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British Churchill Mk. III Infantry Tank - Unidentified Unit, Tunisia, 1943 (1:72 Scale)
British Churchill Mk. III Infantry Tank - Unidentified Unit, Tunisia, 1943

Dragon British Churchill Mk. III Infantry Tank - Unidentified Unit, Tunisia, 1943




 
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Dragon DRR60569 British Churchill Mk. III Infantry Tank - Unidentified Unit, Tunisia, 1943 (1:72 Scale) "We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill

The "Churchill" began life as a 1939 requirement that envisaged a return to trench-warfare, and was therefore slow and heavily armored like the Russian KV-1 series. That said, the final Churchill prototype was much lighter than had first been thought acceptable, although it still resembled a World War I tank in appearance. Rushed into production at a time when a cross-channel invasion seemed imminent, it suffered early reliability problems and was not fully introduced until 1943. Early combat experience during the ill-fated Dieppe raid in 1942 was disappointing, but the vehicle proved more mobile in the rough terrain of North Africa. The tank excelled in its specialized variants, which include the AVRE, Crocodile flamethrower tank, bridgelayer and more. In fact, it wasn't until the 1960s that the last Churchill was finally retired.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a British Churchill Mk. III Infantry Tank that served in Tunisia during 1943. Now in stock!

Dimensions:
Length: 4-inches
Width: 1-1/2-inches

Release Date: February 2013

Historical Account:: "On to Tunis" - The Tunisia Campaign (also known as the Battle of Tunisia) was a series of battles that took place in Tunisia during the North African Campaign of the Second World War, between Axis and Allied forces. The Allies consisted of British Imperial Forces, including Polish and Greek contingents, with American and French corps. The battle opened with initial success by the German and Italian forces, but the massive supply and numerical superiority of the Allies led to the Axis's complete defeat. Over 230,000 German and Italian troops were taken as prisoners of war, including most of the Afrika Korps.

Features
  • Plastic construction
  • Rotating turret
  • Elevating gun
  • Realistic painting and weathering
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with acrylic display case

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