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THE TANK MUSEUM - RESERVE COLLECTION, BOVINGTON, DORSET, SOUTH WEST ENGLAND, BRITAIN



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Location Category ID:
3016
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Latitude, Longitude: 50.69535497 , -2.24074423
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: 1: Leopard C2 Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until 2011)
2: M7B2 Priest Howitzer Motor Carriage - Military Vehicle Technology Foundation (MVTF), Portola Valley, San Mateo County, California, USA (From 1988)
3: M60A1 Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Dates unknown)
4: M103A2 Heavy Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Dates unknown)
5: T-34-85 Tank - Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, East England, Britain (From 1997)
6: T-34-85 Tank - 9th Re-enactment Society, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA (From 1997)
7: FV101 Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank - Defence College of Management and Technology, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, South East England, Britain (April – July 2005)
8: FV101 Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank - Marcus Glenn, Little Sutton, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Britain (Until November 2010)
9: A24 Cavalier Tank - Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (From 1996 – ca mid 2000s)
10: A30 Challenger Tank - Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (Dates unknown)
11: A34 Comet Tank - Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (1990-ca2000)
12: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - ATDU and Solitary Vehicles, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Presumed until 1994)
13: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton, Buckinghamshire, South East England, Britain (Until September 2003)
14: FV4030/2 Khalid Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until restoration)
15: A22 Churchill Tank - Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (Until September 2002)
16: A22 Churchill Tank - Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (As Churchill ARK Armoured Ramp Carrier until ca2004)
17: A22 Churchill Tank - Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (Until September 2002)
18: Panzer 61 Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Dates unknown)


Storage

The following vehicles have been acquired by the museum and are in storage. Some are in working order and kept for displays, some are awaiting restoration and some are undergoing restoration. They include vehicles in hangars, in the workshops, and those stored outside.

Location ID:
3016
Latitude, Longitude:50.69535497, -2.24074423
Location Accuracy:7



1) Jagdpanzer Kanone Tank Destroyer German


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Unique ID: 289
Serial Number: 8062 (chassis, source: Museum Vehicle Record).
Registration: 70061: “70061” and German flag painted on glacis plate
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Other Identification: “018” painted on superstructure sides. Unit insignia painted on front left mud flap. Painted overall in a green, brown and black camouflage scheme.


2) Leopard 1A1 Tank German


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Unique ID: 1960
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Other Identification: German crosses painted on turret sides. Painted overall in a green, brown and black camouflage scheme.


3) Leopard C2 Tank German


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Unique ID: 1982
Serial Number: 18016 (chassis)
0020A (turret).
Registration: 78-85137: “78-85137” painted on left hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “23A” painted on hull sides and rear. “137” painted on thermal sleeve near muzzle. White-edged black maple leaf painted on rangedfinder blanking plates. Hull painted in a green, brown and black camouflage (previously overall green), turret painted overall green.

It has been reported that two Leopards were donated by the Canadian Army (source: Flickr). This Leopard arrived by low loader on 31 May 2006. It is in running order and was one of three Leopards that took part in Tankfest 2009; it also took part in Tankfests 2006, 2010 and 2011.


4) M3A1 Stuart Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1798
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Registration: T37765 (British, not original): “T37765” painted on hull sides. EB11549 (Brazilian): “EB 11549” previously painted on hull sides and nose.
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Other Identification: ‘Desert Rat’ marking painted on front left mud flap. Yellow triangle marking painted on turret sides. Painted overall desert sand.

This M3A1 was one of the batch of sixteen Stuarts imported from Brazil by RR Motor Services in October 2008. It is in running order and took part in the War & Peace Show at Beltring in England 22-26 July 2009.
It was handed over at Bovington on 25 September 2009, and was restored by Friends of the Tank Museum as a British ‘Honey’ Stuart of the North African campaign during the winter of 2009-10. The whole of the upper body was cleaned of rust and treated with rust inhibitor, and then spray painted ready for her first show appearance, the Trucks & Troops Show at the National Motor Museum in May 2010. (Source: tank102/Flickr).
It was on display inside the museum for some time and took part in Tankfest 2011. It was moved into storage in about November 2011 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).


5) M4 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 2144
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This is a range wreck and just a hull. It was put on the museum books in 2009. It is not identified as any particular model of Sherman, simply “W9 Sherman Hull”.


6) M4 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 2146
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This is just a hull. It was put on the museum books in 2009. It is not identified as any particular model of Sherman, simply “C118 Sherman Hull”.


7) M4A2 (76) HVSS Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 2099
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Registration: T224875 (British): “T-224875” painted on hull sides (224875 previously painted on transmission cover).
Name: Either “RON” or “HARRY” painted on plate on hull sides. “BALACLAVA” previously painted on left hull side.
Other Identification: “AF-7737” painted on rear hull sides. “THIS VEHICLE IS FILLED WITH ANTI-FREEZE 1/3 2/3 AND MUST NOT BE DRAINED” painted on hull sides. (Previously: “10” painted on left turret side, unit markings painted on transmission cover and hull sides, “U.S. ARMY” and white star painted on turret sides).

This tank was sent to Britain for evaluation, but although given the British designation ‘Sherman IIIAY’ was not adopted for service. It was exchanged with the AFV Wing at Shrivenham, who were given a Sherman Grizzly. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This M4A2 was transferred from Shrivenham in 1985, and is in running order. It took part in Tankfest 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and was on static display at Tankfest 2011.


8) M4 (105) HVSS Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 2100
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Registration: T270804 (British).
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This Sherman was put on the museum books in 1949.


9) M74 Tank Recovery Vehicle American


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Unique ID: 2019
Serial Number: 3 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).
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This M74 arrived at the museum in 1984 after being restored by the REME Workshops of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment at Grafenwöhr in Germany. It arrived in running order and was used for some time to move other exhibits around.


10) Sherman Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle American / British


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Unique ID: 2145
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This is a range wreck. It was put on the museum books in 2009. It is not identified as any particular model of BARV, simply “C112 Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle”. Photographs appear to show a Sherman BARV.


11) M47 Patton Tank American / Italian


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Unique ID: 2097
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Registration: 107353 (Italian).
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This M47 was one of 5136 produced at ALCO before completion of orders in November 1953. It served with Italian Army 1952-1987. It was purchased for £7,000 for use as a hard target, but exchanged for the Museum’s ex-Belgian Army M47, which was in poor condition. That M47 was sent to the ranges at Lulworth and replaced with this vehicle, which was put on the museum books in 1987. It has the early production vehicles’ driver’s compartment and instrument panels, with early style hatches. It has the M12 rangefinder and gunnery controls characteristic of later vehicles, and later style gunner’s power traversing controls. The crew is listed as 4 on the data plate in the driver’s compartment, although the mount for the hull machine-gun remains. The gun is the M36 type 90mm, with cylindrical fume extractor, not the ‘T’ type used on some later vehicles. It has no sights or periscopes other than the M12. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).


12) M60A3 Tank American


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Unique ID: 2140
Serial Number: 540.
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Other Identification: Painted overall desert sand.

