1:72 Churchill Mk1

1:72 Churchill Mk1
Brand: Hasegawa
Product Code: HMT27

Recommended Age:14+
1:72 Churchill Mk1

Churchill Mk1 - Infantry Tank

The Infantry Tank Mk IV (A22) was a British heavy infantry tank used in the Second World War, best known for its heavy armour, large longitudinal chassis with all-around tracks with multiple bogies, and its use as the basis of many specialist vehicles. It was one of the heaviest Allied tanks of the war.

The origins of the design lay in the expectation that war in Europe might be fought under similar conditions to those of the First World War, and emphasized the ability to cross difficult ground. The Churchill was rushed into production to build up British defences against a possible German invasion. The first vehicles had flaws that had to be overcome before the Churchill was accepted for wide use. After several Marks had been built a better armoured version, the Mark VII, entered service.

The Churchill was used by British and Commonwealth forces in North Africa, Italy and North-West Europe. In addition, a few hundred were supplied to the USSR and used on the Eastern Front.

Data: Total length: 7.44 m, total width: 3.25 m, total height: 2.49 m, engine: Bedford 12 cylinder 325 ps / 2200 rpm, armed: 2 pound cannon × 1, 3 inch grenade × 1 (Mk. I only), 7.92 mm Besa MG × 1 or 20.303 inches Bren MG × 1, maximum speed: 27.2 km / h, crew: 5 people

Kit Features:

  • Skill Level 3
  • Age 14+

Plastic Model kit which requires paint and glue to complete.