Churchill tank, 1944

W H J Sale

Churchill tank, 1944
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

A Churchill tank of 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry, 1944.

Photograph from an album compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3/4 County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North West Europe.

The model shown here is probably a Mark VII Churchill which was armed with a 75mm gun. The tank weighed 39 tons, had a top speed of 17 miles (27 kilometres) per hour, and had a range of 90 miles. Some Churchills were adapted to mount flame throwers. The Churchill chassis could also be fitted with equipment for mine sweeping, bridge laying and other specialised tasks.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
100116
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1975-03-63-19

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