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Bolt Action: Churchill Tank
Product code: AC4706
The Churchill, undoubtedly one of the most successful and famous British
tanks of the Second World War, is arriving to bolster your army very
soon and here is your chance to grab 3 of the beasts early so you can
represent no less than 7 variants on your battlefield and keep the enemy
The British Army adopted a doctrine centered around the use of light,
fast 'Cruiser Tanks' coupled with slow, better armed and armoured
'Infantry Tanks', that would be used to smash the enemy defences with
infantry support... and the Churchill was a prime example of the latter
- one of the heaviest Allied tanks of the war, it featured thicker
frontal armour than that even of the Tiger!
Although it suffered from being under-armed, a defect common to most
British armoured vehicles of the period, it was nevertheless loved by
its crews: its cross-country ability was unrivalled and it was less
inclined to ‘brew-up’ from a direct hit than the Sherman.
It will be no surprise to you to know that it was named after the Prime
Minister, Winston Churchill, but you may not know that he had also been
involved with the development of the tank as a weapon during the First
Taking the form very reminiscent of earlier WWI tanks, the Vauxhall
motors built Churchill was the basis for a slew of variants from the MkI
with a 2pdr gun to the MkVII 75mm guns. Other versions would see more
specialist engineering equipment added including the likes of bridging
equipment and minesweeping devices - and a favoured 'close support'
option of the 95mm howitzer!
In this new plastic kit from Warlord and Italari you'll get 7 turret
variations (yes - we said SEVEN!) allowing you to build the following
MkIII - with 6pdr gun
MkIV - Cast turret with 6 pdr gun
MkV - Cast turret with 95m Howitzer
MkVI - Cast turret and Welded turret with 75mm gun
AVRE (Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers) with 290mm Petard Mortar (aka
the flying dustbin!)
Eclectic Games, Reading - Mon May 20 17:57:47 BST 2019 [web4]