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UNIQUE ID 1269: MARK V HEAVY TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War I / George Forty Hall)


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Unique ID:

1269
Added to Database:
14 July 2010
Last Edited:
20 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
Mark V (3720)
Mark V (3720)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
World War I / George Forty Hall (3006)
Serial Number:
Registration: “9199” painted on rear hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification: “H41” painted on forward hull sides. White/red/white stripes painted on forward hull sides and roof. Painted overall brown (previously a green and black camouflage scheme).
Collection Reference: E1949.327. (Accession 32749, Entry 1949.1024).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
Battles of the Somme
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage and Wagon Company Limited, Wednesbury, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Britain (Manufactured January 1918)
2: Somme, France (Battle of Amiens 8-10 August 1918)
3: Estrees, France (Attack on Estrees 23 August 1918)
4: Bellicourt, France (Hit by a field gun 29 September 1918 – arrived Bovington 1925)
5: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
6: Reinsehlen, Germany (RTR Mounted Review July 1967)
7: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
8: Sennelager, Germany (RTR Standards Parade July 1985)
9: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:


This Mark V is a Male and was built in January 1918. According to the museum’s records it was manufactured by Birmingham Railway Carriage Company; however, it is not clear what the evidence is for this. Other sources indicate that all Mark V tanks were built by Metropolitan Carriage and Wagon. This example was issued in July 1918 to 8th Battalion Tank Corps, the first tank battalion to receive the new Mark V, and had the number “H41”. In 5th Tank Brigade, it took part in the last British offensive of the First World War, from 8th August to 11th November 1918, Armistice Day. It was commanded by 2nd Lieutenant H. A. Whittenbury from 8th to 10th August, in support of 4th Australian Division south of the Somme, for which Whittenbury won a Military Cross. On 23rd August, 2nd Lieutenant J. G. De Courcy was the tank commander during the attack on Estrees; and on 29th September at Bellicourt the tank was grazed by a field gun shell on the left front horn which broke a track. Lieutenant T. R. Harding was in command.
In 1921, the tank went to 4th Battalion Tank Corps, returning to Bovington in 1925. Used by Central Schools for demonstrations, recovery and towing, it was on work-shops strength for the Second World War, coming into the museum in 1954 – the year of its last overhaul. Apart from replacing some exhaust valves and piston rings, and fitting an electric starter, no major work was needed to put it in running order. It went to the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) on 14 July 1967 to march past Her Majesty the Queen when she took the 50th Anniversary Parade of the Royal Tank Regiment, of which she is Colonel-in-Chief. In 1985 it underwent minor restoration, and was then repainted after having its paint stripped. It then took part in the parade on 12 July 1985 when new Standards were presented to the Royal Tank Regiment by Her Majesty the Queen. The parade took place at Sennelager, near Paderborn, West Germany.


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March, 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6901
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55281980...
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2: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6902
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55287875...
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3: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6903
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55287871...
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October, 2008

Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3460
Added: 14 July 2010
Filename: P1030338...
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Front view
5: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3461
Added: 14 July 2010
Filename: P1030335...
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Front left view
6: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3462
Added: 14 July 2010
Filename: P1030337...
Views: 79
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Front left view
7: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3463
Added: 14 July 2010
Filename: P1030334...
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Rear left view
8: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3464
Added: 14 July 2010
Filename: P1030339...
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Rear view
9: Rear view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3465
Added: 14 July 2010
Filename: P1030340...
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Right view
10: Right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3466
Added: 14 July 2010
Filename: P1030343...
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Front right view
11: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3467
Added: 14 July 2010
Filename: P1030342...
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Upper front view
12: Upper front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3468
Added: 14 July 2010
Filename: P1030361...
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October, 1982

Front right view
13: Front right view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6688
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_Mar...
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