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Great Britain's Infantry Mk I, A22; Churchill VIII CS; Churchill VIII

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Infantry Mk IV, Churchill Mk VIII, A22:
Great Britain's Infantry Mk IV, Churchill Mk VIII, A22
©IWM
Infantry Mk IV, Churchill Mk VIII, A22:
Great Britain's Infantry Mk IV, Churchill Mk VIII, A22
©IWM

Design

Churchill Mk III and Churchill IV reworked as VII but retained 6 pdr. Turret as Mk VII.

Had 95 mm gun howitzer installed.1,6

Specifications

  Churchill Mk VIII
Crew 54,6
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 40 tons2,4,7
89,600 lb3
40,642 kg2,7
Length 24' 5"4,6
Height 8' 2"4,6, 11' 4"2,3,7
3.45 m2,7
Width 10' 8"4,6
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 95 mm2,4,5,7
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 47
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 25 - 1524, 253, 1522,3,6,7
Hull Front, Upper 139-152
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom 25
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Bedford4,6
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders 2x66
Capacity  
Net HP 3504,6
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type)  
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical System  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type)  
Octane  
Quantity  
Fuel consumption road  
Fuel consumption cross country  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 12.5 mph3, 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) Manganese1
Length  
Width  
Number of links  
Pitch  
Tire tread  
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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