It has been suggested that this M60A3 was previously at the East of England Tank Museum. It was put on the museum books in 2008.


13) T14 Assault Tank American


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Unique ID: 2122
Serial Number: Second pilot.
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During 1941 the British Army considered there was a need for a tank with a large calibre gun and heavy armour. This led to the A33 being built in Britain and to an order being placed in America for 8,500 T14 Tanks. The T14 was essentially a heavily armoured M4 Sherman Tank incorporating many features of the M6 Heavy Tank. Two pilot models were completed in 1943 and this second one was sent direct to Britain in 1944 via the Chester Tank Depot. By this time British and American views had changed and the complete project was cancelled. This is the only example to have survived. It is missing part of its side-skirts.


14) Tracked Rapier Mobile SAM System American / British


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Unique ID: 2001
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Registration: 49 KB 47: “49 KB 47” painted on stowage box on front of cab, and on hull rear.
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Tracked Rapier took part in Tankfest 2006.


15) T-34-85 Tank Soviet / Polish


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Unique ID: 2101
Serial Number: OEG 3892 0741466 (Hull): “OEG 3892 0741466” stamped into glacis. 208 (Turret): “208” cast into left rear turret side. 3012-85-44-1954 stamped into breech.
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Other Identification: “1847” and Polish eagle emblem painted on turret sides.

The tank was one of a batch imported from Poland by McGregor and Budge Haulage, and offered for sale to private collectors. It was purchased by ITDU for filming during LAW 80 anti-tank trials, and was expected to be destroyed as a target. However, the Museum’s existing T-34-85, which was in poor condition with no engine, gearbox or internal fittings, was used instead and this vehicle consequently added to the collection. It is complete, except for the radio, gunner’s sight and secondary armament. All instrument panels, instructions and stamps are in Polish. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
According to other sources this ex-Polish T-34 was purchased by the ITDU at Warminster from the Budge organisation which imported it into the country, and that it suffered superficial damage during trials of the LAW 80 aiming rifle. It was put on the museum books in 1987 and underwent restoration in 2001. It is in running order and took part in Tankfests 2006, 2009 and 2010.


16) Type 59 Tank Soviet / Chinese


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Unique ID: 2033
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Registration: 68 MS 41 (British).
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a sand and green camouflage scheme.

This Type 59 is in running order and has taken part in a number of Tankfests (including 2006, 2010 and 2011).


17) T-55 Enigma Tank Soviet / Iraqi


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Unique ID: 1972
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Other Identification: “JeANNE”, “CHRIS”, “MUSTANG” and other graffiti spray-painted on left side armour. “CALVIN & HOBBS” and “91” spray-painted on rear of turret counterweight.

This is a Polish built T-55K command tank that was used by the 5th Iraqi Mechanised Division (source: Museum Vehicle Record). Its label reads as follows: “This tank has been fitted with extra armour around the front and sides on both turret and hull. One armour pad has been cut open to reveal he multi-layer arrangement inside which consists of alternate plates of steel, rubber and aluminium. This is intended to defeat modern HEAT projectiles. Trials in the USA indicate that, crude as it appears, this system works quite well. However it increases the weight of the tank and reduces performance while the counter-balance, at the rear of the turret, suggests that it is affected by the extra weight. The sectioned armour pad is above the driver’s hatch. Unless the turret is in this position, and the pod raised as shown, the driver would be trapped”.
This tank was moved into storage from the Post War Hall in November 2011 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).


18) T-55 Tank Soviet


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Unique ID: 1962
Serial Number: “736KY478S” stamped into glacis plate.
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Other Identification: Painted overall green with roadwheels, headlamp guard and other parts edged in white.

This T-55 was captured during the 1991 Gulf War. It is painted as a parade vehicle of the Soviet army of the Cold War era. It was put on the museum books in 1993; it was displayed for some time in the Tamiya Hall before being moved into storage.


19) Type 69 Tank Soviet / Chinese


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Unique ID: 2147
Serial Number: B9321277.
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This Iraqi tank was captured by a Squadron of 1st Queens Dragoon Guards at the end of the Gulf War. It was shipped to England from Kuwait and remained outside Assaye Barracks during the Regiment’s posting 1991-1992. It was subsequently presented to Tidworth, Netheravon and Bulford Garrison Headquarters by the 1st Queens Dragoons Guards on 29th September 1992. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
It was put on the museum books in 2009.


20) Type 69-IIB Tank Soviet / Chinese


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Unique ID: 1973
Serial Number: B10861009: “B10861009” stamped into glacis.
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Other Identification: “QT91” painted on top left of glacis. Slogan “DEATH TO ? ?” painted on bottom left of glacis. “T26” painted on front left mud flap. “T” and a red triangle painted on left side plates. Painted overall in a green and sand camouflage scheme.

This is a Chinese built version of the T-54. It was manufactured in 1984 and is typical of a late production Type 69-II (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was captured in Iraq, which had started to purchase the Type 69 in 1983, after which substantial deliveries followed. This exhibit was captured during the Gulf War and it appears to have served as a command tank. It is displayed with mannequins representing two members of the crew. The crude plumbing on its left side was designed to duct smoke from the exhaust and release it at the front of the tank as a smoke screen.
This tank was moved into storage from the Post War Hall in November 2011 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).


21) Type 69-IIB Tank Soviet / Chinese


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Unique ID: 2048
Serial Number: B9841093.
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This tank was moved into storage in January 2010 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).


22) Type 69-IIB Tank Soviet / Chinese


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Unique ID: 2128
Serial Number: B9841287.
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This tank was used by the Iraqi Army in the Gulf War. It was put on the museum books in 1991, and was moved into the workshop in July 2007 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).


23) Type 653 Armoured Recovery Vehicle Soviet / Chinese


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Unique ID: 2011
Serial Number: 158 3002 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).
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Other Identification: Painted overall sand.

This Type 653 was recovered from Iraq in 1991 after the first Gulf War.


24) Mark IV Light Tank British


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Unique ID: 2044
Serial Number: “886”.
Registration: T1344: “T1344” previously painted on left hull side. Also “BMM 121”.
Name:
Other Identification: White circle painted on left turret side.

This Mark IV was built at the Elswick Works, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in March 1935. It was put on the museum books in 1952, and was on display inside the museum for many years.


25) TV15000 Light Tank British


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Unique ID: 2004
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Registration: 04 ED 79: “04 ED 79” painted on nose and on plate on hull rear.
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Designed and developed at MVEE as a test bed for the CVR(T). First engine was Rolls Royce B60. Aluminium armour reduced weight. Hydro-pneumatic suspension and light track with aluminium links reduced weight and increased speed. TV15000 was effectively hand-built at Chertsey. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).


26) FV101 Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank British


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Unique ID: 2050
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Listed as ‘hull’.


