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UNIQUE ID 1271: MARK VIII LIBERTY HEAVY TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War I / George Forty Hall)


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Unique ID: 1271
Added to Database: 18 July 2010
Last Edited: 20 March 2012
Type (ID): Mark VIII Liberty (3730)
Model (ID): British Production (3730)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War I / George Forty Hall (3006)
Serial Number:
Registration: “12007” painted on rear hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification: White/red/white stripes painted on forward hull sides.
Collection Reference: E1949.363. (Accession 36349, Entry 1033).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: North British Locomotive Company Limited, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain (Sole manufacturer 1918)
2: Wool Railway Station – Dorset, England (Transferred early 1919)
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 was one of the six British production examples of the Mark VIII. It was built in October 1918 by the North British Locomotive Company of Glasgow. All but the pilot model were transferred direct from the factory to Wool by rail a few months after the Armistice, driven from the station to Bovington camp, and then dumped on the heath at Bovington (source: Chamberlain & Ellis/Tank Mark VIII). They were eventually all scrapped except this one which was retained for the museum. It was put on the museum books in 1949. For many years it was displayed outside, in front of the museum. It is currently displayed with its right door open so the interior can be viewed.


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March 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6906
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55281994...
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October 2008

Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3475
Added: 18 July 2010
Filename: P1030348...
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Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3476
Added: 18 July 2010
Filename: P1030347...
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Front view
4: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3477
Added: 18 July 2010
Filename: P1030346...
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Right view
5: Right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3478
Added: 18 July 2010
Filename: P1030349...
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Rear right view
6: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3479
Added: 18 July 2010
Filename: P1030350...
Views: 98
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Rear view
7: Rear view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3480
Added: 18 July 2010
Filename: P1030351...
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Rear left view
8: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3481
Added: 18 July 2010
Filename: P1030352...
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October 1982

Front left view
9: Front left view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6690
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_Mar...
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1935

“The last surviving British built Mk. VIII in derelict condition at Bovington in the ’thirties when the tank museum was first established. Cupola has been removed and vehicle still has World War I white/red/white recognition markings on horn and superstructure roof”, caption by P. Chamberlain and C. Ellis, Profile Publications: Tank Mark VIII
10: “The last surviving British built Mk. VIII in derelict c...

Taken: 1935 (Estimated)
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 3489
Added: 18 July 2010
Filename: Scan_Mar...
Views: 756
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