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ARMOUR AND SOFTSKIN (A+S), EAST HARLING, NORFOLK, EAST ENGLAND, BRITAIN



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Location Category ID:
3350
Address: A+S, Unit 24, Roudham Park Industrial Estate, East Harling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 2QN
Telephone: +44 (0) 1953 714958
Email: sammy [at] arm-soft.com (Replace [at] with @)
Opening Times: By appointment
Official Website: A+S
Other Links:
Latitude, Longitude: 52.45290381 , 0.90528041
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: 1: Panzerkampfwagen IV Tank - Royal Tank Museum, Aqaba, Aqaba Governorate, Jordan (Restoration ca2007-11)
2: Sabre CVR(T) Light Tank - Wise Collection, Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, USA (Dates unknown)
3: Sabre CVR(T) Light Tank - Unwin Collection, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, East England, Britain (Restored ca 2005)


Armour and Softskin (A+S) offers a comprehensive and professional outlook to the restoration and refurbishment of military vehicles. The workshop facilities are capable of handling any specification of vehicle and in any condition. The work is carried out at its East Harling facility although work has been carried out onsite worldwide. (Source: A+S).
The proprietor is Sammy Clarke.

On-Going Projects



Location ID:
3350
Latitude, Longitude:52.45290381, 0.90528041
Location Accuracy:7



1) Hetzer Tank Destroyer German / Czech


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Unique ID: 2178
Serial Number:
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Name:
Other Identification: Wreck.


2) M110 Self-Propelled Howitzer American


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Unique ID: 2171
Serial Number:
Registration: 07 SP 42: “07 SP 42”? painted on nose and hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall green (previously overall desert sand).

This is a restoration project of three M110 hulls in conjunction with Smiles engineering Limited on behalf of QinetiQ (source: A+S). The project appears to be a restoration of hull and running gear, without the main armament.

Past Projects



Location ID:
3352
Latitude, Longitude:52.45290381, 0.90528041
Location Accuracy:7



3) Sabre CVR(T) Light Tank British


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Unique ID: 2179
Serial Number:
Registration: 02 FD 14: “02 FD 14” painted on nose and hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Sabre appears to have been acquired from Witham Specialist Vehicles. For its restoration at A+S it was completely stripped down to a bare hull, sandblasted and repainted, then reassembled. It is believed to be in running order.


4) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Unique ID: 2182
Serial Number:
Registration: 11 FD 65: “11 FD 65” painted on nose.
Name:
Other Identification: “32A” painted on turret sides and rear, and on side skirts. Painted overall in a ‘BATUS’-style sand and green camouflage scheme.

This Chieftain Mark 11 was restored by A+S and is in running order. It was at the Belvoir Steam and Country Fair on 16 May 2009.