27) FV101 Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank British


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Unique ID: 2134
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Registration: 02 FD 39: “02 FD 39” painted on nose.
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This vehicle was part of an agreement with Marcus Glenn to exchange two non-running Scorpions for one running Scorpion. It was returned to the Tank Museum on 6 September 2010. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
The record card for this Scorpion shows that it travelled extensively – it was at CVD Ludgershall in December 1972, on 17 BVD stock in February 1973, with 17/21 Lancers BAOR, then 16/5 Lancers in November 1974, the Antwerp Ordnance Depot in September 1979, with 16/5 Lancers in January 1980, 2 RTR in November 1980, on stock with 2 ADS in October 1986, with QOH in May 1987 and then WSV (presumably Witham Specialist Vehicles for disposal) in May 2004. It was put on the museum books in 2005. It is in running order and took part in Tankfest 2011.


28) FV101 Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank British


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Unique ID: 2083
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Registration: 02 FD 86: “02 FD 86” painted on nose.
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Scorpion is in running order and has taken part in a number of events, including Tankfest 2006. Its service included time with 14th/20th Hussars in BAOR.


29) FV4333 Stormer Armoured Personnel Carrier British


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Unique ID: 2000
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30) A24 Cavalier Tank British


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Unique ID: 2039
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This Cavalier was recovered from an Army range at Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire in 1985. It came from Larkhill and was a Gunner’s Observation Post (OP) tank in the 9th Armoured Division during its short service life (source: P.-O. Buan/SCTR). It is little more than a rusted wreck, missing its main armament, most roadwheels, tracks, and other components. It was recovered by a team led by Major Gillman, with alternative hard targets taking its place; there are traces of markings on the hull front of 9th Armoured Division which used it for training 1943-4 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).


31) A27L Centaur Tank British


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Unique ID: 1988
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Other Identification: Some white paint.

A Centaur in poor condition.


32) A27L Centaur Tank British


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Unique ID: 2030
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Other Identification: Painted overall white.

This Centaur is little more than a rusted wreck, missing its turret, most roadwheels, tracks, and other components. It was probably recovered from a firing range.


33) A34 Comet Tank British


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Unique ID: 2031
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Registration: 21 ZR 21, previously T335743 (source: Museum Vehicle Record). “T335220” painted on hull front.
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Other Identification: Yellow circles painted on turret sides.

This Comet I is a Type B. It is in running order and has taken part in a number of Tankfests (including 2004, 2007 and 2009).


34) A41 Centurion Tank British


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Unique ID: 2046
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Registration: 43 BA 71.
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This Centurion is a Mark 12; its service units include 1st Royal Tank Regiment, 9th/12th Lancers and Queens Dragoon Guards (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was put on the museum books in 1992. It is presumed that this Centurion is the one seen in the storage area in October 2008; if so it appeared to be in poor condition and was fitted with triple rubber block tracks.


35) A41 Centurion Tank British


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Unique ID: 2126
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Registration: 04 CC 87: “04 CC 87” previously painted on nose.
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Other Identification: RAC Centre insignia previously painted on nose.

This Mark 13 started life as a Mark 8. It was then up-gunned and up-armoured into a Mark 10 before being finally converted into a Mark 13 by the addition of the ranging machine gun and infrared vision equipment. It was the last Centurion gun tank to fire its main gun in the British Army. (source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This Centurion served in BAOR with 9/12 Royal Lancers and 1RTR before being moved to 17 BVD in June 1970, then on to CVD Ludgershall in August 1970. In October 1970 it was at 38 Central Workshops REME before returning to Ludgershall in February 1971. From February 1972 it served with the RAC Centre Gunnery School at Lulworth, before being discharged from service through QM Bovington in March 1975 “being manned by 3RTR” and then being ‘issued’ to the Museum. (Source: Record Cards).
This was the last Centurion in service with the Royal Tank Regiment. It had its last firing on Lulworth Range on 22 July 1974. In January 1986 it was involved in Simfire trials at Bovington. It was on display in the Tamiya Hall as recently as 2006.


36) Centurion Target Tank British


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Unique ID: 1377
Serial Number: 69: “ROF/L Hull 69/450 III” (source: Museum Vehicle Record).
Registration: “09 BA 97” painted on nose and hull rear (and over-painted on nose).
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Other Identification: “40796T ESC” cast into left turret side. Painted overall in pale grey.

This tank was originally built as a Centurion Mark 3, to contract 6/FV/3891 dated 7 February 1952. The contractor was Director General of Ordnance Factories and involved a total of 450 tanks (cut back from an original order for 650). The first 377 (09BA28 to 13BA04) were completed as Mark 3 with the co-axial 7.92mm Besa, the remaining 73 (13BA05 to 13BA77) as Mark 5 with the .30 Browning. It was registered in service on 22 September 1952. Its early history is not recorded but a later card records it as being ‘Recovered’ (suggesting that it had spent some time on a target range) in 1975 and passing to HQ and Admin Wing, School of Infantry at Warminster. 27 Command Workshops REME, based at Warminster, is known to have converted three redundant Centurions to Range Target Tanks by sealing all apertures and laying on as much additional armour as possible. Various regiments are shown as operating this tank while acting as the demonstration battalion at Warminster including, in April 1984, 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, from November 1984, 1st Battalion Worcester & Sherwood Foresters Regiment and, in August 1986, 2nd Battalion Royal Green Jackets. The tanks were used as mobile targets to train infantry in anti-tank operations using the Milan and Carl Gustav, firing inert projectiles. There is a possibility that 09BA97 was at Larkhill in 2003, possibly acting as a moving target for Swingfire. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This tank was moved into storage from beside one of the museum entrance roads in November 2011 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).


37) FV4004 Conway Heavy Gun Tank British


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Unique ID: 2040
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Registration: 07 BA 67: “07 BA 67” painted on hull rear.
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The Conway was an experimental tank destroyer, also known as FV4004. It was meant to equip British armoured formations in response to the Soviet Josef Stalin III Heavy Tank, pending the introduction of the Conqueror Heavy Tank. This was the only prototype built, based on the hull of a Centurion Mark III Tank. It had a four man crew and was armed with one 120mm L1A1 gun and a machine-gun. Final assembly was undertaken at ROF Barnbow. It arrived from the Royal Military College at Shrivenham in April 1969. It was displayed at one time towing a mono-trailer.


38) FV4006 Centurion Armoured Recovery Vehicle British


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Unique ID: 1984
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Registration: 00 ZR 20: “00 ZR 20” painted on superstructure front.
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Other Identification: Fitted with triple rubber block tracks.

The Record Card for this ARV shows that it was with Scots Greys LAD, then 17 RVD in 1968, 2 ADS then 13/18 Hussars LAD in 1969, and 17 BVD, 2 ADS and 15/19 Hussars LAD in 1970. It was at CVD Ludgershall in 1972, 17 BVD and 2 ADS in 1973, and finally back with Scots DG LAD in 1974. It was put on the museum books in 2006.


