With the planned invasion of Europe beginning on D-Day, the need for adequate transport for the heavy artillery pieces became apparent. Initially, M31s and M32s were converted to prime movers by removing their turrets and installing winches, these being renamed M33 and M34 respectively. Between January and June 1944, 209 M10A1s, which were being used for training, were also converted by removing the turret and internal ammo storage and other fittings to become the M35 Prime Mover.
While AFV Club show their kits of the M59 155mm Canon and M115 8" Howitzer as being towed by the M35 in the instructions, this is not entirely correct. The M35 was used primarily to tow the 8" GUN M1 or the 240mm Howtizer M1, these being different weapons altogether from the kits mentioned.
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- British Royal Army, 3rd Infantry Division 2X.
- U.S.Army 2X.