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Welded hull Cromwell
smith_rc3
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 05:54 AM UTC
Hi All

I wonder if there is anyone who can tell me what to remove to produce a welded hull Cromwell tank please.

Thanks in advance
Neonik
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 07:39 AM UTC

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Hi All

I wonder if there is anyone who can tell me what to remove to produce a welded hull Cromwell tank please.

Thanks in advance



Greetings,Rob! I am sorry I didn't understand what you mean.
If there was a Cromwell with welded hull?
Northwoods
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 08:25 AM UTC
According to British and American Tanks of World War Two by Peter Chamberlain and Chris Ellis
"Most important innovation was introduction of all-welded construction in place of riveting on later models."

Cromwell IVw , Cromwell Vw , Cromwell VIIw "w" means welded

Also Vauxhall built a pilot with a cast/welded turret similar to the turret used on the Churchill. It was intended to replace the Churchill in production in 1943 but Churchill production was continued instead.