Churchill Crocodile

British Flamethrower Tank
£21.00
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Model comes as 5 parts; hull, tracks, turret & trailer.

The Crocodile was a variant of the Tank, Infantry, Mk VI (A22) Churchill Mark VII, and was adapted as a flamethrower vehicle.

It was in service in 1944 and 1945 and also saw action in the Korean War.

It had a crew of six; commander, gunner, driver, radio operator/loader, flamethrower gunner, co-driver/hull gunner. It had a 6.5 ton armoured trailer which carried 400 gallons of fuel as well as  gas propellant. There was enough fuel for 80 one-second bursts of flame.

The turret contained the main gun as well as the flamethrower so it could be operated as a normal tank with its QF 75mm gun.

Some 800 coversion kits were made and some were fitted to the Mk VIII Churchill also.

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