

0

3,095

1945 (8 Months

883

0

0

0

0

0

883

CUMULATIVE TOTAL

2,283

2,507

6,706

2,202

962

4,117

16,494

Somewhat Detailed M10 Gun Motor Carriage Breakdown

Reference:
M10 and M36 Tank Destroyers 1942-53 by Steven J. Zaloga, Osprey Publishing

Month/Year

M10C
(17-pdr. conversion)

May 1944

98

June 1944

81

July 1944

69

August 1944

70

September 1944

112

October 1944

126

November 1944

152

December 1944

82

January 1945

86

February 1945

95

March 1945

30

April 1945

16

SUMMARY

1944

790

1945

227

Grand Totals

1,017

Somewhat Detailed M18 Gun Motor Carriage “Hellcat” Breakdown

References:
M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer 1943-97 by Stephen J. Zaloga, Osprey Publishing

Note: The original production plans in November 1943 for the M18 GMC called for the following production numbers:

1943: 1,000
1944: 3,600
1945: 4,386
1943-45 Total: 8,986 (7,386 for US Army, and 1,600 for Lend Lease)

This was trimmed back to 2,507; due to the Army Ground Forces deciding that half of all T.D. battalions should use towed anti-tank guns, and Lend Lease recipients showing little interest in the design.

Somewhat Detailed M36 Gun Motor Carriage Breakdown

Reference:
M10 and M36 Tank Destroyers 1942-53 by Steven J. Zaloga, Osprey Publishing

Notes: All units built were conversions of existing M10 Gun Motor Carriage hulls.

Month/Year

M36

M36B1

M36B2

Totals

April 1944

25



25

May 1944

100



100

June 1944

120



120

July 1944

155



155

August 1944

100



100

September 1944

0



0

October 1944

75

50


125

November 1944

290

93


383

December 1944

348

44


392

January 1945

0



0

February 1945

0



0

March 1945

0



0

April 1945

0



0

May 1945

10


50

60

Summary

YEAR

M36

M36B1

M36B2

Totals

1944

1,213

187

0

1,400

1945

10

0

50

60

Post-war

190

0

674

864

Grand Totals

1,413

187

724

2,324