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UNIQUE ID 2096: FV214 CONQUEROR HEAVY TANK

(Model: Mark 2)

Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Britain

(Location: Museum Building)


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Unique ID: 2096
Added to Database: 30 January 2012
Last Edited: 5 June 2012
Type (ID): FV214 Conqueror (3960)
Model (ID): Mark 2 (3964)
Location Category (ID): Isle of Wight Military History Museum (3100)
Location (ID): Museum Building (3102)
Serial Number:
Registration: 41 BA 16 (source: R. Griffin/Conqueror).
Name: “WILLIAM” painted on forward side skirts.
Other Identification:
Collection Reference:
Links:
References: Griffin/Conqueror 164,166.
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Royal Ordnance Factory Dalmuir, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, Britain (Sole manufacturer)
2: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (Dates unknown)
3: Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:

[No entry]

Text in Preserved British Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

‘William the Conqueror’ stood for many years as one of the collection of gate guardian vehicles at the Ludgershall vehicle depot. When that depot closed down as part of defence cuts the vehicle was purchased by Pounds scrapyard of Portsmouth. When seen there a large amount of ship’s anchor chain had been placed on top of the turret to prevent access by vandals. During its service life it served mostly at FVRDE and took part in trials in trying to lower the infrared signature from the exhaust pipes; it still has large round exhaust pipes fitted. (Source: R. Griffin/Conqueror).
It was displayed for some years on a bridgelayer bridge in front of the museum; it has now been moved inside for restoration. Currently it is in poor condition, showing signs of severe rust and other damage.


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August 2009

Upper front left view
1: Upper front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7252
Added: 5 April 2012
Filename: P1040674...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7750
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040403...
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7751
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040405...
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Front view
4: Front view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7752
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040407...
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7753
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040408...
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Upper front right view
6: Upper front right view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7754
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040669...
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Front right view
7: Front right view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7755
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040418...
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Left view
8: Left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7756
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040414...
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Rear left view
9: Rear left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7757
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040410...
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Rear left view
10: Rear left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7758
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040413...
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Rear view
11: Rear view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7759
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040421...
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Close-up
12: Close-up

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7760
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040420...
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Close-up
13: Close-up

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7761
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040417...
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Name
14: Name

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7762
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040416...
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2005

Photograph of IOWMHM photograph
15: Photograph of IOWMHM photograph

Taken: 2005 (Estimated)
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7763
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040827...
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