Churchill AVRE

The Churchill AVRE was armed with a 230 mm petard spigot mortar.

The Churchill AVRE was one of the so-called ‘funnies’ designed by Percy Hobart specifically for use on the D-Day beaches to break through the German fortified defences.

The AVRE was the most successful ‘funny’ type and AVRE vehicles remain in service with the British Army today.

This Churchill AVRE was on display at the Tank Museum at Bovington.

There was also a Churchill AVRE at Duxford.

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