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Churchill Mk IV Carpet Layer
brian638
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: July 24, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:30 AM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the latest Churchill from AFV Club, the Churchill Mk IV TLC Laying Device and Carpet (Type A).

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Tiger_213
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Joined: August 10, 2012
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 09:14 AM UTC
Not surprised by the missing carpet. Nice review, Darren.
SdAufKla
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: May 07, 2010
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 09:34 AM UTC
An odd release.

Hopefully AFV Club has released this version first to test the waters and will release one of the later, operational versions used on D-Day and in NWE with their AVRE kit.

I was quite interested in the release when it was first announced, but I'm disappointed in the version actually kitted.
hobgrot
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Joined: August 06, 2011
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 10:27 AM UTC
the kit is of the "TLC" used at Dieppe not "Type A" which had 2 reels on a common axle. I wrote an article describing all types back in 1997. The carpet was made of hessian with standard scaffold-poles for re-inforcement (these were staggered left & right, not all the way across).
philmmusic
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Joined: August 06, 2014
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 12:58 AM UTC
Feels more like a 75% model, leaving out such in important part. Well, I guess it's hello to the aftermarket firms!