Absolutely, but the Churchill was designed as an Infantry tank. It was all a bit of a bugger's muddle, further confused by the inconvenient fact that the Churchill was so good and couldn't easily be replaced by Cruiser tanks. Prompted by this thread I've dragged my copy of "Death by Design" by Peter Beale down from the bookshelf and found that in 1942, the "whole British effort was to concentrated on the Cromwell type of Cruiser tank, and that the production of an Infantry tank would cease to be part of the British programme", but by 1943: "The General Staff have accepted the policy that an Infantry tank of the Churchill type is an indispensable part of the British programme".
it’s interesting when you look at the Russians and Septics. They would appear to still subscribe to the school of thinking that says you need lots and lots of armour to cover an assault of World War Two proportions, where as the U.K. has 11 MBTs in total………
we really are a Mickey Mouse outfit these days. Very depressing when I look back at what’s gone. Still. Can’t live in the past I suppose