The Churchill ARK was a Churchill tank from which the turret had been removed and two timber trackways were placed.
|1. The ARK (Armoured Ramp Carrier) was a turretless Churchill with ramps at either side.|
|2. A Sherman of the 79th Armoured Division using a Churchill
ARK to climb over |
an escarpment during trials in the UK. The ARK scrabbled itself as far up
the escarpment as it could manage before applying its brakes.
The ramps were then released.
|3. A Churchill tank of the North Irish Horse crossing the Senio River, in Italy, over two ARKs.|
|4. A column of Churchill ARKs in Italy.|
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