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THE TANK MUSEUM - TANKFEST ARENA, BOVINGTON, DORSET, SOUTH WEST ENGLAND, BRITAIN



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Location Category ID:
3020
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Latitude, Longitude: 50.69397024 , -2.2402963
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: Short term:
1: Panzerkampfwagen III Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Tankfest 2011)
2: Panzerkampfwagen IV Tank - Royal Tank Museum, Aqaba, Aqaba Governorate, Jordan (Tankfest June 2011)
3: Tiger Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Various TankFests)
4: Tiger II Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Static display at Tankfest June 2006)
5: Hetzer Tank Destroyer - Crompton Military Vehicle Collection, Suffolk, East England, Britain (Tankfest June 2010)
6: Jagdpanzer Kanone Tank Destroyer - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Tankfest June 2009)
7: Leopard 1A1 Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2009)
8: Leopard C2 Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2009)
9: Leopard C2 Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2011)
10: M3A1 Stuart Light Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2011)
11: M4A2 (76) HVSS Sherman Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Static display at Tankfest 2011)
12: M60A1 Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest June 2010)
13: Tracked Rapier Mobile SAM System - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest June 2006)
14: T-34-85 Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2010)
15: SU-100 Tank Destroyer - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest June 2006)
16: Type 59 Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2011)
17: Mark IIA Light Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Static display Tankfest 2006)
18: FV101 Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest June 2006)
19: FV101 Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2011)
20: A15 Crusader Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest June 2006)
21: A34 Comet Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2009)
22: FV4018 Centurion Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2011)
23: FV4203 Centurion AVRE 105 Engineer Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2011)
24: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Static display at Tankfest 2011)
25: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2008)
26: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest June 2011)
27: Chieftain SID Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2008)
28: Chieftain 900 Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Static display at Tankfest 2011)
29: Chieftain Concept Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Static display at Tankfest June 2011)
30: FV4030/2 Khalid Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2011)
31: FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest June 2009)
32: FV4601 MBT-80 Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Static display at Tankfest 2011.)
33: A11 Matilda I Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest June 2006)
34: A12 Matilda II Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest June 2006)
35: Valentine Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tanks in Action August 2000)
36: A22 Churchill Tank - Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2011)
37: A22 Churchill AVRE Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest May 2000)
38: A39 Tortoise Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Tankfest June 2011)
39: AMX-30B2 Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Tankfest 2011)
40: Ikv 91 Light Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2006)
41: Stridsvagn 103C Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest June 2011)
42: Panzer 61 Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest June 2006)


See main entry for Bovington Tank Museum.

Static Display



Location ID:
3021
Latitude, Longitude:50.69342569, -2.24187746
Location Accuracy:7



1) FV4006 Centurion Armoured Recovery Vehicle British


Number of Photos:
2
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Unique ID: 1985
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Registration: 89 BA 91: “89 BA 91” painted on superstructure front.
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The Record Card for this ARV shows that it was with 2 ADS, Royals LAD, RHG/D LAD and Life Guards LAD from 1968-72, at CVD Ludgershall (and briefly at 38 Central Workshops) in 1973, with 17 BVD and 2 ADS (stock) in 1974-5. Then it served with QRIH LAD in 1977 before returning to Ludgershall in 1979. It underwent a ‘planned repair’ at 27 Command Workshop in 1982 before returning to Ludgershall. It was with 2 ADS and 4/7 DAG in 1984 before ending its service in 1993 and becoming a 27 District Workshop plinth vehicle. It was put on the museum books in 2007, and moved to the Tankfest arena in 2011.


2) Chieftain Willich AVRE Engineer Vehicle British


Number of Photos:
6
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Unique ID: 2014
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Registration: 04 EB 10.
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Other Identification: Painted overall sand.

This vehicle began life as a Chieftain Mark 2 main battle tank, date in service 22 April 1968. It was subsequently upgraded to Mark 6-4C and spent most of its active service life in Germany. It was one of 17 Chieftain gun tanks converted to the armoured engineer role in Germany. The original design was worked out by the Royal Engineers Wing at Bovington in conjunction with 32 Armoured Engineer Regiment and once this was accepted it was passed on to 40 Army Engineer Support Group and 21 Engineer Base Workshops at Willich in Germany – hence the name of this first batch of AVREs. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
According to the museum vehicle record this Chieftain was built by Vickers-Armstrongs; however its record cards appear to indicate it was built by ROF Leeds. They also show that it served with the Blues and Royals in 1968 and the Life Guards in 1971. It was with 17 BVD in August 1972, 2 ADS in February 1973, and CVD Ludgershall in March/April 1973. Then it served with A Squadron 13/18 Hussars from May 1973, 4/7th Royal Dragoon Guards from June 1975, and 3 RTR from September 1976. It underwent a conversion (presumably an upgrade) in 1976. Then it served with QRIH from July 1979, at 38 Central Workshop in June 1980, and back with QRIH in December 1980. It underwent another conversion before serving with 4 RTR in July 1982 and 5 Innis DG in November 1984. It then underwent another conversion (a ‘planned repair’) at 38 Central Workshop in May 1985, and was with RAC Training Regiment on January 1986. It underwent a final conversion – presumably to AVRE – from 27 January 1986. It was with 32 Armoured Engineer Regiment early in May 1987, and 77 Armoured Engineer Squadron from late May 1987. It is described as ‘Plinth Vehicle Bovington’ from January 1995. It was put on the museum books in 2006. It was in storage for some time but was moved to a display position near the arena.

Bovington Lane



Location ID:
3022
Latitude, Longitude:50.69443069, -2.23784744
Location Accuracy:7



3) A41 Centurion Tank British


Number of Photos:
12
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Unique ID: 1599
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Other Identification: Union Jack flag on front right mud flap.

This Centurion Mark 12 was put on the museum books in 1992. It was on display as a gate guardian outside the main entrance to Lulworth Camp from at least 2001. It was replaced by a Warrior infantry fighting vehicle (source: Ossie). It was returned from loan on 9 February 2009; it has no engine (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It is now on display beside Linsay Road.