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Great Britain's Infantry Mk IV, A22, Churchill II; Infantry Mk IVA

Photos

Infantry Mk IV, Churchill Mk II, A22:
Great Britain's Infantry Mk IV, Churchill Mk II, A22
©IWM
Infantry Mk IV, Churchill Mk II, A22:
Great Britain's Infantry Mk IV, Churchill Mk II, A22
©IWM
Infantry Mk IV, Churchill Mk II, A22 in May 1942 doing trial landings in preparation for Dieppe:
Great Britain's Infantry Mk IV, Churchill Mk II, A22 in May 1942 doing trial landings in preparation for Dieppe
©IWM

Variants

  • Churchill Mk II: Replaced 3" with Besa MG.1
  • Churchill Mk IICS: 3" howitzer in turret, 2 pdr in hull.1,6 Few were built and were not used in combat.1

Specifications

  Churchill Mk II
Crew 54,6
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 38.5 tons4
Length 24' 5"4,6
Height 8' 2"4,6
Width 8' 2"2,3,7, 10' 8"4,6
2.49 m2,7
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 40 mm
2 pdr4,5,6
Secondary  
MG - coaxial 7.92 mm Besa MG6
MG - hull 7.92 mm Besa MG6
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 150
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 16 - 1024,5, 1026
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
Cooling  
Cylinders 2x66
Net HP 3504,6
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 mph6, 15.5 mph4
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
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. Tanks of World War II, Duncan Crow, 1979
  7. World War I and II Tanks, George Forty, 2012
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