39) FV4006 Centurion Armoured Recovery Vehicle British


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Unique ID: 1986
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Registration: 00 ZR 27: “00 ZR 27” painted on superstructure front.
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This ARV served with LAD REME/11th Hussars (BAOR)/4th Royal Tank Regiment and is featured in the January 2003 issue of The Craftsman, the REME journal (source: Museum Vehicle Record).


40) FV4202 40-ton Centurion Tank British


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The FV4202 was an experimental vehicle based on the hull of a Centurion tank. Three were built early in 1956 by Leyland Motors. Its purpose was to investigate some features of the proposed design for the FV4201 Chieftain Tank programme. These included a new design of turret which dispensed with the need for a mantlet, and the provision of a reclining driver’s position. It does not have its original gun fitted and it is missing its side-skirts.


41) Centurion MMWR Target Tank British


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Other Identification: ERA-style blocks attached to turret top and sides and hull front and sides. Fitted with triple rubber block tracks.

This vehicle was put together as a target to test a millimetre-wave-radar targeting system; a major part of the hull (minus a piece tacked on the back) appears to come from one of the FV4202 40-ton Centurion prototypes used for Chieftain development (source: J. Web/AFVNDB). It has also been suggested that it was put together as a visual representation of a Soviet T-72 or similar tank; it is known as ‘Russian Concept Vehicle’ in its Museum Vehicle Record.


42) FV4203 Centurion AVRE 105 Engineer Vehicle British


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Registration: 44 BA 17: “44 BA 17” painted on top left of glacis.
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Built by Leyland as Tank Combat Command Centurion Mark 12. Date in Service 12 August 1955. Subsequent locations: 17 Reserve Vehicle Depot BAOR, March 1968; 2 Armoured Delivery Squadron BAOR, March 1968; 1st Royal Horse Artillery BAOR, 1976; 40 Field Regiment RA, BAOR 1977; 27 Command Workshops, 1980; Vehicle Depot Ludgershall, 1981; T B Pearson & Sons, April 1981, Vickers Defence Systems, April 1981, Converted to 105mm AVRE, fitted for CLANSMAN. Gifted to Tank Museum, 5 May 1998. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This Centurion is in running order. It took part in Tankfest 2000 when it carried the linkages for a dozer blade; by the time it took part in Tankfest 2006 the linkages had been removed. It has since taken part in Tankfest 2011.


43) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Unique ID: 2085
Serial Number: G1 pilot model.
Registration: 01 DC 87: “01DC87” painted on nose.
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Other Identification: RAC markings painted on front mud flaps.

Correspondence in accessions files identifies this vehicle as G1, one of six prototypes ordered in June 1959 for troop trials. It was built by ROF Leeds (production was shared with Vickers). Delivered on 15th February 1962, it was sent to Lulworth for gunnery trials (with FVRDE) instead of vehicle W6, until November 1962. This revealed faults in the sighting system, and it was returned to Leeds for rework. The gun is the prototype L11 120mm. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This Chieftain was put on the museum books in 1967. When previously on display in the museum it was fitted with Simfire tank gunnery simulation equipment.


44) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Unique ID: 1164
Serial Number: P6 pilot model.
Registration: 99 SP 23: “99 SP 23” painted on nose and right rear mudflap.
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It is believed that this tank is P6, one of the first six Chieftain prototypes to be built. P6 was delivered to the Fighting Vehicle Research & Development Establishment (FVRDE) at Chertsey, Surrey in January 1960. Although this tank never entered regular service with the British Army it remained at FVRDE Chertsey and was used for a variety of experiments. For example in about 1965 it was adapted at FVRDE to drive under water. This was done by sealing all the hatches, totally enclosing the gun and turret in a huge rubberized cover and erecting a waterproof tower on top of the turret. This tower was large enough for the commander to climb up and down inside so that, when the tank was moving under water the commander remained above the surface, at the top of the tower, and guided his driver via a microphone. The tower also provided fresh air for the crew and a means of escape if anything went wrong. FVRDE had their own deep water testing tank although more realistic trials could be conducted in The Fleet, a stretch of sea water inside the famous Chesil Beach in Dorset. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This Chieftain ended up on display on a concrete plinth outside the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) in the mid 1990’s.
A Tank Museum news item of 4 May 2011 reported: “The Tank Museum has added what is believed to be the oldest Chieftain tank in existence to its collection of armoured vehicles. The FV4201 Chieftain prototype (99SP23), built in 1959, was rescued from a scrap yard where it would soon have been broken up and lost forever. But the vehicle was spotted and tracked to its destination by someone with close links to The Museum, who contacted staff to alert them to his discovery. The tank, which was last recorded as having been a gate guard at Chertsey, had been sold to merchants who were unaware of its significance. Tank Museum Curator David Willey said; ‘On this occasion we were fortunate that we got there on time – and that the scrap dealers were both understanding and willing to help us. Of course, we are also very grateful to have received such an important tip-off.’ With time running out for the aging machine, a ‘stay of execution’ was negotiated, a deal completed, and the vehicle was released to The Tank Museum soon after.
This Chieftain was on static display at Tankfest 2011.


45) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Unique ID: 2037
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Registration: 01 EB 49: “01 EB 49” painted on nose. Original registration was “01 EB 38” but had registration “06 SP 50” during testing (source: Museum Vehicle Record).
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Other Identification: Painted in a ‘Berlin’-style urban camouflage scheme of brown and white squares.

This Chieftain Mark 2 tank was received from the Military Engineering Experimental Establishment (MEXE) at Hurn, near Christchurch, where it was apparently used for gunnery experiments with various extemporised brackets attached to the turret. It was then carrying the registration 06SP50. It was subsequently restored by the Friends and restored to its original registration. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record). It is in running order and has taken part in a number of Tankfests (including 2006 and 2008).


46) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Registration: 00 FD 69 and 06 SP 71 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).
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The record card for this Chieftain Mark 5 (as 00 FD 69) shows it was built at ROF Leeds and had a Date in Service of 27 March 1972 at Ludgershall. Then it was at the School of Electronic Engineers at Arborfield in September 1973; no further details are given. It was put on the museum books in 2011.


47) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Registration: 02 EB 65: “02EB65” painted on nose.
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Chieftain saw service with 10th Hussars, 4 RTR, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, Royal Hussars, and 2 ADS (stock) - all in BAOR; it has the name plate of Col. J. Woodward (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was previously on display at the entrance to the museum.


48) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Unique ID: 2084
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Registration: 03 EB 83: “03 EB 83” painted on nose.
Name: “BOUDICCA” (previously “MR BILL”) painted on side stowage boxes.
Other Identification: “23B” painted on turret sides. Three white rings painted on bore evacuator. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Chieftain Mark 11 is in running order. It was put on the museum books in 1994. It regularly takes part in public events, including Tankfest 2006, 2010 and 2011, and Tank Action days in 2008.


