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DEFENCE COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY, SHRIVENHAM, OXFORDSHIRE, SOUTH EAST ENGLAND, BRITAIN



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Location Category ID:
3110
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Official Website: Cranfield Defence and Security
Other Links: Wikipedia
Latitude, Longitude: 51.60414009 , -1.63662493
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: 1: Panzerkampfwagen III Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until 1969)
2: Panzer IV/70 Tank Destroyer - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Until ca1997)
3: Panther Tank - BWB Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung, Koblenz, Koblenz District, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (Exchanged in 1985)
4: Panzerbefehlswagen Jagdpanther Command Vehicle - Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, London, Britain (Until 1969)
5: Tiger II Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Late 1960s – May 2006)
6: M4A2 (76) HVSS Sherman Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until 1985)
7: T-34-85 Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until 1985)
8: FV4101 Charioteer Tank Destroyer - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until March 1969)
9: FV4401 Contentious Tank Destroyer - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until October 1976)
10: FV4004 Conway Heavy Gun Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until April 1969)
11: Archer Tank Destroyer - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until March 1969)
12: FV3903 Churchill Mark VII AVRE Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (1960-88)
13: FV432/30 Fire Support Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until ca 2012)


The Defence Academy - College of Management and Technology (DA-CMT) is a British postgraduate school, research institution and training provider formed in 2009 from five departments of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, and as such part of the British Armed Forces. Since 1984 Cranfield University has been the main academic provider of the college. A November 2005 contract extends the Cranfield relationship with DA-CMT to at least 2027. The college is based, like the majority of Defence Academy institutions, at MOD (Ministry of Defence) Shrivenham, located between the villages of Shrivenham and Watchfield in the south-west corner of Oxfordshire (Vale of White Horse), close to the border with Wiltshire, and has training centres around the country. DA-CMT facilities at Shrivenham are run by Serco Defence. The departments are: Centre for Defence Acquisition and Technology, Centre for Defence Leadership and Management, Defence School of Languages, Nuclear Department and the Defence Technical Officer and Engineer Entry Scheme. (Source: Wikipedia).
The college traces its history to a school founded in 1772 to provide technical training for the military. In 1840 the Royal Artillery Institution was founded to train artillery officers ‘for the study of science and languages’. It was established as a response to the technological advances brought on by the Industrial Revolution. During the 1880s, the institution expanded, becoming the Ordnance College while the advanced classes formed the Artillery College, and a Commandant was appointed. In 1927 it became the Military College of Science. After World War II it moved to its current location in Shrivenham. In 1953, the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II granted the college its “Royal” title and it remained the Royal Military College of Science until the founding of the College of Management and Technology. (Source: Wikipedia).

Defence Capability Centre – AFV wing



Location ID:
3110
Latitude, Longitude:51.60414009, -1.63662493
Location Accuracy:7



1) Leopard Tank German


Number of Photos:
15
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Unique ID: 298
Serial Number: L02.
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Name:
Other Identification: “7217” painted on front right mud flap. “AFVW” (‘AFV Wing’) insignia painted on forward turret sides. Bundeswehr crosses painted on turret sides.


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


Number of Photos:
21
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Unique ID: 1033
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Other Identification: Small white elephant emblem painted on left rear hull.


3) FV101 Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank British


Number of Photos:
11
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Unique ID: 2133
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Registration: 00 SP 93: “00SP93” painted on nose and lower hull rear.
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This is a sectioned vehicle (without a turret) used for training by the Driving and Maintenance School (presumably at Bovington Camp). It arrived at Bovington Tank Museum on 21 April 2005 and was then transferred to RMCS, Shrivenham on 19 July 2005. (Source: Bovington Vehicle Record).
It is an instructional vehicle with the fighting, engine and transmission compartments cutaway to display the interior and with key components highlighted in different colours.


4) Sabre CVR(T) Light Tank British


Number of Photos:
12
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Unique ID: 2602
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Registration: 02 FD 48: “02 FD 48” painted on nose and lower hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “AFVW” (‘AFV Wing’) insignia painted on turret side stowage boxes. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Sabre is displayed with its turret and driver’s hatches open to show the interior.


5) A41 Centurion Tank British


Number of Photos:
17
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Unique ID: 2563
Serial Number:
Registration: 04 CC 92: “04 CC 92” painted on nose and on a plate on hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “G.F.M.10.82.” painted on left side of bore evacuator. “AFVW” (‘AFV Wing’) insignia painted on turret side stowage boxes. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Centurion Mark 12 is displayed with its turret and driver’s hatches open to show the interior.


6) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


Number of Photos:
23
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Unique ID: 2565
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Registration: 06 FA 03: “06 FA 03” painted on nose and right rear mud flap.
Name:
Other Identification: “E421 and D042” cast into right side, and “S27” cast into left side, of Stillbrew armour. “AFVW” (‘AFV Wing’) insignia painted on turret sides. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Chieftain Mark 11 (with Stillbrew armour) is displayed with its turret and driver’s hatches open to show the interior.


7) FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank British


Number of Photos:
15
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Unique ID: 2564
Serial Number: 50 (turret): “FV931001 A19/3/M FHL MS SER N° 50” cast into turret roof.
Registration: 34 KA 15: “34 KA 15” painted on nose and right hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “AFVW” (‘AFV Wing’) insignia painted on turret sides. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Challenger is displayed with its turret and driver’s hatches open to show the interior.


8) FV4034 Challenger 2 Tank British


Number of Photos:
17
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Unique ID: 2566
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Registration: 06 SP 94: “06SP94” painted on nose and right hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “AFVW” (‘AFV Wing’) insignia painted on turret sides. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Challenger 2 is displayed with its turret and driver’s hatches open to show the interior.

Exterior Display



Location ID:
3112
Latitude, Longitude:0, 0
Location Accuracy:0



9) FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank British


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16
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Unique ID: 2601
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Registration: 05 SP 54: “05 SP 54” painted on nose and right hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “546-4544-47 CM1/684-1 81-P2 PHL-75” or similar stamped into nose. “AFVW” (‘AFV Wing’) insignia painted on turret sides. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Challenger is in a poor cosmetic condition; it is stored outside under a canopy but is otherwise exposed to the weather. It stands (with its turret reversed) at the end of the Cranfield Forensic Institute building and is apparently used to contain radioactive samples during testing.

Status Unknown



Location ID:
3114
Latitude, Longitude:0, 0
Location Accuracy:0



10) M24 Chaffee Light Tank American


Number of Photos:
2
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Unique ID: 2556
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Other Identification: “U.S. ARMY” and white stars painted on turret sides.

In the 1980s this M24 was on display outside the AFV Wing.


11) A41 Centurion Tank British


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2
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Unique ID: 2557
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This Mark 3 Centurion is severely damaged, showing evidence of having spent a long time as a range target before its acquisition in the late 1960s. It is missing most of its gun barrel, tracks, suspension and external fittings. Its main purpose is to demonstrate the effect of the various armour defeating rounds that were fired at it.


12) A41 Centurion Tank British


Number of Photos:
1
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Unique ID: 2558
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Registration: 84 BA 87: “84BA87” painted on nose.
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Mark 12 was acquired from a vehicle depot at Ludgershall in February 1984. Before that, it was reputed to have belonged to 2ADS (a delivery squadron), RAC and 49 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery (which was based in Hohne, Germany, from 1971 to 1982). It is missing its searchlight.


13) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


Number of Photos:
2
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Unique ID: 2559
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Registration: 01 EB 30: “01EB30” painted on nose.
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Mark 6/3C Chieftain was acquired from base repair workshops (assumed to be 34 Base Workshop, Donnington) in January 1982.


14) FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank British


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0
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Unique ID: 2567
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Registration: 94 KC 37: “94 KC 37” painted on nose.
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Other Identification: <11B> and lion rampant painted on turret sides. “Λ” and <11B> painted on side skirts. Painted overall in desert sand.


15) A22 Churchill Crocodile Flame-Throwing Tank British


Number of Photos:
1
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Unique ID: 2029
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Registration: T347847M: “T347847M” painted on nose.
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Other Identification: “25” painted on right side of turret front. Green squares painted on turret sides. Unit markings painted on ends of track guards.

This Crocodile was put on the Bovington museum books in 1980. Its left side air intake has been replaced by a sheet metal box. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 11 January 2002. It was exchanged, less its trailer, for a Churchill AVRE and sent to RMCS Shrivenham for instructional purposes.


16) FV214 Conqueror Heavy Tank British


Number of Photos:
4
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Unique ID: 2560
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Registration: 07 BA 75: “07BA75” painted on nose.
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This Conqueror is a Mark 1 fitted with a rear turret stowage rack. It is believed to have been acquired in the early 1970s.


17) FV433 Abbot Self-Propelled Howitzer British


Number of Photos:
3
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Unique ID: 2561
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Registration: 02 SP 65: “02SP65” painted on nose.
Name:
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While at Shrivenham in the 1980s this Abbot was housed in the Gun Sheds beside The Mall.