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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #180 on: June 14, 2015, 08:30:50 AM »
Did you enlarge the turret ring, or did you just give the tank thicker side skirts?
Did not enlarge the turret ring, that would have meant widening the hull. The hull sponson sides are (in the design in my head) not "thicker" but they are wider due to the wedge shape. They are the same width as the air cleaner inlets.

BTW, on the Churchill, the hull sides you see are not "skirts" (a thin metal side armour), they are the actual structural sides of the vehicle and the suspension is mounted around the circumference of those extended side panels.

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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #181 on: June 14, 2015, 08:58:25 AM »

BTW, on the Churchill, the hull sides you see are not "skirts" (a thin metal side armour), they are the actual structural sides of the vehicle and the suspension is mounted around the circumference of those extended side panels.



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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #182 on: June 14, 2015, 10:05:33 AM »
Did not enlarge the turret ring, that would have meant widening the hull.

So it can be retrofitted to older Churchill models  >:D

BTW, on the Churchill, the hull sides you see are not "skirts" (a thin metal side armour), they are the actual structural sides of the vehicle and the suspension is mounted around the circumference of those extended side panels.

As shown here......

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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #183 on: June 14, 2015, 11:34:29 AM »
Did not enlarge the turret ring, that would have meant widening the hull.

So it can be retrofitted to older Churchill models  >:D
Yes, yes it could.

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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #184 on: October 11, 2018, 08:01:31 PM »

Crew of an Australian A22 Churchill IV inspecting the tank on trials at Madang, Papua New Guinea, 23/8/1944
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In 1943 the Australian government placed an order for six A22 Churchill tanks and three M4A2 Sherman tanks for trials to replace the A12 Matilda. Australia received two A22 Churchill mk. IV tanks as pictured (registration no. T172724B and T173033B), two A22 Churchill mk. V tanks (registration no. T173250B (named "the stork") and T173254B), one A22 Churchill mk. VI (registration no. T173279C) and one A42 Churchill VII with the registration no. T173165, which could be found in Melbourne tank museum before it was auctioned off in 2009. The Churchill tank design was preferred as it was judged to have superior armour (...six inch frontal armour tho), superior firepower, ground clearance and - get this - BETTER JUNGLE MOBILITY, PARTICULARLY IN LOW GEAR, something that OP finds hilarious. The order for 510 Churchill VII and VIII models was placed, but in the end only 45 (plus six trial vehicles) were received.


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MADANG, NEW GUINEA. 1944-10-12. A CHURCHILL V TANK BOGGED DOWN FOR RECOVERY DURING TESTS ...


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An Infantry Tank Mk IV, also known as a Churchill Mk VII. Similar vehicles are visible in the ...


MADANG, NEW GUINEA. 1944-10-12. A CHURCHILL V FOLLOWED BY A CHURCHILL IV TANK RETURNING TO THE TANK PARK DURING TESTS CONDUCTED AT HQ 4 ARMOURED BRIGADE



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Re: Churchill Tank
« Reply #185 on: October 11, 2018, 10:22:35 PM »
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BETTER JUNGLE MOBILITY, PARTICULARLY IN LOW GEAR, something that OP finds hilarious
The OP may have found it hilarious, but the Churchill was well known for being able to get places that Shermans, Cromwells and even Carriers could not. In low gear, as said, it could climb almost anything a human could walk up.

Paul