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The Tank, Infantry, Mk IV (A22) Churchill was a British heavy infantry tank used in the Second World War, best known for its heavy armour, large longitudinal chassis with all-around tracks with multiple bogies, its ability to climb steep slopes, and its use as the basis of many specialist vehicles. It was one of the heaviest Allied tanks of World War II.
— In-game description
The Churchill makes only a single appearance in the singleplayer, when it is part of the desert convoy in the opening cutscene of The Last Tiger. One of the Churchill tanks is hit by a shell from Tiger 237 and cooks off. Commander of the Tiger Peter Müller watches through binoculars as one of the crewman climbs out of the turret hatch engulfed in flames before ordering his tank to move in for the attack.
The driver is armed with a 75mm Mk V gun and a coaxial Besa machine gun, with a second player operating the hull machine gun. A third slot allows a player to take control of the machine gun atop the turret. The Churchill series is possibly the slowest vehicle in the game, and its wide long hull makes for a relatively easy target. This is countered by its high health and armor protection, with a main gun that deals effectively with infantry thanks to its damage and large splash radius. Although decent in performance against enemy armor, it has a lower muzzle velocity than the gun on the Tiger I which can harm accuracy at distance.
The infantry tank's specializations offer upgrades to both offensive and defensive characteristics, culminating with new ammunition types. The left portion of the tree initially includes Improved Loading Mechanism and Field Repair, with later upgrades replacing the 75mm with a low velocity, high drop yet extremely high damage 95mm Howitzer and HESH Rounds. On the right is Maintenance Drills, Incendiary Launcher, Reinforced Turret Ring and APC Rounds. Middle track upgrades include Improved Transverse Rotation and the Mine Clearing Line Charge.
Two other variants of the Churchill exist in the game. The Churchill Gun Carrier is equipped with a 3-inch gun (labelled in the UI as the QF 3PDR) with a faster rate of fire and more anti-vehicle damage but limited traverse and less splash damage, while the Churchill Crocodile is a flame-throwing version called in as a Squad Reinforcement.