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Great Britain's Infantry Mk IV Churchill ARV Mk I

Design

The ARV (Armored Recovery Vehicle) was made from a Churchill Mk I or Churchill Mk II with the turret removed. Bren Twin AA mount and A-frame jib installed.

Specifications

Crew 5 or 6
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 40 tons
Length 27' 2"
8.28 m
Height 9' 11"
3.02 m
Width 11'
3.35 m
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main  
Secondary  
MG 1 or 2 MG
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Bedford Twin-Six
Bedford
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders 2x6
Capacity  
Net HP 350
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type)  
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical System  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type) Gasoline
Octane  
Quantity  
Fuel consumption road  
Fuel consumption cross country  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 15 mph, 15.5 mph
24.9 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 120 miles
193 km
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Tracks (Type)  
Length  
Width  
Number of links  
Pitch  
Tire tread  
Track centers/tread  

 

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
  2. Tanks of World War II, Duncan Crow, 1979
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site