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UNIQUE ID 1598: FV4201 CHIEFTAIN TANK

(Model: Mark 5)

ATDU and Solitary Vehicles, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Headquarters, Royal Armoured Corps)


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Unique ID:

1598
Added to Database:
9 March 2011
Last Edited:
23 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
FV4201 Chieftain (3570)
Mark 5 (3578)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
ATDU and Solitary Vehicles (3025)
Headquarters, Royal Armoured Corps (3029)
Serial Number:
Registration: 04 EB 21: “04EB21” painted on nose.
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference: E1992.211. (Accession 21192, Entry 1992.1074).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
17 BVD RAOC
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Royal Ordnance Factory, Barnbow, Crossgates, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, Britain (Built as a Mark 2 ca1965)
2: Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Detmold, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany (Service with Blues & Royals and Life Guards)
3: Mönchengladbach, Germany (17 BVD stock)
4: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (Presumed until 1992)
5: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Presumed until 1994)
6: ATDU and Solitary Vehicles, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:


This is a Mark 5. It was built as a Mark 2 at Leeds and its disposal date was January 1998 (source: R. Griffin/Chieftain). It was in service from 14 February 1968, and its service included time with the Blues and Royals and the Life Guards and in 17 BVD stock and at CVD Ludgershall (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was put on Bovington museum books in 1992 and is currently on loan from the museum. It is mounted on a plinth that carries the RAC gauntlet insignia and reads:

HEADQUARTERS
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS
1ST APRIL 1994



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September, 2008

Front view
1: Front view

Taken: 4 September 2008
Contributor: B. Gill
Photo ID: 4670
Added: 21 March 2011
Filename: JLR068_C...
Views: 515
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Left view
2: Left view

Taken: 4 September 2008
Contributor: B. Gill
Photo ID: 4671
Added: 21 March 2011
Filename: JLR065_C...
Views: 176
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Close-up
3: Close-up

Taken: 4 September 2008
Contributor: B. Gill
Photo ID: 4672
Added: 21 March 2011
Filename: JLR067_C...
Views: 142
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Engraving on plinth
4: Engraving on plinth

Taken: 4 September 2008
Contributor: B. Gill
Photo ID: 4673
Added: 21 March 2011
Filename: JLR066_C...
Views: 101
Select/Has Priority: 21/0