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UNIQUE ID 1893: FV4201 CHIEFTAIN TANK

(Model: Mark 11)

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton, Britain

(Location: Downyard)


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Unique ID: 1893
Added to Database: 8 December 2011
Last Edited: 23 March 2012
Type (ID): FV4201 Chieftain (3570)
Model (ID): Mark 11 (3590)
Location Category (ID): Buckinghamshire Railway Centre (3170)
Location (ID): Downyard (3170)
Serial Number:
Registration: 06 FA 10. Side skirts are stamped with “05 FB 40” and “00 EB 61”.
Name:
Other Identification:
Collection Reference: E1993.61.6. (Accession 6193, Entry 1993.1097).
Links: BRC Stock book – Chieftain
BRC Stock book – War Well
Bovington Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Royal Ordnance Factory, Barnbow, Crossgates, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, Britain (Built in 1970)
2: Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Detmold, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany (Training in BAOR)
3: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (Dates unknown)
4: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until September 2003)
5: Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton, Buckinghamshire, South East England, Britain (Current location)


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

According to the BRC Stockbook website: “This Chieftain Tank arrived at the centre on the 29th September 2003 from the Bovington Tank Museum. Currently located in the Downyard, it is intended to be mounted on the War Well, once modifications are completed. It will then be displayed to demonstrate the original use of these rail vehicles, though it will be over-gauge for the rail lines at Quainton.”. It is a Mark 11 with Stillbrew armour around the turret front. Its service included CVD Ludgershall, Queens Royal Irish Hussars and 2nd Royal Tank Regiment (source: Bovington Museum Vehicle Record). Marked ‘LOAN OUT’ in Bovington museum record on 28 December 2005.


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May 2009

Overview, photo by N. Cox
1: Overview, photo by N. Cox

Taken: 3 May 2009
Contributor: Geograph
Photo ID: 6122
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: 1291762-...
Views: 90
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August 2008

Front right view, photo by Oxyman
2: Front right view, photo by Oxyman

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 6120
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: FR_Chief...
Views: 123
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Rear right view, photo by Oxyman
3: Rear right view, photo by Oxyman

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 6121
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: RR_Chief...
Views: 162
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Upper front left view
4: Upper front left view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6091
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010751...
Views: 155
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Upper front left view
5: Upper front left view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6092
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010755...
Views: 234
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Upper left view
6: Upper left view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6093
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010742...
Views: 156
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Upper rear right view
7: Upper rear right view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6094
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010758...
Views: 173
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Upper front right view
8: Upper front right view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6095
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010749...
Views: 102
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Upper front left view
9: Upper front left view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6096
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010735...
Views: 103
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Upper front left view
10: Upper front left view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6097
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010736...
Views: 86
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Front right view
11: Front right view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6098
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010734...
Views: 92
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Front view
12: Front view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6099
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010770...
Views: 104
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Rear left view
13: Rear left view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6100
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010740...
Views: 82
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Rear view
14: Rear view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6101
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010739...
Views: 116
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Rear right view
15: Rear right view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6102
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010776...
Views: 97
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Rear right view
16: Rear right view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6103
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010738...
Views: 100
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Right view
17: Right view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6104
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010730...
Views: 101
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Front right view
18: Front right view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6105
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010729...
Views: 58
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Front left view
19: Front left view

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6106
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010737...
Views: 92
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Turret close-up
20: Turret close-up

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6107
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010743...
Views: 149
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Engine deck
21: Engine deck

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6108
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010780...
Views: 340
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Turret close-up
22: Turret close-up

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6109
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010782...
Views: 180
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Glacis
23: Glacis

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6110
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010769...
Views: 126
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Marking on left side of turret
24: Marking on left side of turret

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6111
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010760...
Views: 96
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Marking on left side of hull
25: Marking on left side of hull

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6112
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010767...
Views: 87
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Marking on right side of hull
26: Marking on right side of hull

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6113
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010764...
Views: 75
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Marking on Stillbrew armour
27: Marking on Stillbrew armour

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6114
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010768...
Views: 430
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Registration on side plate
28: Registration on side plate

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6115
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010765...
Views: 86
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Registration on side plate
29: Registration on side plate

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6116
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010766...
Views: 62
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Commander
30: Commander's cupola

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6117
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010774...
Views: 84
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Exhibit label
31: Exhibit label

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6118
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010731...
Views: 85
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Overview
32: Overview

Taken: 5 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6119
Added: 8 December 2011
Filename: P1010788...
Views: 106
Select/Has Priority: 21/0