Sunday, March 14, 2010

Churchill "Tincan"

A Churchill III or IV
equipped with the Petard, a 290 mm Spigot mortar,
throwing the 40 lb (18 kg) "Flying dustbin" with its 28 pound high explosive warhead; a weapon designed for the quick levelling of fortifications developed by MD1. The AVRE was designed after the Canadian defeat at Dieppe, and could also be equipped with numerous other attachments, such as mine flails, fascine rollers, explosive placers etc.

Photo: © TPF1 @
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1 comment:

PTA Transit Authority said...

Tanks, Awesome Machines! BEAUTY!