Churchill 3in gun carrier: any news?

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  1. tomo pauk

    tomo pauk Creator of Interesting Threads

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    The AFV was a combination of the Churchill tank hull, with 3in cannon munted in superstructure, much like the German StuG. None of them ever left UK (AFAIK), and three examples were unearthed a decade ago. Wonder whether any kind of restoration was attempted?
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    Churchill 3" Gun Carrier
     
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    I know Bovington very well, they have lots of stuff stored and I expect that they are just keeping this one safe.
     
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    Hopefully one day they would roll out one of the gun carriers restored :)
     
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    That would be nice, it is a very interesting looking vehicle. The place they were recovered from was an old gunnery range so my guess is that these vehicles were bulldozed over with soil after they were no longer of any use as targets, so the Bovington example would probably need a massive amount of work doing on it.
     
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