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Chuchill Bridge Layer in WWII

May 22 2010 at 10:17 PM
steve faxon  (Login Noxaf)
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OK I have done a search here and also GOOGLE but I do not really see what I'm looking for. I would like to build a Churchill Bridge Layer during WWII. I am looking at the Airfix 1/76 kit. It looks like the bridge itself is similar to a WWII version and if I change the tread ways by making them a little narrower and using a lattice type surface rather than what the kit supplies and put it on a type III or IV Churchill I would be fine. The kit as is depicts a Korea era vehicle. If I made the changes mentioned above what time frame and theaters of WWII would be acceptable? I cannot find anything that would date the version I am proposing? I do not know if there is anything currently available in 1/35? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Steve

 
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Steve Reid
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AVRE with SBG

May 23 2010, 9:19 AM 

Steve-
In the early 1980's when Tamiya released the Chuchill Mk VII the British Magazine, Military Modelling, had an article with the vehicle you are interested in.

The article included scale drawings of the bridge.

I cannot remember the issue number, or the author- and around 20 years ago I loaned it to someone who never returned it.

Maybe someone here has it- but I think that would help you a lot.

Cool Subject! Good luck with it.

Steve

 
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Chris Grove
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Churchill AVRE with SBG bridge

May 23 2010, 5:35 PM 

Steve(s)

The article referred to was in Military Modelling for September 1978. However, I must point out that the Churchill AVRE with SBG bridge is not the same beast as the Churchill Bridgelayer (despite the article in Military in Scale for August for 2005 which concerned the SBG bridge but was headed Bridgelayer).

Chris

 
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Andrew Bunney
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1/35 conversion plus NWE ww2 pics

May 23 2010, 10:33 AM 

http://www.imaco.com.hk/cgi-bin/prod.pl/id/IMA01635

A couple of Pics from the IWM [linked image]
PHOTOGRAPHER:
Wilkes (Sgt)
No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit
TITLE:
THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45
COLLECTION NUMBER:
4700-29
PERIOD:
Second World War
DATE:
22 October 1944
ACCESS:
Unrestricted
COLOUR / BLACK & WHITE:
Black and white
TYPE:
Official photograph
DESCRIPTION:
Churchill bridgelayer tanks of 34th Armoured Brigade move up to the Antwerp-Turnhout canal for the attack north of Antwerp, 22 October 1944.

[linked image]

PHOTOGRAPHER:
Johnson (Sgt)
No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit
TITLE:
THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45
COLLECTION NUMBER:
4700-29
PERIOD:
Second World War
DATE:
26 October 1944
ACCESS:
Unrestricted
COLOUR / BLACK & WHITE:
Black and white
TYPE:
Official photograph
DESCRIPTION:
A bridge being layed by a Churchill bridgelayer across the river at Moergestel, 26 October 1944.

[linked image]
PHOTOGRAPHER:
Wilkes (Sgt)
No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit
TITLE:
THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45
COLLECTION NUMBER:
4700-30
PERIOD:
Second World War
DATE:
8 February 1945
ACCESS:
Unrestricted
COLOUR / BLACK & WHITE:
Black and white
TYPE:
Official photograph
DESCRIPTION:
Dutch clergymen chat to the crew of a Churchill bridgelayer of 34th Tank Brigade at the start of Operation 'Veritable', 8 February 1945.

 
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Etienne Tardivel
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Bellona

May 23 2010, 10:44 AM 

Bellona military vehicle prints #25 has plans and technical info on the WWII version.

 
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Marcel Kolsteeg
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International Models Asia kit/conversion

May 23 2010, 11:56 AM 

You might have a look for this:

[linked image]

Produced by International Models Asia:http://www.imaco.com.hk/cgi-bin/prod.pl/id/IMA01635

Gr,
Marcel


[linked image]
http://kits.kolsteeg.net/sale

 
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