Churchill Mark VII ‘ANZAC’

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Location: Wichita KS USA
Year of production: 1944.
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer:Vauxhall Motors
Type: Mk VIII (coverted to MkVII)
General condition: Original unrestored condition / only cosmetically restored / non runner
Estimated Price: € 200.000 and € 220.000

Movie: Churchill Mark VII 'ANZAC'

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Auction starting April 19, 2024 12:00 am

Condition

The Mk VII is currently non-operational but is almost complete,featuring the original Bedford 12-cylinder engine and Merrit-Brown gearbox. Drivetrain is complete including the original Bedford 12-cylinder engine and the Merritt-Brown 4-speed constant-mesh epicyclic gearbox. Tank is currently a non-runner and definitely needs a fair amount of attention.

  • Engine is not able to turn, could be related to clutch / engine.
  • Has a dummy gun
  • Drivers visor is removed but stored inside hull
  • Dummy Besa hul gun.

History

The Churchill Tank, named after British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, was a heavy infantry tank deployed by the Allies during World War II, primarily by the United Kingdom. The Mk VII was a later version introduced in 1944.
The particular shape of the Mark IV chariot (initially A22 and known as “Churchill”), was designed by the engineers of Vauxhall Motors. This tank has the same structure as the initial model, Mark I, studied for the First World War.

 

Many improvements have been made since the creation of the Mark I, including the replacement of the obsolete 40 mm barrel by 57 mm and 75 mm barrels and improved shielding. . The tank featured a robust design with thick armor and therefore well-protected against enemy fire. While not known for speed, the Churchill was reliable and capable of overcoming challenging terrain.
This chassis is used, like that of the American Sherman tanks, as the basic structure for many other versions, including infantry support, bridge layers, anti-mines and flamethrowers. It was used by the British forces during the Normandy landing and known as Hobart’s Funnies.
The Churchill was used by British and other Commonwealth forces during the North African, Italian and North-West Europe campaigns. In addition, 344 Churchills were sent as military aid to the Soviet Union during the Second World War and more than 250 saw active service on the Eastern Front. About 80 Churchills, in different conditions, have survived today.

Technical

Manufacturer Vauxhall Motors
Model Mk VIII (coverted to MkVII)
Manufacturing date 1944
Serial number 41219/K
Length 25 ft 1 in (7,65 m)
Width 10 ft 8 in (3,25 m)
Height (top up) 8 ft (2,45 m)
Height (top down) n/a
Weight 87.303 lb (39.600 kg)
Max. speed (land) 17 mph (27 km/h)
Max. speed (water) n/a
Operational range 90 mi (144 km)
Main armament QF 75 mm (6 pounder) Mk III ROQF (dummy barrel)
Secondary armamant 2x 7.92mm BESA machine guns, note secondary armamant not include.
Engine Bedford horizontally opposed twin-six engine, gasoline, 350 hp
Crew 5 (commander, gunner, loader/radio operator, driver, co-driver/hull gunner)
Armor 0,04 – 6 in (35 – 152 mm)
Production numbers 5.640

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