49) Chieftain Crazy Horse Tank British


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Registration: 00 EB 33.
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Project Crazy Horse was initiated in 1987 to provide a manoeuvrable hard target for guided missile operators firing inert anti-tank rounds. 00EB33 was originally in service with the RAC Training Regiment at Catterick which was converted into a radio controlled target tank by RARDE Chertsey. The conversion involved removing the gun, ammunition stowage, radios and NBC system and then fitting hydraulic extensions to the driver’s steering controls that could be worked by a driver situated low down in the centre of the tank using a colour TV link to see outside. A very reduced fuel tank was also fitted to reduce the risk of the tank running away. On the firing range the driver would leave and operate the tank from a mobile command centre based in a modified Alvis Stormer control vehicle. Trials at Shoeburyness revealed that the tank could be controlled at a range of up to 6 km, the remote driver using a link to the tank’s camera equipment. The radio control equipment was supplied by the Skyleader company based on its model aircraft products. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This Chieftain was built as a Mark 1 by Vickers.


50) Chieftain SID Tank British


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Unique ID: 2137
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Registration: 99 SP 34.
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Other Identification: Angular shapes on turret and hull. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

The classification of this vehicle is ‘Restricted’ so it must be kept and secured accordingly. While it can be displayed in the Tank Museum, there must be some means of preventing the general public from touching this vehicle. This is to stop the general public from removing or damaging the Radar Absorbent Paint (RAP) that this vehicle is painted with. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This is the so-called ‘Stealth’ Chieftain tank, based on a Mark 12. It is in running order and has taken part in a number of events, including Tankfest 2006. As well as having RAP it appears to have been fitted with other ‘signature reduction’ methods such as blanking off the roadwheels and fitting brush ‘dust flaps’ for the tracks.


51) FV4205 Chieftain AVLB Bridgelayer British


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Registration: 01 FD 48: “01 FD 48” painted on nose and front right mud flap.
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Other Identification: “21D” painted in yellow on right hand side skirts. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

The Record Cards for this AVLB show that it was built by ROF Leeds and its Date in Service was 25 July 1973 at CVD Ludgershall. It was at Vehicle Branch Tech Gp REME (believed to be at Chertsey) in September 1973, RAC Centre Bovington in 1977-8, 38 Central Workshop in 1986 (for a planned repair) and 1988, and at NEI Thompson in September 1988. NEI Thompson at Wolverhampton (as Thompson Defence Projects) was involved in the production of the BR90 bridging system so it is presumed that this vehicle was used in its testing; after that it was gifted to Bovington on 23 January 2009. This AVLB is without its bridge but another bridge arrived at Bovington in 2010 and is earmarked for it.


52) Chieftain AVRE Engineer Vehicle British


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Unique ID: 2143
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Registration: 01 EB 21: “01 EB 21” painted on nose and front right mud flap.
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Other Identification: “21” painted on right hull side. Painted overall in a green and sand camouflage scheme.

The Record Cards for this AVRE show that it was built as a Chieftain Mark 2 gun tank by Vickers Armstrong, with a Date in Service of 22 April 1968. It served with the Blues & Royals and RHG/D in 1968, ABU RAOC at Larzac (France) in 1971, the Life Guards in 1972, was at 2 ADS in October 1975 and in service with 4 RTR in December 1975. It then underwent a conversion (details unclear), and then was with RHG/D and 2 ADS in 1976. It underwent another conversion, was with 2 ADS, underwent a further conversion, then served with the Berlin Armoured Squadron, all in 1979. It was with 2 ADS in 1985, underwent further conversions, then served with 14/20 Hussars in 1989. It was assigned to the museum in 2009. It was a Mark 6/1, then a Mark 6/4C, before ending as an AVRE, so these are presumably some of the ‘conversions’ in its record.


53) Chieftain Willich AVRE Engineer Vehicle British


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Unique ID: 2138
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Registration: 05 EB 23: “05 EB 23” painted on hull rear.
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Other Identification: “L” painted on white patch on hull rear. Four white stripes painted on hull rear. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This AVRE has been adapted as a driver training vehicle, known as a ‘Wedge’. Its Record Cards show that its Date in Service was 24 December 1968, at Ludgershall. It was at Chertsey in 1969, Vickers in 1971, and back at Ludgershall in February 1972, on 17 BVD stock in May 1972, and back again at Ludgershall in December 1972. It served, presumably as a gun tank, with Royal Hussars and 4/7 RDG in 1973. It underwent a conversion in 1976 then served with 3 RTR (probably at Tidworth or Warminster) in 1976. It was at 38 Central Workshop and CVD Ludgershall in 1979. It then underwent another conversion before going to RAC Centre Bovington in 1980, 38 Central Workshop for a ‘planned repair’ in 1985, and Ludgershall in 1986. It was at 18 Base Workshop and Ludgershall then went to 40 Army Engr Sp Gp, 32 Army Engr Regt and 77 Armd Eng Sqn in 1987; presumably at about this time it was converted to an AVRE. Its records end at this point, and it was put on the museum books in 2008.


54) FV4204 Chieftain Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle British


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Unique ID: 1998
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Registration: 07 FF 12: “07 FF 12” apparently painted top centre on dozer blade.
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Other Identification: “RECOVERY KIT” painted on left stowage box. Painted overall in green and black camouflage scheme.

This ARRV is in full running order. It is used to move the museum’s vehicles around, for example the Henschel King Tiger in May 2006 and the Centurion target tank in October 2011.


55) Chieftain 900 Tank British


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Unique ID: 2125
Serial Number: 3474 (engine), L/4785 (barrel), L/4944 (breech).
Registration: 56 MS 09: “56 MS 09” painted on front right and rear right mud flaps. 53 MS 09 according to Museum Vehicle Record, 56 MS 89 according to Griffin/Chieftain.
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This tank was built as a Chieftain Mark 5/3P, the version used by the Iranian Army. Judging by dates on equipment in the turret it was manufactured in the mid- to late- seventies. In 1980 it was exhibited at the British Army Equipment Exhibition (BAEE) as ‘Chieftain 800’, re-engined with the 800hp version of the Condor CV12 and coupled to a TN12 transmission. In 1981 Royal Ordnance, Leeds, launched Chieftain 900, a Chobham-armoured tank with the 900hp Condor E engine. This vehicle was converted to simulate the 900 configuration, with tinwork instead of extra armour. The other prototype had a 900hp engine, but did not have genuine Chobham armour. The tanks were exhibited at BAEE in 1982, but there were no orders and the project was abandoned by 1986. The two prototypes were originally allocated to SEME Bordon in an attempt to reduce the number of Challengers diverted for training, but this vehicle was then sent to the Tank Museum, after remaining outdoors for some time. Specific features of this vehicle include: basic Chieftain hull, modified to accept CV 12, turret modified to 900 configuration, standard cupola, standard Chieftain running gear except for an extra rear support roller and shock absorbers fitted to rear stations. Fitted with H30 Generator No 4 Mark 10A, serial 3474, spec FV 468/17. Gearbox is a TN12 Mark 8/9, serial no G.B.G., List No. 500303.45. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This prototype arrived at the Museum in September 1988 and was refurbished in October 1988. The British Army Equipment Exhibition (BAEE) in 1982 took place in two venues; there was a static display at Aldershot, and a Mobility and Firepower demonstration at Bovington (source: Jane’s Military Review, Second Edition). It is presumed that this Chieftain 800/900 prototype was displayed at Aldershot and that the other Chieftain 900 undertook the mobility demonstration at Bovington.
This Chieftain 900 was on static display at Tankfest 2011.


