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UNIQUE ID 2032: A30 CHALLENGER TANK

Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Britain

(Location: External Storage Area)


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Unique ID: 2032
Added to Database: 4 January 2012
Last Edited: 5 June 2012
Type (ID): A30 Challenger (3360)
Model (ID): A30 Challenger (3360)
Location Category (ID): Isle of Wight Military History Museum (3100)
Location (ID): External Storage Area (3104)
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification:
Collection Reference: Turret: E1987.9.1. (Accession 987/1, Entry 1987.1085).
Hull: E1987.9.2. (987/2, 1987.1085).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record – Hull
Museum Vehicle Record – Turret
HMVF
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, Smethwick, Birmingham, West Midlands, Britain (Design parent and sole manufacturer)
2: Lincolnshire range, England (Recovered)
3: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (Preparation by RARDE 1985)
4: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Dates unknown)
5: Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East 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 Challenger hull was rescued from a firing range in Lincolnshire. The turret came from RAF Holbeach’s bombing range near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, and was restored and partly sectioned by RARDE, Chertsey in 1985 in preparation for restoration (the hull was also there). That restoration is due to take place at IOWMM, where it has been since about 1999 (source: steveo578/HMVF).
The hull of this Challenger is very rusty and largely empty inside. It is missing its engine, some roadwheels and other components. A label reads “This vehicle is here awaiting stabilisation work to the hull, which has seen severe salt corrosion, on behalf of the Tank Museum Bovington”.


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August 2010

Rear left view
1: Rear left view

Taken: 15 August 2010
Contributor: I. Maw
Photo ID: 7831
Added: 5 June 2012
Filename: 97061123...
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Exhibit label
2: Exhibit label

Taken: 15 August 2010
Contributor: I. Maw
Photo ID: 7832
Added: 5 June 2012
Filename: 97061096...
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August 2009

Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7253
Added: 5 April 2012
Filename: P1040510...
Views: 226
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Front view
4: Front view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7767
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040509...
Views: 205
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7768
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040511...
Views: 250
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Rear left view
6: Rear left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7769
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040567...
Views: 596
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Rear view
7: Rear view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7770
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040568...
Views: 227
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Rear right view
8: Rear right view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7771
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040569...
Views: 225
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Upper rear left view
9: Upper rear left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7772
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040698...
Views: 209
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Turret close-up
10: Turret close-up

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7773
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040835...
Views: 190
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Turret, showing cutaway
11: Turret, showing cutaway

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7774
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040837...
Views: 264
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Engine compartment
12: Engine compartment

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7775
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040571...
Views: 187
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Engine compartment
13: Engine compartment

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7776
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040570...
Views: 167
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Engine compartment
14: Engine compartment

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7777
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040836...
Views: 339
Select/Has Priority: 21/0