Churchill VII

Infantry Tank, Churchill Mk. VII (A22F) was an armored vehicle (tank, AFV or armoured fighting vehicle) in combat use during the Second World War (World War II or WWII) in various theaters. The Churchill was a fully tracked all-terrain vehicle designed for military operations. Churchill Mark VII, also known as the A22F, was produced and deployed by the British Army of the United Kingdom (Great Britain) and allied and Commonwealth armed forces. The technical drawing (plan, layout or profile) shows the general appearance characteristics of the specified model (version) of the Churchill tank for purposes of identification and reference. For more detailed information about this armored fighting vehicle, refer to Churchill VII.

Country Name Origin Year
United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) 1943
GENERAL DATA
Formal DesignationInfantry Tank, Churchill Mk. VII (A22F)
Manufacturer(s)n.a.
Production Quantityn.a.Production Period1943-1945
TypeHeavy/Infantry TankCrew5
Length /hull (m)7.54Barrel Overhang (m)0
Width (m)3.25Height (m)2.49
Combat Weight (kg)40600Radio EquipmentNo. 19 & No. 38
FIREPOWER
Primary Armament75mm Mk. 5 or 5aAmmunition Carried84
Traverse (degrees)(360°)Elevation (degrees)-12° to +20°
Traverse speed (360°)n.a.Sightn.a.
Secondary Armament2 x 7.92mm Besa MG
(coaxial, bow)
Ammunition Carried6975
1 x .303 Bren MG (AA)600
2-inch bomb thrower30 (smoke)


MOBILITY CHARACTERISTICS
Engine Make & ModelBedford Twin-SixTrack Links72/track
Type & DisplacementHO12, 21.2 litersTrack Width55.9cm
Horsepower (max.)350hp@2200rpmTrack Ground Contactn.a.
Power/Weight Ratio8.6 hp/tGround Pressuren.a.
Gearbox4 forward, 1 reverseGround Clearance (m)0.51
FuelGasoline (Petrol)Turning Radius (m)n.a.
Range on/off road (km)145Gradient (degrees)34°
Mileage (liters/100km)470 on roadVertical Obstacle (m)0.76
Fuel Capacity (liters)682Fording (m)1.02
Speed on/off road20/13 km/hTrench Crossing (m)3.05
ARMOR PROTECTION
Armor DetailFrontSideRearTop/Bottom
Hull140mm@90°57mm@90°50mm@90°19-25mm@0°
Superstructure57mm@20°95mm@90°-16-19mm@0°
152mm@90°
Turret152mm@90°95mm@90°95mm@90°20mm@0°
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