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1:35 Churchill Mk. III AVRE - AFV CLUB

1:35 Churchill Mk. III AVRE - AFV CLUB

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The Churchill Assault Vehicle Royal Engineers was a Churchill III or IV armed with a 290 mm petard spigot demolition mortar which replaced the 6 pounder gun. The "flying dustbin" effective range was only around 80 yards of 230 maximum. Crew was increased to six to accommodate a demolition NCO in addition to driver, commander, gunner, wireless operator, and co-driver/machine gunner. As well as the mortar ammunition it carried "General Wade" 26 lb explosive charge, and "Beehive" charges of up to 75 lbs of explosive. Both types of charge had to be set manually, but could be detonated from the relative safety of the AVRE interior. The AVRE could be fitted to carry different combat engineering equipment.

THE KIT:

  • New tooling highly-detailed petard mortar and armour plates
  • Realistic suspension system with metal coil springs
  • Mudguards with same parting structure as the real vehicle
  • Two types of rivets for side armour plates included
  • Clear periscope vision blocks provided
  • Photo-etched parts included
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