AFV Club 1/35 Scale Churchill MK.IV Avre with Fascine Carrier Frame Model Kit

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AFV Club 1/35 Scale Churchill MK.IV Avre with Fascine Carrier Frame Model Kit (AF35288)
Starter Paint Pack (7 x 17ml Pots) (VP35288)
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Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement (AD83)

This is a plastic model kit of the Churchill Tank which was modified with a 'fascine carrier frame' for carrying fascine bundles tied with steel wire ropes.

Please note: Lumber Bundles shown in picture are not included

A little history:

In August 1942, to relieve pressure from the USSR on the Eastern Front, a ground force consisting of the Canadian Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, chose the French port of Dieppe to attempt an experimental landing . This operation was originally set as regional scale. The whole landing troops were less than 10,000 people, including the Calgary Regiment consisting of 29 Churchill Infantry tanks.

Most production A.V.R.E.'s (Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers) were fitted with brackets on the hull for the attachment of fittings for special tasks.

A great example of one of these fittings was the 'fascine carrier frame' for carrying fascine bundles tied with steel wire ropes. Ropes were tied with a rope lock with a quick-release mechanism that can be employed to quickly release the wood bundles. because the sight of the driver was blocked by the carrier frame, the driver would need advise from crewmen in the turret to help with directions. Even with this defect, Churchill AVRE fascine carriers still performed efficiently on the battlefields of Normandy. 

'Hobart's Funnies' was the name given to these types of unusually modified tanks which operated during the Second World War by the United Kingdom's 79th Armoured Division or by specialists from the Royal Engineers.

They were designed in the light of problems that more standard tanks experienced during the amphibious Dieppe Raid, so that the new models would be able to overcome the problems of the planned Invasion of Normandy. These tanks played a major part on the Commonwealth beaches during the landings. They were forerunners of the modern combat engineering vehicle and were named after their commander, Major General Percy Hobart.

Starter Paint Pack Includes:

7 x 17ml Vallejo model paints. Vallejo paints are supplied in plastic bottles of 17ml with an eyedropper device which keeps paint from drying and prevents spills. The model color range has been specifically developed for adherence on difficult surfaces such as metal and plastic, but the product is not toxic, not flammable, and does not give off noxious fumes. 

Please note: The paint packs offered are only our suggestion from the box art and will not match directly with the instructions found within the kit.

Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement 40ml (AD83)

Plastic Magic Cement is a thin, liquid plastic cement with a 10-15 sec adjustment time & non-clog action. It is non-toxic, non-flammable, has minimal odour and almost zero emissions when compared to competitors.

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