56) Chieftain Concept Tank British


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Unique ID: 2025
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Registration: 04 SP 29: “04 SP 29” painted on plate on front right mud flap.
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Other Identification: “8533” painted on front left and rear right mud flaps.

This was the British part of an Anglo-German project that began in 1972 to evaluate some original tank design concepts. The result was a three-man AFV (commander, driver, loader) in a low-profile hull on a modified Chieftain chassis with an aluminium superstructure. As planned the special Chieftain would have had a 120mm L11 gun with elevation and depression only but no traverse. This would be taken care of instead by swinging the entire vehicle so all three crew members had steering controls and both commander or driver could fire the gun. The loader was also provided with facilities to drive the AFV in reverse. The tank was designed to take the British Leyland L-60 engine or the Federal German MTU power pack from Leopard and the gearbox was modified to accept hydraulic steering in order to make traversing and laying the gun smoother. The prototype was constructed at FVRDE Chertsey and was only ever fitted with a dummy gun tube and sloping front plate which in production would have been Chobham armour. Trials at Woolwich revealed that accurate gun laying was not achievable and the project was abandoned. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record). This vehicle is sometimes referred to colloquially as 'JagdChieftain' because of its resemblance to Second World War German tank destroyers. It appears to be fitted with a simple fabricated metal tube on place of its gun. It was on static display at Tankfest 2011.


57) FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank British


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Unique ID: 2034
Serial Number: V3B3: “V3B3” painted on left hull side.
Registration: 05 SP 55.
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This vehicle started life as Shir 2 tank, then was adapted to accept a standard Challenger turret. The turret was subsequently changed to an aluminium one to test a range of Fire Control equipment. It is classed as a Weapons Systems Demonstrator. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).


58) FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank British


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Unique ID: 2123
Serial Number: V5B3 (source: Record Card).
Registration: 06 SP 68.
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This Challenger ‘Prototype Improved’ was disposed of on 1 March 1988 (source: Record Card). It was put on the museum books in 1994.


59) FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank British


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Unique ID: 2135
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Registration: 34 KA 11.
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This Challenger Mark 1 was exchanged for another Challenger (64 KG 94). Its record card shows it was at Ludgershall in August 1983, ROF Leeds from December 1983 to July 1984, ATDU February to March 1986, RARDE (presumed to be Chertsey) in June 1986, and arrived at the Museum in October 2004.


60) Challenger 1 Driver Training Tank British


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Unique ID: 1992
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Registration: 94 KG 55: “94 KG 55” painted on nose.
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Other Identification: “RUNNER” chalked on nose. Mounts an enclosed cab in place of turret. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This is based on a Mark 3. It is presumed from the marking to be in running order.


61) Challenger 1 Driver Training Tank British


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Unique ID: 1993
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Registration: 94 KG 58.
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This is based on a Mark 3.


62) FV4601 MBT-80 Tank British


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Unique ID: 2027
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Registration: 99 SP 27.
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Developed by MVEE, Chertsey, Surrey. Turret came separately on 30 April 1993, also from RARDE. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This hull is one of the automotive test rigs, ATR2, for the MBT-80 programme. It is constructed of steel and aluminium in an effort to save weight: steel at the front, aluminium at the rear with a sandwich layer of stainless steel between the two to overcome the impossibility of welding steel and aluminium together. Cracks are apparent at the rear of the vehicle where side and rear plates meet. The turret is actually an FV4211 turret; a turret from the MBT-80 programme is also at Bovington, on an FV4030 hull. (Source: ArcaneAFVs).


63) A11 Matilda I Tank British


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Other Identification: Only partially complete.

This Matilda is in a very poor condition, missing its tracks, most of its wheels and suspension and many other parts. It is little more than a wreck and has many projectile hits on its left side (these have been highlighted with red paint). It was obtained from Warminster Range to help Bob Grundy restore another Matilda.


64) 3in Gun Carrier British


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In April 1999 the remains of four Churchill tanks were unearthed at Arpinge in Kent, England. These vehicles turned out to be 3in Gun Carriers, of which only 50 such vehicles were ever made. Bovington Tank Museum collected the most complete vehicle whilst the Cadman Brothers recovered the other three. (Source: Armour in Focus).


65) A33 Excelsior Heavy Tank British


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Unique ID: 2087
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Registration: T2866.
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a green, brown and black camouflage scheme (previously overall green).

Late in 1942 consideration was given to using the Cromwell Tank chassis as the basis for a heavier assault tank. English Electric produced two pilot models based on a basic A27 Cromwell hull and turret with added armour. One was fitted with the T1 track and suspension used on the American M6 Heavy Tank. This was the second pilot model built, fitted with a new scissors-action suspension with widened Cromwell-type tracks (known as "R/L Heavy" type) and different side skirts. No further examples were built. This one was put on the museum books in 1949. It was on display in the museum car park for some years.


66) FV214 Conqueror Heavy Tank British


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Unique ID: 2026
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Registration: 40 BA 81.
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Delays in the design and production of turrets for the Conqueror heavy tank project led to the FV221 Caernarvon heavy tank. This consisted of a Centurion Mark 3 turret mounted on an adaptor ring on the hull of an early pre-production Conqueror hull. A limited number of these vehicles was authorised to gain experience in the building and operation of such a large vehicle as Conqueror. This one is the only surviving example. It is fitted with an experimental ‘Windsor’ type turret to simulate the weight of the actual intended turret. It was at Duxford for some years before being transferred to the Bovington museum in 1986.
This Conqueror was completed as a Mark 1 120mm gun tank, but was later converted. It was produced as part of contract 6/FV/9171, dated August 1953, one of eighty Conquerors built at Dalmuir. The tank may have been converted when it was at C.V.D Ludgershall in 1966. It has since been given a new engine and Chieftain tracks. After it was struck off census in 1975 it was used as a tug at RARDE Christchurch. One of FV214 series BAOR troop trials vehicles. Possibly second production vehicle. Windsor turret is still, nominally, the property of RARDE Chertsey. In service 18th March 1955 - 22nd October 1975. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).


67) Conqueror Dynamometer Heavy Tank British


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Unique ID: 2018
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Registration: 99 SP 46, previously 07 BA 70 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).
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Other Identification: “INFORMATION” painted on front, sides and rear or cab. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

07BA70 was one of three pre-production tanks designated FV221 Caernarvon built by Vickers and the Royal Ordnance Factory Dalmuir from December 1951. In September 1954, as Conqueror prototype P7 and running without a turret, it reappeared fitted with a Parsons gas turbine engine (P1962.89) and trials were conducted for about five years. Subsequently the hull, with the gas turbine removed, was used as the basis of a dynamometer vehicle by the Military Engineering Experimental Establishment (MEXE) at Hurn near Christchurch. It was now fitted with a Rolls-Royce diesel engine, a large glazed crew cab, a ballast body and a large wheel on a pivoting arm at the back. It was also fitted with Chieftain tracks and has the rear suspension unit welded up. In this guise it carried the registration 99SP46. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
The vehicle chosen to be converted was selected was one of three FV221 vehicles housed at Chertsey (source: Griffin/Conqueror). At museum events this vehicle is used as a mobile information stand and commentary box.


