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1:35 Churchill Mk. IV AVRE with Fascine Carrier Frame - AFV CLUB

1:35 Churchill Mk. IV AVRE with Fascine Carrier Frame - AFV CLUB

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The Tank, Infantry, Mk IV (A22) Churchill was a British infantry tank used in the Second World War, best known for its heavy armour, large longitudinal chassis with all-around tracks with multiple bogies, its ability to climb steep slopes, and its use as the basis of many specialist vehicles. It was one of the heaviest Allied tanks of the war. In addition to the tanks, several specialist Churchill variants were developed, chiefly for combat engineering roles. 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 fascine carrier frame with delicate wooden texture (lumber bundle not included)
  • Steel wire rope, U shaped shackles and rope look included
  • Churchill Mk. IV cast turret
  • Highly detailed petard mortar and armour plates
  • Realistic suspension system with metal coil springs
  • Mudguards with same parting structure as the real vehicle
  • Clear periscope vision blocks included
  • Precision Photo-etched parts included
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