Size: 27.4 x 13.5 x 9.2mm
In 1942, the Allies prepared for the landing of Dieppe (Operation Jubilee) and faced a first problem: the beach of Dieppe is covered with pebbles, consequently the infantry and the vehicles are not able to evolve easily.
The version of the Churchill Bobbins (Carpet Layer) is one of the solutions to the problem, because it corresponds to the model designated for the “crossing”. Indeed, the tank is equipped with a coil (hence the name “Bobbins”) which deploys at the front of the machine a carpet in cloth on which the infantry and the vehicles can evolve more easily and therefore more quickly.
This deployed rug can also mark a road cleared by demining tanks (notably the Crab) and indicate the right way to go.