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UNIQUE ID 1938: MARK VII TETRARCH CS AIRBORNE LIGHT TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID: 1938
Added to Database: 26 December 2011
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): Mark VII Tetrarch (3060)
Model (ID): Mark VII Tetrarch CS (3062)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number:
Registration: T9274: “T9274” painted on hull sides.
Name: “RITZ” painted on forward turret sides.
Other Identification: “HQ” painted on rear turret sides. Unit markings painted on nose. Painted overall in a green and brown camouflage scheme (previously overall green).
Collection Reference: E1949.333. (Accession 33349, Entry 1949.1023).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks: Praying Mantis Carrier - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Also restored by Vickers 1984/5)
Medium Mark II* Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Also restored by Vickers 1984/5)

Location History:
(see map)

1: Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage and Wagon Company Limited, Wednesbury, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Britain (Manufacturer of production vehicles)
2: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
3: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Restored 1984-5)
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:

Although originally a Vickers Armstrong design, production of Tetrarchs was transferred to Metropolitan-Cammell, contract T6423, dated 25th January 1939 to leave Vickers to concentrate on other war work. Vickers Armstrongs is just visible on the plaque but has been erased. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This Tetrarch was one of the few converted to the close support (CS) role, with a 3in howitzer substituted for the usual 2pdr. It was put on the museum books in 1949. It was restored in 1984-85, along with the Vickers Medium Tank and the Praying Mantis Carrier, by Vickers Defence Systems at their Armstrong Works, Scotswood Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It is currently displayed inside part of a Hamilcar glider. It is believed to be in running order.


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March 2011

Front view
1: Front view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6937
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55808442...
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Rear view
2: Rear view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6938
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55808539...
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October 2008

Front view
3: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6232
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030886...
Views: 110
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Front left view
4: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6233
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030888...
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6234
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030887...
Views: 101
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Interior view
6: Interior view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6235
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030889...
Views: 192
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Rear right view
7: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6346
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030977...
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October 1982

Front right view
8: Front right view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6697
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_Tet...
Views: 313
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