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UNIQUE ID 1270: MARK V** HEAVY TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War I / George Forty Hall)


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Unique ID: 1270
Added to Database: 17 July 2010
Last Edited: 20 March 2012
Type (ID): Mark V (3720)
Model (ID): Mark V** (3724)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War I / George Forty Hall (3006)
Serial Number:
Registration: T10704.
Name: “OL’FAITHFUL” painted on forward hull sides.
Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and brown camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference: E1949.325. (Accession 32549, Entry 1025).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: William Foster & Co. Ltd, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Britain (Sole manufacturer)
2: Experimental Bridging Establishment – Christchurch, England (1920s)
3: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:

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Text in Preserved British Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

This Mark V** is a Female. According to the museum’s records it was manufactured by Metropolitan Carriage Company; however, it is not clear what the evidence is for this. Other sources indicate that all Mark V** tanks were built by Foster’s of Lincoln. It served for some time in the early 1920s at the Experimental Bridging Establishment, a Royal Engineers depot at Christchurch in Dorset, and was adapted for engineering tasks. This involved fitting extra brackets to the front, installing a hydraulic pump driven from the engine, and at one stage removing the top of the commander’s cab thus reducing the height by about nine inches. It was then able to carry and lay a bridge and place demolition charges, trail anti-mine rollers and serve as a field crane. It still shows some traces of this conversion. It was one of the original tanks preserved on the heath at Bovington. It is displayed with its side doors open so the interior can be viewed.


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March 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6904
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55287887...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6905
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55287882...
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October 2008

Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3469
Added: 18 July 2010
Filename: P1030369...
Views: 61
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Front view
4: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3470
Added: 18 July 2010
Filename: P1030363...
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Front left view
5: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3471
Added: 18 July 2010
Filename: P1030362...
Views: 52
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Driver
6: Driver's compartment

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3472
Added: 18 July 2010
Filename: P1030366...
Views: 54
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Engine
7: Engine

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3473
Added: 18 July 2010
Filename: P1030364...
Views: 52
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View past engine to driver
8: View past engine to driver's compartment

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3474
Added: 18 July 2010
Filename: P1030365...
Views: 60
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October 1982

Front left view
9: Front left view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6692
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_Mar...
Views: 48
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