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UNIQUE ID 1953: A38 VALIANT TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID: 1953
Added to Database: 27 December 2011
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): A38 Valiant (3945)
Model (ID): A38 Valiant (3945)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number: Pilot model.
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: Plaque fitted on glacis. “MOS No 294/8/R/7641.” painted on nose.
Collection Reference: E1952.39. (Accession 3952, Entry 1952.1009).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

Vickers suggested a design in late 1943 for an improved version of the Valentine tank with a larger three-man turret and many other changes. Ruston and Hornsby completed this pilot model in 1944, made from mild steel (the plaque reads: “CAUTION UNARMOURED”). It was designated A38. Following unsuccessful trials the project was terminated in 1945. The pilot model was put on the museum books in 1952. It was on display in the museum car park for some years.


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March 2011

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6849
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55839675...
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Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6848
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55839626...
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6850
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55845483...
Views: 81
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October 2008

Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6331
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030843...
Views: 100
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Right view
5: Right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6332
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030841...
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Rear right view
6: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6333
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030842...
Views: 170
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Rear left view
7: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6334
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030846...
Views: 178
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Left view
8: Left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6335
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030845...
Views: 137
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Close-up
9: Close-up

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6336
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030844...
Views: 139
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October 1982

Front right view
10: Front right view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6663
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_A38...
Views: 621
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