Oxford 1/76 Churchill Tank Mk.Ii 142 Rac Tunisi
This Churchill Mk III Tank is a reminder of the tanking deployment to North Africa between 1941 and 1944. Following the Second Battle of Alamein (Operation Kingforce), a military decision was made to despatch two Army Tank Brigades to Tunisia to support the First Army there.
One of these brigades was the 142 (Suffolk) Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. They arrived just as one of the major battles for Kasserine Pass was taking place and throughout 1943 were heavily involved against Rommeling forces.
Presented in a two tone dark and lighter green camouflage scheme, the remaining body parts are painted grey, including tracks, cables, suspension springs, rear deck tools and machine guns.
The model is a perfect partner for our tank 76CHT001 which launched the Churchill Mk III series and which commemorated the Kingforcein-campaign of El Alamein.