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British Churchill Mk. IV Infantry Tank

Matchbox British Churchill Mk. IV Infantry Tank

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Matchbox DYM37584 British Churchill Mk. IV Infantry Tank (1:72 Scale) "Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival."
- 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. Sold Out!

Length: 4 inches
Width: 1.5 inches

Release Date: August 1998

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction
  • Rotating turret
  • Elevating gun
  • Working vinyl tracks
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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