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1:35 Churchill TLC Type-A with Carpet Laying Device - AFV CLUB

1:35 Churchill TLC Type-A with Carpet Laying Device - AFV CLUB

Regular price £27.99 GBP
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The Tank, Infantry, Mk IV (A22) Churchill was a British heavy 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. The Churchill first saw combat on 19 August 1942, in the Dieppe Raid in France. The operation, codenamed Jubilee, would test the feasibility of opposed landings. Nearly 60 Churchill tanks from the 14th Army Tank Regiment (The Calgary Regiment (Tank)) were allocated to support the infantry and commandos; they would be put ashore by Landing Craft Tank vessels, along with the supporting engineers. Some problems were anticipated and allowed for: waterproofing of the hulls, canvas carpets ("Bobbin") to aid the tanks crossing the short stretch of shingle beach, engineer teams to demolish road blocks and a few of the tanks were fitted with flame-throwers. 

THE KIT:

  • New tooling for workable carpet laying device.
  • Churchill Mk. IV cast turret.
  • Realistic suspension system with metal coil springs.
  • Mudguards with same parting structure as the real vehicle.
  • New side armor with crane arm mount.
  • Clear periscope vision blocks provided.
  • New aluminum 6 Pdr. gun barrel with rifling.
  • New photo- etched parts for carpet laying vehicle.
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