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UNIQUE ID 2028: CENTURION MMWR TARGET TANK

The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Storage)


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Unique ID:

2028
Added to Database:
3 January 2012
Last Edited:
24 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
FV4202 40-ton Centurion (3520)
Centurion MMWR Target (3525)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Storage (3016)
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: ERA-style blocks attached to turret top and sides and hull front and sides. Fitted with triple rubber block tracks.
Collection Reference: E1996.2019. (Accession 1996, Entry 1996.1108).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
AFVNDB
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Leyland Motors, Farington, Lancashire, North West England, Britain (Sole manufacturer of base 40t Centurion 1956)
2: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:


[No entry]

Text in Preserved British Tanks Update:


[No entry]

Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:


This vehicle was put together as a target to test a millimetre-wave-radar targeting system; a major part of the hull (minus a piece tacked on the back) appears to come from one of the FV4202 40-ton Centurion prototypes used for Chieftain development (source: J. Web/AFVNDB). It has also been suggested that it was put together as a visual representation of a Soviet T-72 or similar tank; it is known as ‘Russian Concept Vehicle’ in its Museum Vehicle Record.


Images - Photographs and NavPix (click to expand or browse)

March, 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7227
Added: 26 March 2012
Filename: 58488703...
Views: 53
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October, 2008

Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 30 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6584
Added: 3 January 2012
Filename: P1040239...
Views: 94
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Front view
3: Front view

Taken: 30 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6585
Added: 3 January 2012
Filename: P1040238...
Views: 78
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Front view
4: Front view

Taken: 30 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6586
Added: 3 January 2012
Filename: P1040237...
Views: 211
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Rear right view
5: Rear right view

Taken: 30 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6587
Added: 3 January 2012
Filename: P1040241...
Views: 123
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Rear view
6: Rear view

Taken: 30 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6588
Added: 3 January 2012
Filename: P1040258...
Views: 106
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Turret close-up
7: Turret close-up

Taken: 30 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6589
Added: 3 January 2012
Filename: P1040240...
Views: 44
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Rear view
8: Rear view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6583
Added: 3 January 2012
Filename: P1040095...
Views: 61
Select/Has Priority: 21/0