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UNIQUE ID 1958: RAM TARGET TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID: 1958
Added to Database: 27 December 2011
Last Edited: 21 July 2012
Type (ID): Ram (8100)
Model (ID): Ram Target (8125)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number: 1174 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).
Registration: 159418 (source: Museum Vehicle Record). “CT-159602” painted on forward hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification: “882” or similar stamped into centre transmission cover. “B3” painted on turret sides. “E1231 A608 Lo [G]” or similar cast into left transmission cover. “E1232 OSF 1416” cast into centre transmission cover. “232” and “E4751” cast into right transmission cover. Canadian flag painted on hull sides and centre transmission cover.
Collection Reference: E1988.23. (Accession 2388, Entry 1988.1105).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
ShermanTank.nl
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Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Montreal Locomotive Works, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (Sole manufacturer of original tank January 1942-)
2: Instandhoudingsbedrijf Landsystemen (IBL), Leusden, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Gate guardian – dates unknown)
3: Tank Museum Depot, Kapellen, Antwerp, Antwerp Province, Belgium (Not the depot but the docks)
4: Marchwood docks, England (Staging point)
5: 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:

This Ram Mark II was one of a small batch acquired by the Dutch Army in 1946. It was rearmed with the QF 75mm Mark 5 gun. It was later used as a mobile target for light weapons, which is why every possible opening has been sealed or welded over. The tank was originally acquired in the Netherlands by the Sherwood Rangers Association for display in Nijmegen, and 17th/21st Lancers had undertaken to restore it for display on a plinth. It had previously been on display as a gate guardian at the Dutch Army tank workshop at Leusden (source: ShermanTank.nl). A Sherman, however, was felt to be more suitable, so the Tank Museum acquired a plinthed M4A1 of Royal Scots Dragoon Guards from the School of Infantry at Warminster and it was shipped to 17th/21st Lancers. The Ram was shipped to Marchwood from Antwerp on RFA Sir Lancelot. It was put on the museum books in 1988. It is characteristic of those produced between registration CT159402 and 159502. It has the auxiliary machine-gun turret, no side doors or ventilation louvres in the hull sides and the turret pistol ports have been replaced with circular plates. It has Sherman-type T54E1 track links and Sherman suspension with trailing return rollers. The aerial mounts are in depressions on the turret roof, not mounted on brackets as in earlier tanks. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).


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March 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 10 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6980
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55722860...
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Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6977
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55716626...
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6978
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55722628...
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Left view
4: Left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6979
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55722720...
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October 2008

Front left view
5: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6369
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030857...
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Front right view
6: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6370
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030850...
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Front view
7: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6371
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030853...
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Left view
8: Left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6372
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030858...
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Rear right view
9: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6373
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030848...
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Right view
10: Right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6374
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030849...
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Transmission cover markings
11: Transmission cover markings

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6375
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030854...
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Transmission cover markings
12: Transmission cover markings

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6376
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030856...
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Transmission cover stamping
13: Transmission cover stamping

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6377
Added: 28 December 2011
Filename: P1030855...
Views: 41
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