A fantastic new addition to the Gun Powder series, Churchill is the first of three volumes describing the British infantry tank. Production of the Churchill began in 1941 with the development of the A20 tank by Harland & Wolff. As the war progressed the A20 was adapted and improved by Vauxhall and became the A22. The Churchill, known for its heavy armour and versatility on the battlefield, was named after Winston Churchill who had spent time during World War I developing the tank. Churchill looks at the history, design and development of the tank and deals extensively with the special variants of the vehicle including flame throwers, combat engineers' versions, engineering and recovery vehicles. Included are plans and CAD illustrations of the Mk.I/II and III gun tanks. The book also includes an array of detailed images from 3D graphics to photographs and drawings. This is a comprehensive and valuable book for the modeller and historian alike. About Gun Power This series focuses on armour, armoured vehicles and artillery. Every book contains a chapter chronicling the design's history, plenty of drawings in modelling scales, colour plates presenting camouflaging schemes and a modelling chapter. The part covering the design's development history is illustrated by a large number of rare photographs. The plans show different variants of the vehicles or guns in several views, all non-standard versions and modifications and depict the details in the highest possible quality. Specifically for modellers, the included colour profiles are printed in the same scale. A separate, comprehensive modelling chapter goes through the models and accessories sets available on the market.
Churchill – Leszek Moczulski – Military History
May 8, 2012 By