Infantry Tank "Churchill"

Infanterie-Kampfpanzer Churchill (e)

Western Front

After the failure of Canadian landing in Dieppe (France) on 22 August 1942, Germans captured 29 Churchill.

Only two Churchill with 57mm gun were repaired and used by Pz.Kp.81 later incorporated into the II.Abt./Pz.Rgt.100. 

 1942. Captured Churchill in the original british camouflage, nicknamed”Blondie”.

(Picture from"Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz")

  (Picture from"Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz")

Repainted in grey and with balkenkreuz, used by Pz.Kp.81, later incorporated into the II.Abt./Pz.Rgt.100.

  (Picture from"Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz")

  (Picture from"Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz")

  1943, Yvetot station, France. Used by II.Abt./Pz.Rgt.100.

(Picture from"Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz")

According with picture description this tank from I.Abt./Pz.Rgt.100.

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According with picture description this tank from I.Abt./Pz.Rgt.100.

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  Churchill turret used in pill-box near Dieppe on the Atlantik-Wall.

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Eastern Front

1943, July, SS-Haupsturmfuhrer Kaiser, commander of 3 Battalion in the "Der Fuhrer" Panzegrenadier Regiment of the "Das Reich" Division in front of heavy tank "Churchill" captured by SS soldiers during combat in the Kursk battle.

(Picture from "Waffen-SS. (2). From Glory to Defeat 1943-1945." Concord publication)

 

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