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Churchill Tank
« on: September 23, 2012, 02:24:52 AM »
« Last Edit: September 23, 2012, 02:26:38 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 04:36:09 AM »
nice model !

        The Churchill is much neglected in whif & other areas -- love to see a decent SPG version :P  _______ brain in gear, maybe a line-drawing coming .....



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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 02:17:55 PM »
Nice indeed!  :)

        The Churchill is much neglected in whif & other areas <...>

Agreed!  :) SPG sounds interesting.
Someone (apophenia, maybe?) did a Churchill (or Black Prince?) with an updated Centurion turret that looked really cool.  8)
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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 04:04:08 AM »
I always hated building them for wargaming because of all the little wheels.... On the other hand though, that does make them a good candidate for scaleorama because you can re-scale, say, a 1/35th one to 1/72nd and the plethora of small wheels looks more convincing for a HUGE vehicle than a few big ones. The tiny escape hatches become decent-sized doors when scaleorama'd too.
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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 05:38:39 AM »
When I get home,I will have to see if a StuG III fighting compartment will fit onto a Churchill hull. Make it into some sort of SP artillery,a bunker buster.
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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 07:08:28 AM »
Henk of Holland's Churchill page:

http://henk.fox3000.com/churchill.htm


The oh so lovely A22D 3" self-propelled:
http://arcaneafvs.com/a22d_churchill_gun_carrier.html


I think a Stugified Churchill would bear some resemblance to the A39 Tortoise.

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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 08:01:17 AM »

I think a Stugified Churchill would bear some resemblance to the A39 Tortoise.



yep I have the Tortoise kit & may do it as a possible "end-of-line" Churchill SPG development but I want to do a Churchill Heavy-SPG as it may have emerged in say early 1944  ((also a Matilda SPG)).



When I saw the remains of that A22D 3" at Bovvy in 2000, it was a very sad wreck with most of the left hull missing :icon_crap:

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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2012, 10:26:15 AM »
 ;D
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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2012, 07:30:24 PM »
 :)
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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2012, 04:32:48 AM »
How about improving on the sponsons and making them stick out a bit further for a weapons station that could fit a gunner and weapon in the prone position firing a small caliber infantry support gun (47mm or 37mm) or a machine gun (15mm Besa or .303" Browning)?  It would be perfect for a post WW1 early thirties tank development before the doctrine on how to best use these weapons was was fully established. 
« Last Edit: July 28, 2013, 11:42:25 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2012, 09:25:08 PM »
How about improving on the sponsons and making them stick out a bit further for a weapons station that could fit a gunner and weapon in the prone position firing a small caliber infantry support gun (47mm or 37mm) or a machine gun (15mm Besa or .303" Browning)?  It would be perfect for a post WW1 early thirties tank development before the doctrine on how to bust use these weapons was was fully established.

The original prototype for what became the Churchill had that, with MGs in the sponsons.  They were removed because they weakened the armour and were difficult to manufacture.

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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2013, 10:56:00 AM »
The Australian developed 25 pounder tank gun used as a CS gun for the Churchill to instead of the 95mm CS, later replaced by a CS version of the L9 165mm demolition gun.  The 95mm is developed with a longer barrel, increasing performance and negating the need for a counter weight on the barrel.

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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2013, 07:49:58 PM »
What would be the minimum mods required to fit a RR Meteor engine and either a 17lbr or 77mm HV to a Churchill?  Not looking for a Black Prince type redesign but rather something that could have been done to the MkVII to make it more competitive in 44-45 and incidentally something that would be comparatively easy to model on the Basis of the original Tamiya Churchill Crocodile I have in my stash.

I assume an increase in hull width and a larger diameter turret ring but should be able to get away with the existing length.  Maybe some extra armour.

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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2013, 09:28:46 PM »
For mounting a 17 pounder...... two words: Black Prince.
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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2013, 09:48:08 PM »
Ah huh but not looking for a Black Prince, looking for minimal change to the chassis but must have the Meteor and its 600bhp