|The subject vehicle
for the following photo study was photographed by André Flener
at the Musée Royal de l'Armée, Bruxelles.
the prominent counter weight on the end of the MkV 6-Pdr. gun. Photo
graphic evidence suggests two different styles of counter weight -
occasionally none at all.
|Notice the shape
of the mantlet and compare it with that of the Churchill MkVII. MkIVs
only have one driver's periscope and the ventilator is mounted centrally.
On the MkVII there are two driver's periscopes which necessitated
moving the ventilator to slightly off centre.
this photo we can clearly see how the turret sits on top of the turret
ring which appears rather vulnerable with this early style of MkIV
|Note the cone
shape bolt covers. This indicates an early reworked hull, later reworks
are fitted with cone shaped nuts with two flats similar to those used
on the Cromwell. Also note the MkVII style suspension with co-joined
bogies 2 & 3
2003 Chris Shillito