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UNIQUE ID 1574: CENTURION CROCODILE FLAME-THROWING TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Tank Story Hall)


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Unique ID: 1574
Added to Database: 23 February 2011
Last Edited: 20 March 2012
Type (ID): Centurion Crocodile (3450)
Model (ID): Centurion Crocodile (3450)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): Tank Story Hall (3004)
Serial Number:
Registration: 03 ZR 71 and T351770: “03 ZR 71” painted on nose, turret sides and hull rear.
Name: “ARROMANCHES” painted on right side stowage box. “PEARL” painted in front of driver’s hatch. “LILY” painted on gun barrel sides.
Other Identification: Unit markings painted on front mud flaps, hull rear, turret rear and fronts of turret side stowage boxes. (Previously painted overall sand with a black stripe around the turret, presumably as a tank in the Suez Campaign).
Collection Reference: E1970.151. (Accession 15170, Entry 1970.1021).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Primary manufacturer of base vehicle)
2: 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 Centurion is a Mark 3. It is missing its side-skirts, and is displayed in the markings of a tank of 3 Troop, C Squadron, 1st Royal Tank Regiment, part of the Commonwealth Division, during the Korean War. Commanded by Sergeant A Wallace, Military Medal, the tank depicted participated in a fiercely contested action defending a location called ‘The Hook’ against Chinese forces in Korea in May 1953. Sergeant Wallace was awarded his Military Medal for his bravery during this action.
While painted as a Korean War veteran, this tank was in fact the prototype Centurion Crocodile flame throwing tank; a type that never entered production. It was put on the museum books in 1970.


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March 2011

Upper front right view
1: Upper front right view

Taken: 10 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6990
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 58200745...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 8 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6992
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 58200787...
Views: 79
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6991
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 58206325...
Views: 83
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October 2008

Upper rear right view
4: Upper rear right view

Taken: 30 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4563
Added: 23 February 2011
Filename: P1040190...
Views: 93
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Upper front right view
5: Upper front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4560
Added: 23 February 2011
Filename: P1030239...
Views: 113
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Upper front right view
6: Upper front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4561
Added: 23 February 2011
Filename: P1030241...
Views: 126
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Upper rear right view
7: Upper rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4562
Added: 23 February 2011
Filename: P1030302...
Views: 80
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Turret close-up
8: Turret close-up

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6345
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1040183...
Views: 70
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October 1982

Front view
9: Front view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6666
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_Cen...
Views: 110
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