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UNIQUE ID 1837: A41 CENTURION TANK

(Model: Mark 13)

Armourgeddon, Husbands Bosworth, Britain

(Location: Driving Area)


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Unique ID:

1837
Added to Database:
30 October 2011
Last Edited:
15 November 2011
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
A41 Centurion (3400)
Mark 13 (3423)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
Armourgeddon (3500)
Driving Area (3502)
Serial Number:
Registration: 785 XUF: “78 5X UF” painted on glacis and hull rear.
Name: “Hackett V.C.” (source: Sharky/HMVF).
Other Identification: Fitted with triple rubber-block tracks. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference:
Links: HMVF Forum
HMVF Gallery
Wikipedia – William Hackett VC
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Royal Ordnance Factory, Barnbow, Crossgates, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, Britain (Primary manufacturer of base Mark 10 1957-59)
2: Armourgeddon, Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, East Midlands, 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 arrived in about September 2009 and is a Mark 13. It was used by the Royal Engineers, when it was known as ‘Hackett V.C.’ (Source: Sharky/HMVF). It is in good condition but not in full running order. It appears to be missing its night fighting equipment (searchlight and infra-red headlights).
William Hackett was a Sapper in the 254th Tunnelling Company of the Corps of Royal Engineers. During World War I he was entombed with four others in a gallery owing to the explosion of an enemy mine. When a rescue party reached them he helped three men out of the hole. He stayed behind with the fourth, who was seriously injured, and the gallery collapsed. For giving his life for his comrade he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.


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October, 2011

Upper front left view
1: Upper front left view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5894
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6638...
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Upper front left view
2: Upper front left view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5895
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6644...
Views: 90
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Upper rear left view
3: Upper rear left view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5896
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6649...
Views: 95
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Upper rear right view
4: Upper rear right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5897
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6647...
Views: 177
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Upper right view
5: Upper right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5898
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6645...
Views: 88
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Upper front right view
6: Upper front right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5899
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6637...
Views: 87
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Upper front view
7: Upper front view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5900
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6633...
Views: 81
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Front left view
8: Front left view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5901
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6655...
Views: 115
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Front left view
9: Front left view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5902
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6654...
Views: 125
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Front view
10: Front view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5903
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6653...
Views: 70
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Front view
11: Front view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5904
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6652...
Views: 107
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Front right view
12: Front right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5905
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6651...
Views: 78
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Front right view
13: Front right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5906
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6650...
Views: 149
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Right view
14: Right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5907
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6658...
Views: 69
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Rear right view
15: Rear right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5908
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6659...
Views: 69
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Rear right view
16: Rear right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5909
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6660...
Views: 73
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Rear view
17: Rear view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5910
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6661...
Views: 64
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Rear left view
18: Rear left view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5911
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6662...
Views: 58
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Close-up of registration number
19: Close-up of registration number

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5912
Added: 31 October 2011
Filename: IMG-6656...
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October, 2009

Arrival
20: Arrival

Taken: October, 2009
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6043
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 2276_Cen...
Views: 69
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Arrival
21: Arrival

Taken: October, 2009
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6044
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 2277_Cen...
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Front left view
22: Front left view

Taken: October, 2009
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6045
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 2278_Cen...
Views: 75
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Upper front left view
23: Upper front left view

Taken: October, 2009
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6046
Added: 15 November 2011
Filename: 2274_Cen...
Views: 95
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