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UNIQUE ID 2015: A22 CHURCHILL TANK

(Model: Mark IV)

Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Britain

(Location: Nigel Montgomery Collection)


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Unique ID: 2015
Added to Database: 2 January 2012
Last Edited: 5 June 2012
Type (ID): A22 Churchill (3870)
Model (ID): Mark IV (3880)
Location Category (ID): Isle of Wight Military History Museum (3100)
Location (ID): Nigel Montgomery Collection (3108)
Serial Number: 5365 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).
Registration: 08 ZV 84, previously T31579.
Name:
Other Identification:
Collection Reference: E1965.53, Entry 1965.1013 (Bovington).
Links: ChurchillTank.com
Restoration – Hull
Tank Museum News
Bovington Vehicle Record
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Vauxhall Motors Limited, Luton, Bedfordshire, East England, Britain (Design parent and primary manufacturer)
2: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (As Churchill ARK Armoured Ramp Carrier until ca2004)
3: Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (Current location)
4: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2011)
5: Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (Current location)


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This Churchill was originally a Link Ark vehicle and was put on the Bovington museum books in 1965. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 15 June 2004 and ‘Not on premises (VB 20.5.2004)’. (Source: Bovington Vehicle Record).
It was restored as a Mark IV gun tank at the Isle of Wight Museum. It took part in Tankfest 2011 at Bovington. While undergoing restoration in 2009 it had an information board that read:

CHURCHILL RESTORATION
This is the chassis of what was once a “Churchill Ark” this was an experimental Vehicle, and an early example of this type of chassis and is a square door MK2 built around 1942.
The Ark which can be seen in the photograph has been removed and all its supporting framework and brackets cut off the chassis.
It has had all its internal equipment removed this includes such items as the Engine Transmission and controls wiring and all electrical and hydraulic equipment.
Since in its form as an Ark it did not have a gun turret fitted, we now have a correct turret which we have restored and is now ready to be fitted to the hull on its completion.
The Track have been removed and are now being used as a track to enable the chassis to be moved in and out of the workshop.
The chassis as you see it has been sand blasted and painted in primer, and at present is undergoing the last few small jobs prior to being painted in its final green livery this work will be followed by the fitting out of all the pipe work wiring etc.
Then starts the massive job of overhauling all the machinery ready to be reinstalled back in the chassis.
This vehicle will be finally fitted with its turret and the main gun which has been restored.
Then after a period of static testing will come running trials.
It is believed that there are only two working examples in existence at present, and this vehicle will be the third and the only fully restored example, as the other two tanks have not had a complete restoration carried out on them.



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June 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 25 June 2011
Contributor: Peeteekayy
Photo ID: 6801
Added: 26 February 2012
Filename: 58705920...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 25 June 2011
Contributor: Peeteekayy
Photo ID: 6802
Added: 26 February 2012
Filename: 58859147...
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Right view
3: Right view

Taken: 25 June 2011
Contributor: Peeteekayy
Photo ID: 6803
Added: 26 February 2012
Filename: 58853448...
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Close-up of mud chutes
4: Close-up of mud chutes

Taken: 25 June 2011
Contributor: Peeteekayy
Photo ID: 6804
Added: 26 February 2012
Filename: 58853453...
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August 2010

Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 15 August 2010
Contributor: I. Maw
Photo ID: 7835
Added: 5 June 2012
Filename: 97059917...
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August 2009

Upper front left view
6: Upper front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7710
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040677...
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Front right view
7: Front right view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7711
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040535...
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Front view
8: Front view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7712
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040526...
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Front left view
9: Front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7713
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040525...
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Rear left view
10: Rear left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7714
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040523...
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Rear left view
11: Rear left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7715
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040455...
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Engine compartment
12: Engine compartment

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7716
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040524...
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Engine
13: Engine

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7719
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040529...
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Display board
14: Display board

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7720
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040531...
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Planned turret
15: Planned turret

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7749
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040486...
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Spare turret
16: Spare turret

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7820
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040480...
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June 2004

Photograph of IOWMHM photograph
17: Photograph of IOWMHM photograph

Taken: June 2004
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7721
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040534...
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