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UNIQUE ID 1950: VALENTINE BRIDGELAYER

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID: 1950
Added to Database: 27 December 2011
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): Valentine (3835)
Model (ID): Valentine Bridgelayer (3835)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number: 728: “O.P. 728” stamped into data plate.
Registration: T16278: “T16278” stamped into data plate and painted on hull rear.
Name: “HANNIBAL” painted on hull sides.
Other Identification: Unit markings painted on nose and hull rear.
Collection Reference: E1949.356. (Accession 35649, Entry 1002).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
Eastleigh War Work
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Built October 1940 – presumed by Vickers)
2: Southern Railways – Eastleigh, England (Conversion from tank to bridgelayer 1944)
3: 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 Bridgelayer is based on a Valentine Mark I; being one of the first Valentines it is presumed to have been most likely built by Vickers. It was converted to a bridgelayer by the Southern Railway’s workshops at Eastleigh, Hampshire, in 1944 (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was put on the museum books in 1949. It has a data plate attached to the left track guard that reads:

INFANTRY TANK MARK III.
VICKERS-ARMSTRONGS DESIGN
O. P. 728 W.D. NO T-16278
DATE ??? – 1941



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March 2011

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6947
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55814936...
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Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6948
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55809115...
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October 2008

Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6311
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030550...
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Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6312
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030552...
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Front view
5: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6313
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030551...
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Rear left view
6: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6314
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030559...
Views: 110
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Rear view
7: Rear view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6315
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030561...
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Name
8: Name

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6316
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030553...
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Data plate
9: Data plate

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6317
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030554...
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October 1982

Front left view
10: Front left view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6700
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_Val...
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