68) FV432/30 Fire Support Vehicle British


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Unique ID: 2562
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a grey, brown and white ‘Berlin-style’ camouflage scheme.

This FV432/30 was transferred from Shrivenham in about early 2012. It is hoped the Museum will be able to return this vehicle to running order in the fullness of time. (Source: TankMuseum).
It is interesting to note that Shrivenham previously had an FV432 on display mounting a mock-up Rarden turret.


69) FV438 Swingfire Anti-Tank Guided Missile Carrier British


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Unique ID: 2121
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Registration: 03 DA 07: “03 DA 07” painted on nose and on plate on hull rear.
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a green, brown and grey camouflage scheme (previously overall green).

This FV438 is probably a pre-production vehicle and has a Rolls Royce B81 petrol engine, rather than the Rolls Royce K60 multi-fuel diesel fitted to the majority of FV432 series vehicles (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was put on the museum books in 1969.


70) AMX-VCI Armoured Personnel Carrier French


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Unique ID: 1968
Serial Number: 3067 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).
Registration: 6380343: “638.0343” painted on nose.
Name: “EYLAU” painted on left hull side.
Other Identification: “3” stencilled in a white circle on left hull side.

This vehicle was exchanged with the Musée des Blindés for a Saracen personnel carrier. It is the Command Post version of the AMX VTT, and is complete with tools, 18 sights, internal communications, headsets and an AN-VRC 16-18 radio post. It was transported by H.M.S. Aghelia from Ouistreham to Marchwood on 21 July 1987. Also included in the exchange were an AA-10 missile, a manpack radio and a Hotchkiss Jeep.
This AMX was on display in the Tamiya Hall for some time but was moved into storage in November 2011. It is believed to be in running order.

Status Unknown

These are vehicles that are marked in the Tank Museum database as ‘GONE’ or ‘ON LOAN’. Their current status and location are therefore unknown, and they may be duplicates of vehicles listed elsewhere (i.e. with other collections).

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71) Hummel Self-Propelled Howitzer German


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72) 15cm sFH 13/1 Auf GW Lorraine Schlepper Self-Propelled Howitzer German / French


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73) SP-70 Self-Propelled Howitzer German / British / Italian


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Unique ID: 1491
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Registration: 99 SP 11: “99 SP 11” painted on nose in white and stencilled in yellow (visible while in storage at Bovington).
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74) M4A1 Sherman Tank American


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2098

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Unique ID: 2098
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This M4A1 was put on the museum books in 1989. Marked ‘LOAN OUT’ in museum record on 30 June 2005.


75) M4A1 Sherman Tank American


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2112

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Unique ID: 2112
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This M4A1 was put on the museum books in 1989. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


76) M4A1 Sherman Tank American


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2117

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Unique ID: 2117
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This M4A1 was put on the museum books in 1987. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


77) M74 Tank Recovery Vehicle American


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2113

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Unique ID: 2113
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This M74 was put on the museum books in 1985. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 16 September 2002.


78) M26 Pershing Tank American


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2065

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Unique ID: 2065
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This M26 was put on the museum books in 1952. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


79) M667 Lance Missile Carrier American


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1997

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Unique ID: 1997
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A belated catalogue entry - originally arrived in 1990’s from IWM, Duxford; subsequently found not to be IWM property but ex-Shoeburyness (source: Museum Vehicle Record). Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


80) OT-62 Armoured Personnel Carrier Soviet / Czech


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1999

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Unique ID: 1999
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This OT-62 is of Czechoslovak manufacture and was put on the museum books in 1994. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 10 July 2007.


81) SA-13 Mobile SAM System Soviet


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2002

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Unique ID: 2002
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This SA-13 was put on the museum books in 2000. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 1 January 2002.


82) SA-13 Mobile SAM System Soviet


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2003

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Unique ID: 2003
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Other Identification: “358406006”, “3403506” (back) and “358486896” (source: Museum Vehicle Record).

This SA-13 was put on the museum books in 2000. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 20 June 2002.


83) T-34-85 Tank Soviet


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2116

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Unique ID: 2116
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When a good condition T-34 was purchased by ITDU for filming during LAW 80 anti-tank trials, it was expected to be destroyed as a target. However, this T-34, which was in poor condition, with no engine, gearbox or internal fittings was used instead and the other T-34 consequently added to the collection. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record for other T-34).
This T-34 was put on the museum books in 1985 and had been acquired from the Royal Military College of Science at Shrivenham. It is presumed to be the one seen at Shrivenham in 1984, which was missing its left-hand track and sprocket plus its main gun and mantlet. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record. Its fate in the trials and its current location are not known.


84) T-55 Tank Soviet


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2102

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Unique ID: 2102
Serial Number: 615Y7678.
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Used by Iraqi Army in Gulf War. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 31 August 2002.


85) Type 69-IIB Tank Soviet / Chinese


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2047

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Unique ID: 2047
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Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 14 January 2002.


86) T-62 Tank Soviet


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2120

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Unique ID: 2120
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This T-62 was put on the museum books in 1991. Marked ‘GONE – Gillman’ in museum record.


87) 2S3 Self-Propelled Howitzer Soviet


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2081

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Unique ID: 2081
Serial Number: Y04 4372 and 03 3183 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).
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Put on museum books 1991. Marked ‘GONE – Gillman’ in museum record. It was used by the Iraqi Army in the Gulf War (source: Museum Vehicle Record).


88) Medium Mark IIA* Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2049

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Unique ID: 2049
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Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 8 October 2007; listed as ‘Wreck’.


89) A27L Centaur Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2139

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Unique ID: 2139
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This wreck came from the ranges at Salisbury Plain. It was put on the museum books in 2008. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


90) A34 Comet Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2053

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Unique ID: 2053
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This Comet was put on the museum books in 1991. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


91) A34 Comet Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2078

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Unique ID: 2078
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This Comet was put on the museum books in 1973. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


92) A34 Comet Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2079

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Unique ID: 2079
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This Comet was intended as a target tank (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was put on the museum books in 1987. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


93) A34 Comet Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2076

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Unique ID: 2076
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This Comet was put on the museum books in 1973. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


94) A34 Comet Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2106

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Unique ID: 2106
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This Comet was put on the museum books in 1973. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 16 September 2002.


95) A34 Comet Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2119

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Unique ID: 2119
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This Comet was put on the museum books in 1986. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 1 December 2011.


