Churchill BARV info wantedJune 13 2012 at 12:02 AM
|Chris Meddings (Login ChrisDM)|
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I have one (very small and blurry) picture in a book somewhere of the ill-starred Churchill BARV. According to the caption it was trialled and a few built but was shelved in preference for the Sherman BARV due to its higher profile (handy when you're half underwater no doubt!)
But I'd like to build a Churchill BARV, maybe even kit it; does anyone have any info on this rare version?
|June 13 2012, 5:40 AM |
P.87 of the David Doyle Ampersand title Vol 2 on the Churchill tank (ISBN 978-0-9773781-2-8)has a clear side shot, what a strange looking beast too!
Thanks! Anyone else?
|June 14 2012, 3:36 AM |
Thanks Merlin, that one is already on my wish list
But one view whilst valuable, will not alone get this one build, does any one else have anything?
|June 15 2012, 10:36 AM |
There is a photo of one towing a Universal Carrier ashore during a pre-Overlord exercise in Tanks Illustrated 25 - The Churchill Tank by Chris Ellis. I suspect that it is the one that you remember - it is very indistinct and shows little in teh way of useful detail.
|June 15 2012, 9:54 PM |
A visit to the Tank Museum Archive is probably called for. Which is a shame as I used to live 2 hours away. Its a bt further now....