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(Model: Mark 2)

Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Foreign Vehicles, Kubinka, Russia

(Location: Hall 5: British and American Tanks)

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Unique ID: 550
Added to Database: September 2008
Last Edited: September 2008
Type (ID): FV214 Conqueror (3960)
Model (ID): Mark 2 (3964)
Location Category (ID): Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Foreign Vehicles (2130)
Location (ID): Hall 5: British and American Tanks (2130)
Serial Number:
Registration: “05 BB 92” painted on nose.
Name: “CYCLOPS” painted on stowage bins on hull sides.
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Location History:
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1: Royal Ordnance Factory Dalmuir, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, Britain (Sole manufacturer)
2: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, East England, Britain (1986 – 14 July 1988)
3: Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Foreign Vehicles, Kubinka, Moscow Oblast, Russia (Current location)

This Conqueror, a Mark 2, was received from the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, in exchange for an IS-2. It is in running order. The IWM acquired two Conquerors which were discovered in August 1986 in the Fingeringhoe salt marshes in Essex and recovered by the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (SEME) based at Bordon. The two tanks, named ‘Cyclops’ and ‘Berescheid’, had served with the British forces in Germany, probably with the 17/21st Lancers, before being moved to Fingeringhoe as range targets. This one was restored by the Duxford Military Vehicle Wing with assistance from the Proof and Experimental Establishment at Shoeburyness, Essex, and FVRDE at Chertsey, Surrey. Use was made of parts from the other one, Berescheid (41 BA 22), which is now in storage at Duxford. The exchange was made on 14 July 1988 between Russian and British delegations, including Colonel General B. P. Ivanov of the Soviet Committee of War Veterans and General Sir Napier Crookenden.

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Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 1992
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 613
Added: 29 September 2008
Filename: Scan_Con...
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