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UNIQUE ID 2300: CENTAUR DOZER

Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Britain

(Location: Museum Building)


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Unique ID: 2300
Added to Database: 2 June 2012
Last Edited: 4 June 2012
Type (ID): Centaur (3305)
Model (ID): Centaur Dozer (3305)
Location Category (ID): Isle of Wight Military History Museum (3100)
Location (ID): Museum Building (3102)
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Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: 79th Armoured Division insignia painted on hull front.
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Leyland Motors, Farington, Lancashire, North West England, Britain (Primary Centaur manufacturer)
2: Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (Current location)


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

An information board with this vehicle describes its restoration with photographs: “CENTAUR DOZER TANK – 1944. OWNED/RESTORED BY DAVID ARNOLD. Found in Pounds scrap yard Portsmouth 31 years after being surplussed in 1957. Rescue work began. After being purchased in 1988, two days were spent preparing the tank to be moved. Transporting to the Isle of Wight. Although complete, the inside of the tank was in very poor condition. Shot blasted and painted inside and out. Gearbox and engine bay rebuilt. Engine before and after... Engine back in tank. [Then it was tried out moving earth] just to prove that it works”.


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August 2009

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7617
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040436...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7618
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040435...
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Front view
3: Front view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7619
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040434...
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Front view
4: Front view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7620
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040437...
Views: 62
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7621
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040433...
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Front right view
6: Front right view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7622
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040438...
Views: 64
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Exhibit label
7: Exhibit label

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7624
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040428...
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1988

Photograph of original IOWMM photograph on display board
8: Photograph of original IOWMM photograph on display board

Taken: 1988
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7623
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040432...
Views: 190
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