The Churchill was one of the most modified and successful British tanks of World War II. Some variants of the tank were used for many years after the end of WWII. The design grew out of the development program for the A20 tank. The A20 was designed for trench warfare which the prevailing minds of 1939 Britain thought would be the likely form of combat. The design of the A20 was modified by Vauxhall Motors and the A22 was born, which led to the Infantry Tank Mk IV, later christened the Churchill. The British believed that the threat of invasion was imminent and as a consequence the Churchill was rushed into production. The first 1,000 Mk Is produced had serious mechanical problems, but those problems were ironed out in the later models enabling the tank to excel. The tank had exceptional armor and served quite well in Africa.


The Churchill was modified extensively. The first models had a turreted 2lb. cannon with a coaxial 7.92mm BESA MG. The Mk III and IV models upgraded the gun to the excellent 6 lb. cannon. A special version of the Mk IV replaced the main gun with a 75mm cannon, which was used in the Mk VI and VII. The Mk V and VIII models were close support variants and had 76.2mm (17 lb.) cannon and 95mm cannon, respectively. The Mk I had a hull-mounted 76.2mm (17 lb.) cannon, but this was replaced in all subsequent models with a 7.62mm BESA MG. In addition to the standard tank designs the Churchill served with distinction in many specialized roles. In particular the Churchill Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers (AVRE) had a large petard as its main armament and the tank was used for years after WWII, into the 1960s! Other models included flamethrower variants (Churchill Crocodile), bridgelayers (Chruchill Bridgelayer and Ark), mine-warfare models (Churchill Snake and Plough), ARV variants, wall demolition models (Churchill Carrot, Onion and Goat) and even more types of Curchills. The Churchill may have been ugly as sin, but it was an excellent tank.

Infantry Tank Churchill Mk I

Nationality:

British

Vehicle Type:

Tank

Year in Service:

1941

Size:

11

    Crew:

5

Armor:

15/30/45

    Movement:

Ground 2/3

Maneuver:

-3

    Deployment Range:

150 km

Sensors:

None

    Communications:

-1/3 km

Fire Control:

-2

    Threat Value:

95

Perks & Flaws

Buttoned Up

-2 Detection or Exposed Crew

   

Large Sensor Profile

-1 to Concealment

Inefficient Controls

-1 Bonus Action

   

Random Shutdown 2

Beat '3' on two dice to avoid shutdown for 1 die turns

Weapons
Name Arc S M L Ex Acc DM # Ammo Spec

17 lb. Cannon

FF

5

10

20

40

0

x13

1

58

-

2 lb. Cannon

T

3

6

12

24

0

x8

1

150

-

7.92mm BESA MG

T

1

2

4

8

0

x2

1

4950

AI, ROF2

Smoke Dicharger

FF

0

0

0

0

0

-

1

25

Obsc:2

Infantry Tank Churchill Mk IV

Nationality:

British

Vehicle Type:

Tank

Year in Service:

1942

Size:

11

    Crew:

5

Armor:

15/30/45

    Movement:

Ground 2/3

Maneuver:

-3

    Deployment Range:

150 km

Sensors:

None

    Communications:

-1/3 km

Fire Control:

-2

    Threat Value:

99

Perks & Flaws

Buttoned Up

-2 Detection or Exposed Crew

   

Large Sensor Profile

-1 to Concealment

Inefficient Controls

-1 Bonus Action

   

Weapons
Name Arc S M L Ex Acc DM # Ammo Spec

6 lb. Cannon

T

4

8

16

32

0

x12

1

84

-

7.92mm BESA MG

T

1

2

4

8

0

x2

1

-

AI, ROF2

7.92mm BESA MG

F

1

2

4

8

0

x2

1

-

AI, ROF2

MG Ammo Bin

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6925

-

Smoke Dicharger

FF

0

0

0

0

0

-

1

30

Obsc:2

Infantry Tank Churchill Mk VII

Nationality:

British

Vehicle Type:

Tank

Year in Service:

1943

Size:

11

    Crew:

5

Armor:

16/32/48

    Movement:

Ground 2/3

Maneuver:

-3

    Deployment Range:

145 km

Sensors:

None

    Communications:

-1/3 km

Fire Control:

-2

    Threat Value:

97

Perks & Flaws

Buttoned Up

-2 Detection or Exposed Crew

   

Large Sensor Profile

-1 to Concealment

Inefficient Controls

-1 Bonus Action

   

Reinforced Armor

+2 Front Armor

Weapons
Name Arc S M L Ex Acc DM # Ammo Spec

75mm

T

4

8

16

32

0

x11

1

84

-

7.92mm BESA MG

T

1

2

4

8

0

x2

1

-

AI, ROF2

7.92mm BESA MG

F

1

2

4

8

0

x2

1

-

AI, ROF2

MG Ammo Bin

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6925

-

Smoke Dicharger

FF

0

0

0

0

0

-

1

30

Obsc:2