Cromwell IV

Cromwell IV


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Cromwell IV

Limited Edition


Item Code: CC60613

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'BLENHEIM' No.2 Squadron, 2nd (Armoured Reconnaissance) Battalion, Welsh Guards, inspection by Winston Churchill, Pickering, Yorkshire, Spring 1944

A late war British tank design, the Cromwell came at the end of a line of successful cruiser tanks built for speed and mobility. The Cromwell had an unusually long development period for a wartime tank and even though the project began in 1942, the first machines did not enter combat until the D-Day landings. Although the Cromwell was no match for the firepower of the German Tigers and Panthers, it was designed to support rapidly advancing infantry units, allowing them to make strategic gains through the speed of their advance.

An extremely fast tank, the Cromwell could reach speeds of 40mph, although this would not have been a pleasant experience for its five man crew, so it was usually limited to speeds no greater than 32mph. Powered by the excellent 600 hp Rolls Royce Meteor engine, this was actually a development of the famous Merlin engine which powered the Spitfires and Hurricanes of the Battle of Britain. Around 4,000 of these tanks were built and they saw heavy use during the battles following the D-Day landings.

This Cromwell IV, named ‘Blenheim’ was photographed during an inspection of the Guards Armoured Division by Prime Minister Churchill prior to D-Day. The squadron sign for an un-brigaded regiment with a letter A is shown, identifying the squadron commander along with the bridge classification marking, AoS sign and the Guards formation badge. Later the names and recognition markings were removed and replaced by the Allied Star.

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Dimensions 10 x 0.85 x 17
Scale 1:50
Limited Edition Yes
Limited Edition Size 1,200
Length 126mm
Age Suitability 14+

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Cromwell IV Tank

Very nice detail and fantastic decals front and back. Shovel and chain are added on and not molded onto body. Nice touch. Gun barrel elevates and turret rotates. Some shackles on front and rear had fallen off. Be careful taking the tank out of it's plastic cocoon. Two antennae included. The holes for these were not drilled deep enough, so they stick out of the turret at a 45 degree angle and not straight up. Overall a very nice detailed, historical tank with some small deficiencies.

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Cromwell Mk IV

A superb model and probably the best die cast version of this tank available. Attention to detail is as you'd expect from Corgi, making this a perfect addition to any tank model collection. The markings are totally correct. I have only one gripe: I wish the tracks could have been real metal links (like Solido) and would have happily paid more for this feature. Anyway, I just hope Corgi produces more tanks in this range.

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