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UNIQUE ID 1579: A22 CHURCHILL TANK

(Model: Mark VII)

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Tank Story Hall)


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Unique ID: 1579
Added to Database: 24 February 2011
Last Edited: 20 March 2012
Type (ID): A22 Churchill (3870)
Model (ID): Mark VII (3886)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): Tank Story Hall (3004)
Serial Number:
Registration: 33 ZR 81, previously T347848/M: “T347848/M” painted on nose and side air intakes and engraved on plaque.
Name:
Other Identification: Plaque fixed on turret front. Unit markings painted on nose and hull rear. Towing a trailer.
Collection Reference: E1949.339. (Accession 33949, Entry 1011).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Vauxhall Motors Limited, Luton, Bedfordshire, East England, Britain (Design parent and primary manufacturer)
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 Churchill Mark VII was the last Churchill Mark VII to be built; it came straight from the factory to the Museum and, in terms of mileage, is virtually brand new. It was put on the museum books in 1949. It has a plaque on the front of the turret that reads:

CHURCHILL VII
T347848/M
THE LAST TANK OFF THE PRODUCTION LINE
BUILT BY
VAUXHALL MOTORS LIMITED
LUTON, BEDS.

It is painted with the markings of the 34th Armoured Brigade in Normandy in the summer of 1944. It is displayed as though it were a Churchill Crocodile flamethrower tank, complete with towed fuel trailer, but has never been fitted with a flamethrower.


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March 2011

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 10 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6857
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55650349...
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Rear left view
2: Rear left view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6858
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55650238...
Views: 79
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October 2008

Upper right view
3: Upper right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4579
Added: 25 February 2011
Filename: P1030272...
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Upper front right view
4: Upper front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4580
Added: 25 February 2011
Filename: P1030250...
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Upper rear view
5: Upper rear view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4581
Added: 25 February 2011
Filename: P1030301...
Views: 75
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Flame fuel trailer
6: Flame fuel trailer

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4582
Added: 25 February 2011
Filename: P1030273...
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October 1982

Front left view
7: Front left view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6672
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_Chu...
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