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UNIQUE ID 1632: A1E1 INDEPENDENT TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Interwar / Alan Jolly Hall)


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Unique ID:

1632
Added to Database:
27 March 2011
Last Edited:
20 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
A1E1 Independent (3740)
A1E1 Independent (3740)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Interwar / Alan Jolly Hall (3008)
Serial Number:
Registration: T1020: “T1020” painted on nose.
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and brown camouflage scheme (previously overall green).
Collection Reference: E1949.331. (Accession 33149, Entry 1010).
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 1926)
2: Aldershot Military Museum and MWEE, Aldershot, Hampshire, South East England, Britain (Trials ca1927 presumed at MWEE)
3: ATDU and Solitary Vehicles, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Bovington Camp defence summer 1940)
4: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:


This A1E1 was the only one built. It took part in a firepower demonstration for a conference of the Prime Ministers of British Dominions in November 1926. Trials at Farnborough (presumed to have been at the nearby MWEE at Aldershot) revealed that it was very difficult to steer, due primarily to long ground contact and narrow hull. It was abandoned in 1935 and sent to the Royal Tank Corps at Bovington. It was reputedly used as part of the defences of Bovington Camp in the summer of 1940. It found its way to the museum in 1949.


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March, 2011

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6837
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55310113...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6838
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55310110...
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October, 2008

Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4692
Added: 28 March 2011
Filename: P1030392...
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Front view
4: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4693
Added: 28 March 2011
Filename: P1030404...
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4694
Added: 28 March 2011
Filename: P1030405...
Views: 79
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Left view
6: Left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4695
Added: 28 March 2011
Filename: P1030395...
Views: 67
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Rear left view
7: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4696
Added: 28 March 2011
Filename: P1030396...
Views: 69
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Rear view
8: Rear view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4697
Added: 28 March 2011
Filename: P1030401...
Views: 74
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Rear right view
9: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4698
Added: 28 March 2011
Filename: P1030402...
Views: 71
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Rear right view
10: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4699
Added: 28 March 2011
Filename: P1030403...
Views: 57
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Front left view
11: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4700
Added: 28 March 2011
Filename: P1030393...
Views: 66
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October, 1982

Front left view
12: Front left view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6658
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_A1E...
Views: 56
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