INFANTRY TANK (A22-F) Churchill Mk. VII

INFANTRY TANK (A22-F) Churchill Mk. VII
Image: Churchill Mk. VII (IWM)
YearSeptember 1943
Vehicle TypeHeavy Infantry Tank
Origin & DesignerBritain/Vauxhall
Numbers Produced1.600
Crew5 (Commander, Gunner, Loader Hull Gunner & Driver)
Main Armament1 x OQF 75mm L/36.5 Mk. V Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-12.5° to +20°
Turret Traverse360° (Powered)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightNo. 50 Mk. IS
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm Besa Machine Gun (Coaxial).
1 x 7.92mm Besa Machine Gun (Bow).
1 x .303 Bren Machine Gun (AA Mount).
Smoke Discharger2 x 2in Smoke Mortars
Ammunition Carried84 x 75mm + 7.125 x 7.92mm & 600 x .303 & 30 x Smoke Rounds
Combat Weight40.600 kg
Ground Clearance0.51m
Fording Depth1.02m
Trench Crossing3.05m
Obstacle Clearance1.13m
Climbing Ability34°
RadioNo. 19 & No. 38 Sets
ArmourHull Front: 152mm.
Hull Sides: 95mm.
Hull Rear: 50mm.
Hull Top: 25mm.
Hull Bottom: 19mm.
Gun Mantle: 152mm.
Turret Front: 152mm.
Turret Sides: 95mm.
Turret Rear: 95mm.
Turret Top: 20mm.
EngineTwo Bedford Twin-Six (Petrol)
Transmission4 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range228 km
Maximum Cross Country Range[@maximum_cross_country_range]
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed21 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed13 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesLarger hull and thicker armour, the Mk. VII was first used in the Normandy battles and was re-designated as the A42 in 1945.