96) A41 Centurion Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2107

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Unique ID: 2107
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Registration: T351466, later 03 ZR 72.
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This Mark 2 was put on the museum books in 1970. Marked ‘LOAN OUT’ in museum record on 28 December 2005.


97) A41 Centurion Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2067

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Unique ID: 2067
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This Mark 3 was put on the museum books in 1993. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


98) A41 Centurion Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2104

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Unique ID: 2104
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Registration: T352068, later 07 ZR 15.
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This Mark 11 was put on the museum books in 1990. It was returned from loan away 9 February 2009 (source: Museum Vehicle Record). Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 2 September 2010.


99) A41 Centurion Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2105

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Unique ID: 2105
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This Mark 12 was put on the museum books in 1990. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 5 February 2010.


100) A41 Centurion Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2056

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Unique ID: 2056
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This Centurion was put on the museum books in 1994. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


101) FV4002 Centurion Bridgelayer British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2055

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Unique ID: 2055
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This is based on a Mark 5 (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was put on the museum books in 1987. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


102) FV4002 Centurion Bridgelayer British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2012

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Unique ID: 2012
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Registration: 03 BA 27.
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This bridgelayer was acquired from the RAOC vehicle depot at Ludgershall, Wiltshire, in November 1975. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum database on 8 October 2007.


103) FV4002 Centurion Bridgelayer British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2068

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Unique ID: 2068
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Registration: 11 BA 94.
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This is based on a Mark 5; it is missing its bridge (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was put on the museum books in 1986. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


104) FV4003 Centurion AVRE 165 Engineer Vehicle British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2023

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Unique ID: 2023
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Registration: 01 ZR 56: “01 ZR 56” painted on plate on top of dozer blade in some photographs.
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This AVRE was put on the museum books in 1998. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 1 January 2002.


105) FV4006 Centurion Armoured Recovery Vehicle British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2114

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Unique ID: 2114
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Registration: 89 BA 95.
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This ARV was put on the museum books in 1993. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


106) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2054

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Unique ID: 2054
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This is a Mark 5/4C (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was put on the museum books in 1989. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 21 April 2011. It is presumed that this Chieftain is the one seen in the storage area in October 2008; if so it was painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme but appeared to be in poor condition.


107) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2038

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Unique ID: 2038
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Registration: 06 SP 48.
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This Mark 5 has a generator on top; quill shafts and GUE (generating unit engine) have been removed (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was put on the museum books in 1994. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 21 April 2011.


108) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2070

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Unique ID: 2070
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This is a Mark 10 (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was put on the museum books in 1993. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


109) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2071

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Unique ID: 2071
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This is a Mark 10 (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was put on the museum books in 1993. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


110) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2072

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Unique ID: 2072
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This is a Mark 10 (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was put on the museum books in 1993. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


111) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2075

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Unique ID: 2075
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Registration: 01 EB 53.
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This is apparently a Mark 10 based on a Mark 2 (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was put on the museum books in 1991. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


112) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2069

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Unique ID: 2069
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Registration: 01 EB 46.
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This is a Mark 11 with Stillbrew armour. It is based on a Mark 10 (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was put on the museum books in 1993. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


113) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2077

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Unique ID: 2077
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This is a Chieftain hull (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was put on the museum books in 1989. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


114) Chieftain Willich AVRE Engineer Vehicle British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2013

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Unique ID: 2013
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This AVRE was put on the museum books in 1994. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 29 March 2011. It is presumed that this AVRE is the one seen in the storage area in October 2008; if so it was painted overall in desert sand but appeared to be in poor condition.


115) Chieftain Willich AVRE Engineer Vehicle British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2052

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Unique ID: 2052
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This AVRE was put on the museum books in 1994. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


116) Vickers MBT Mark 4 Valiant Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2080

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Unique ID: 2080
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This Valiant has its Chobham armour packs on the left side only (source: Museum Vehicle Record). Put on museum books in 1994. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


117) FV4030/2 Khalid Tank British / Jordanian


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2043

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Unique ID: 2043
Serial Number: V2A1: “V2A1” painted on hull sides.
Registration: 05 SP 48.
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No engine or gearbox, driver training turret (source: Museum Vehicle Record). Museum photographs show it undergoing testing at Chertsey. It was put on the museum books in 1992. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 30 June 2005.


118) FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1996

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Unique ID: 1996
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This is a Challenger prototype hull; the turret arrived 11 November 1993. No location given in museum database.


119) FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2059

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Unique ID: 2059
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This is a prototype; it was put on the museum books in 1994. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


120) FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2060

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Unique ID: 2060
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This is a prototype; it was put on the museum books in 1994. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


121) FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2132

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Unique ID: 2132
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Registration: 43 KA 18.
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This is a Mark 2. It has a vehicle record book. Its Chobham armour was removed and dummy armour restored to hull but not turret. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
It was put on the museum books in 2000. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 19 November 2007.


122) FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1991

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Unique ID: 1991
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Registration: 64 KG 94.
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This is a Mark 3. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 27 September 2010. According to the Museum Vehicle Record for a Challenger (34 KA 11) now at Bovington, that vehicle was exchanged for this one.


123) Challenger 1 Driver Training Tank British


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Unique ID: 2035
Serial Number: V3B5.
Registration: 05 SP 57: “05 SP 57” painted on nose.
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The MoD placed a fixed price contract, worth £18 million, with Vickers for 17 driver-training Challengers in February 1988. The tanks were delivered in 1990 and entered service the following year. They are used by the RAC for driver training and by the REME for maintenance instruction and are a familiar sight on the roads around Bovington camp. The Challenger Training Tank has the turret of the Challenger gun tank replaced by a new fixed position protected by a windshield. It accommodates an instructor and up to four students; all of them have rollover protection. The instructor has controls and instruments that duplicate those of the driver. The instructor can monitor the driver’s performance and create apparent automotive faults on the driver’s instrument panel. In an emergency the instructor can override the driver’s controls and stop the tank. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record). Although this vehicle has been classified by the Museum as a production training tank, the fact that it is based on one of the Challenger prototypes implies that it may be more of an ad-hoc conversion of a spare chassis. It was put on the museum books in 1994. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 1 April 2005.


124) A12 Matilda II Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2062

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Unique ID: 2062
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This Matilda was put on the museum books in 1949. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


125) Valentine Duplex Drive Amphibious Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2063

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Unique ID: 2063
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This Valentine DD was put on the museum books in 1949. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record.


126) Churchill Dynamometer Tank British


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Unique ID: 2016
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Other Identification: Painted overall yellow.

This A22 Churchill has been modified by RARDE (Christchurch) into a dynamometer. It has been fitted with Leyland diesel engine and automatic transmission. Hydraulics have been added and it is also fitted with a fifth wheel for distance measuring. A large glazed cab has been added to the chassis. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
It was put on the museum books in 1990. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 17 September 2002.


127) A22 Churchill Tank British


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 2103

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Unique ID: 2103
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This Churchill was put on the museum books in 1973. Marked ‘LOAN OUT’ in museum record on 28 December 2005.


128) A22 Churchill AVRE Tank British


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