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Bolt Action: Churchill Tank

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£20.00 £18.00

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 marks:
  • 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
  • NA 75
  • AVRE (Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers) with 290mm Petard Mortar (aka the flying dustbin!)
Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

2 in stock

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 unrivaled 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 World War.
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 marks:
  • 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
  • NA 75
  • AVRE (Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers) with 290mm Petard Mortar (aka the flying dustbin!)
Models supplied unassembled and unpainted
Weight 0.3 kg

1 review for Bolt Action: Churchill Tank

  1. Nick M (verified owner)

    My first, Bolt Action tank, Delivered at a great price and remarkably quickly.
    I have modelled armour in scales from 1:300 to 1:16 over 40 years so like to think I have a good idea of what’s good and what’s not. This little kit pretty much falls together, no flash and seam lines are negligible. It quite robust which will suit its roll on a table top. Also the versions/options are great, I’ve gone for a MK6 welded turret, this meant I also had parts to put together an AVRE turret which could be swapped depending on the scenario it’s deployed and n.
    Decals are nicely printed clear and good colours and went on no problem. Overall I’m really impressed with the Churchill and the service from Empire !

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