INFANTRY TANK (A2-G) Churchill NA75

INFANTRY TANK (A2-G) Churchill NA75
Image: Churchill NA75 (IWM)
YearMarch 1944
Vehicle TypeHeavy Infantry Tank
Origin & DesignerBritain/REME
Numbers Produced200
Crew5 (Commander, Gunner, Loader Hull Gunner & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 75mm L/40 M3 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 Sight[@gun_sight]
Secondary Armament1 x .30 Cal M1919 Machine Gun (Coaxial).
1 x .30 Cal M1919 Machine Gun (Bow).
Smoke Discharger2 x 2in Smoke Mortars
Ammunition Carried84 x 75mm & 7.150 x 7.92mm + 600 x .303 & 30 x Smoke Rounds
Combat Weight39.600 kg
Ground Clearance0.51m
Fording Depth0.80m
Trench Crossing2.80m
Obstacle Clearance1.13m
Climbing Ability34°
RadioNo. 19 & No. 38 Sets
ArmourHull Front: 89mm.
Hull Sides: 76mm.
Hull Rear: 64mm.
Hull Top: 19mm.
Hull Bottom: 19mm.
Gun Mantle: 89mm.
Turret Front: 89mm.
Turret Sides: 89mm.
Turret Rear: 89mm.
Turret Top: 35mm.
EngineTwo Bedford Twin-Six (Petrol)
Transmission4 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range259 km
Maximum Cross Country Range154 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed25 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed13 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe Churchill NA75 was a standard Mk. IV with the 6 pdr replaced by a US 75mm gun. These 75s were taken from M4 Sherman’s that had been knocked out in North Africa. The conversion work was carried out in REME workshops in Algeria and they first saw action in Italy with the North Irish Horse in 1944.