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New Release: Churchill Crocodile (Heavy Tank)

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Special Offer:

Buy the Churchill Crocodile Heavy Tank by June 19 and get free shipping on your entire order*

*Within the USA free shipping means delivery by the United States Postal Service using First Class Mail (packages up to 8 ounces) and Priority Mail (packages over 8 ounces). Select Countries: Free Economy Mail delivery (4-8 weeks) is also being offered to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

About the Churchill Crocodile Heavy Tank:

The Churchill Crocodile was a British flame-throwing variant of the Churchill Mark VII tank. They began production in October 1943, in time for the Normandy invasion. From early in the war there had been experiments with mounting flamethrowers on British vehicles. General Percy Hobart saw the Crocodile demonstration in 1943 and pressured the MoS to produce a development plan. Shortly after, the Chief of the General Staff added the flamethrowers to the 79th Division plan.

The flamethrower equipment was produced as a kit that REME workshops could install in the field, converting any available Churchill Mk VII to a Crocodile. The conversion kit included the trailer which held the fuel, an armored pipe fitted along the underside of the tank, and the projector.

With the flamethrower’s short range of up to 120 yards, the Crocodile was a specialized weapon. The fuel burned on water and could be used to set fire to woods and houses. The flamethrower could project a “wet” burst of unlit fuel, which would splash around corners in trenches or strongpoints, and then be ignited with a second burst. It was used so successfully against German bunkers that many surrendered after the first ranging shots.

Specifications:

  • Crew: 5
  • Units produced: 800
  • Engine: Bedford Twin-Six gasoline
  • Armor: 152 mm hull and turret front; 95 mm hull sides and turret sides; 51 mm hull rear
  • Armament: 75 mm ordnance QF main gun, flame projector unit
  • Ammunition: 84 x 75 mm projectiles, 400 x gallons of flamer fuel
  • Operational range: 56 mi
  • Speed: 15 mph

Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:

The Churchill Crocodile Heavy Tank kit comes with the following features:

  • 360 degree rotating turret
  • Custom-printed WWII British Tank Commander
  • Operational hatches
  • Working gun elevation
  • Double-wide Track Links
  • Detachable armored fuel trailer with stabilizers
  • 8 Printed elements
  • 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
  • Designed by Yitzy Kasowitz
  • Includes 765 genuine new-condition LEGO® bricks and BrickArms® elements
  • Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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