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 Post subject: Airfix Churchill VII
PostPosted: Fri 08 Sep 2017 13:13 pm 
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Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere on the forum, but does anyone know to which unit the Airfix churchill 'Apollo' belongs. The only Apollo I can find is from 51.RTR in Italy 1944. But the rest of the markings in the kit don't tally with anything I can find about this unit. Many thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Airfix Churchill VII
PostPosted: Sat 09 Sep 2017 08:11 am 
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I recall reading somewhere that the 'T' number for the Airfix Sherman was actually assigned to a Universal Carrier, and with the Churchill kit being of similar age it's possible it also has incorrect/fictitious markings.

If you're after correct markings, Dan Taylor does some:
http://www.dantaylormodelworks.com/chur ... e-90-p.asp
There're possibly other options as well, the Dan Taylor set was just what I could think of.

Italeri also do/did the 'real' Apollo in 1/72 scale.

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 Post subject: Re: Airfix Churchill VII
PostPosted: Sat 09 Sep 2017 09:01 am 
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Thanks for that info, I did suspect that might be the case. It's like every issue of the Fokker triplane I've seen comes with serial 425/17 whatever the colour scheme in the instructions.

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 Post subject: Re: Airfix Churchill VII
PostPosted: Sat 09 Sep 2017 10:33 am 
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The link in the thread below also lists a couple of 51st RTR Churchills named Apollo:

http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=455&t=51254

Both are listed as being in Tunisia in 1943.

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 Post subject: Re: Airfix Churchill VII
PostPosted: Mon 11 Sep 2017 12:16 pm 
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Given how much generality there is in this thread, let me point out that A company of any British unit might have named one of their vehicles "Apollo".

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