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Great Britain's Infantry Mk IV, A22, Churchill I

Photos

Infantry Mk IV, A22, Churchill Mk I:
Great Britain's Infantry Mk IV, A22, Churchill Mk I
Royal Armored Corps Tank Museum

Infantry Mk IV, A22, Churchill Mk I, first production model at Luton, May 9, 1941:
Great Britain's Infantry Mk IV, A22, Churchill Mk I, first production model at Luton, May 9, 1941
©IWM
Infantry Mk IV, A22, Churchill Mk I, first production model at Luton, May 9, 1941:
Great Britain's Infantry Mk IV, A22, Churchill Mk I, first production model at Luton, May 9, 1941
©IWM
Infantry Mk IV, A22, Churchill Mk I, first production model at Luton, May 9, 1941:
Great Britain's Infantry Mk IV, A22, Churchill Mk I, first production model at Luton, May 9, 1941
©IWM
Infantry Mk IV, A22, Churchill Mk I, Winston Churchill (in turret of near tank) talking to General Sir John Dill in far tank:
Great Britain's Infantry Mk IV, A22, Churchill Mk I, Winston Churchill (in turret of near tank) talking to General Sir John Dill in far tank
©IWM

Usage

Used in Dieppe raid.1

Specifications

 
Churchill (A22) I
Crew 54,6,7
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 38.5 tons4,6
Length 24' 5"4,7
Height 8' 2"4,7
Width 8' 2"2,3,8, 10' 8"4,7
2.49 m2,8
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 40 mm
2 pdr2,4,5,7,8
2 pdr QFSA6
Secondary 3"4
76.2 mm howitzer2,5
3" Howitzer7
3" QFSA Howitzer6
76.2 mm / 3"9
MG  
MG - coaxial 7.92 mm Besa MG6,7
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 150
Secondary 58
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 16 - 1024,5,6, 1027
Hull Front, Upper 102
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom 16
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Bedford4,6,7
Cooling  
Cylinders 2x67, Flat twin 66
Net HP 3504,6,7
Transmission  
Steering  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel type  
Octane  
Capacity  
Fuel consumption - Road  
Fuel consumption - Cross country  
Power to Weight Ratio  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 15 mph7, 15.5 mph4, 17 mph6
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 90 miles6
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  
Tire diameter  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. AFV 1, Churchill, B.I.T. Mk IV, B.T. White
  2. The Illustrated Guide to Tanks of the World, George Forty, 2006
  3. British and American Tanks of World War Two, The Complete Illustrated History of British, American, and Commonwealth Tanks 1933-1945, Peter Chamberlain and Chris Ellis, 1969
  4. Tanks of the World, 1915-1945, Peter Chamberlain, Chris Ellis, 1972
  5. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
  6. The Royal Armoured Corps Tank Museum, 1956
  7. Tanks of World War II, Duncan Crow, 1979
  8. World War I and II Tanks, George Forty, 2012
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