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UNIQUE ID 1629: L1E3 AMPHIBIOUS LIGHT TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Interwar / Alan Jolly Hall)


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Unique ID:

1629
Added to Database:
27 March 2011
Last Edited:
20 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
L1E3 (3065)
L1E3 (3065)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Interwar / Alan Jolly Hall (3008)
Serial Number: M120.
Registration: T2430. FME 985. “T2430” painted on superstructure sides. “FME 985” painted on nose and rear hull.
Name:
Other Identification: “MWEE 1367” in a white square painted on turret rear. Painted overall in a green and brown camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference: E1951.33. (Accession 3351).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Manufacturer of sole prototype May 1939)
2: Aldershot Military Museum and MWEE, Aldershot, Hampshire, South East England, Britain (Trials at MWEE June 1939)
3: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


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This amphibious tank was designed and built by Vickers-Armstrong Ltd in May 1939 at their Elswick Works, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It was the only example built. It was submitted for trials during June 1939 but the type did not enter production. It spent the next few years in reserve and was then subjected to more tests after the war. It shows some signs of damage, particularly to the rear left buoyancy tank. It has ‘MWEE’ painted on the turret and is presumed to have undergone at least some of its trials at the Mechanical Warfare Experimental Establishment at Aldershot, Hampshire. It was put on the museum books in 1951.


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March, 2011

Left view
1: Left view

Taken: 8 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6886
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55342826...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6887
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55342822...
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Rear left view
3: Rear left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6888
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55342831...
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October, 2008

Front left view
4: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4682
Added: 27 March 2011
Filename: P1030387...
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Front view
5: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4683
Added: 27 March 2011
Filename: P1030386...
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Front right view
6: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4684
Added: 27 March 2011
Filename: P1030385...
Views: 75
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Left view
7: Left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4685
Added: 27 March 2011
Filename: P1030388...
Views: 75
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Rear left view
8: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4686
Added: 27 March 2011
Filename: P1030389...
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Rear view
9: Rear view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4687
Added: 27 March 2011
Filename: P1030390...
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October, 1982

Front left view
10: Front left view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6680
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_L1E...
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