Churchill Crocodile Heavy Tank PRE...
Churchill Crocodile Heavy Tank
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About the Churchill Crocodile Heavy Tank:
The Churchill Crocodile was a British flame-throwing variant of the Churchill Mark VII tank. They began production in October 1943, in time for the Normandy invasion. From early in the war there had been experiments with mounting flamethrowers on British vehicles. General Percy Hobart saw the Crocodile demonstration in 1943 and pressured the MoS to produce a development plan. Shortly after, the Chief of the General Staff added the flamethrowers to the 79th Division plan.
The flamethrower equipment was produced as a kit that REME workshops could install in the field, converting any available Churchill Mk VII to a Crocodile. The conversion kit included the trailer which held the fuel, an armored pipe fitted along the underside of the tank, and the projector.
With the flamethrower’s short range of up to 120 yards, the Crocodile was a specialized weapon. The fuel burned on water and could be used to set fire to woods and houses. The flamethrower could project a "wet" burst of unlit fuel, which would splash around corners in trenches or strongpoints, and then be ignited with a second burst. It was used so successfully against German bunkers that many surrendered after the first ranging shots.
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The Churchill Crocodile Heavy Tank kit comes with the following features:
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