The Churchill tank, named after John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, is one of the heavy tanks in the European army. It is best known for its heavy armor and large chassis. The Churchill was originally designed as an infantry support tank and its emphasis was crossing over difficult terrain and breaching gaps in the enemy infantry defensive positions.
Manufactured by Vauxhall Motors, the Churchill tank was the first line of defense that Europe had when the Red invasion began. Although outgunned by the more modern Soviet vehicles such as the Bear tank and the Hammer, the crews of the Churchill tanks fought with great discipline and skill. Often the Churchills would be leading the charge, crushing enemy infantry obstacles and taking out enemy vehicles. They don’t have a very strong attack, but that is more than compensated by their heavy armor. This allows them to sustain damage that would cripple lesser vehicles.
Since the introduction of the Churchill tank, its position as the prime tank of the European armies has been overtaken by the Siege Tank. This in no way reduces the value and tactical versatility that this vehicle offers to its commanding general
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