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UNIQUE ID 2311: FV3805 SELF-PROPELLED HOWITZER

Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Britain

(Location: External Storage Area)


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Unique ID: 2311
Added to Database: 2 June 2012
Last Edited: 5 June 2012
Type (ID): FV3805 (3560)
Model (ID): FV3805 SP (3560)
Location Category (ID): Isle of Wight Military History Museum (3100)
Location (ID): External Storage Area (3104)
Serial Number: “P2” painted on nose and hull rear.
Registration: 04 ED 85: “04 ED 85” previously painted on nose.
Name: “MAJOR PICTON’S PALACE” painted on hull rear.
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Leyland Motors, Farington, Lancashire, North West England, Britain (Probable manufacturer 1956)
2: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (Trials 1956-60)
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:

This is believed to be the second prototype of the FV3805 developed by FVRDE. It was converted to be an observation vehicle on the Shoeburyness firing range. The main armament has been removed and replaced by a glass vision block. It is in poor condition, and is stored outside with a metal frame sitting on its roof.


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August 2009

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7793
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040479...
Views: 173
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Left view
2: Left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7794
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040478...
Views: 274
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Rear left view
3: Rear left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7795
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040476...
Views: 1349
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Rear right view
4: Rear right view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7796
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040664...
Views: 294
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7797
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040483...
Views: 115
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Close-up
6: Close-up

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7798
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040488...
Views: 123
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Markings
7: Markings

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7799
Added: 4 June 2012
Filename: P1040477...
Views: 290
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