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UNIQUE ID 1939: MARK VIII HARRY HOPKINS LIGHT TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID:

1939
Added to Database:
26 December 2011
Last Edited:
22 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
Mark VIII Harry Hopkins (3070)
Mark VIII Harry Hopkins (3070)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number:
Registration: T119224: “T119224” painted on forward hull sides, and found under paintwork when restored in 2007. T119223 previously painted on hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification: “METRO CAM 17-6-42” found under paintwork.
Collection Reference: E1952.31. (Accession 3152, Entry 1952.1013).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage and Wagon Company Limited, Wednesbury, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Britain (From markings presumed built April 1942)
2: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
3: Royal Armoured Corps Gunnery School, Lulworth Camp, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Trials – ca 1960s)
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:


Some 940 of these Harry Hopkins tanks were ordered from Metropolitan-Cammell and Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company but only 100 were produced, all by Metro-Cammell. Its label states “This example was once seen at a Royal Armoured Corps display in the sixties dressed up to look like a ship, complete with masts and paddles, and at another time took part, without its turret, in soft ground-crossing trials that resulted in the development of the Scorpion”. The trials took place at Lulworth.
This tank underwent restoration in the Tank Museum workshops during 2007. Its original registration was uncovered, as well as a marking referring to its manufacture: “METRO CAM 17-6-42”.


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March, 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6883
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55721464...
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Front view
2: Front view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6884
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55715768...
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Rear right view
3: Rear right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6885
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55721560...
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October, 2008

Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6236
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030691...
Views: 20
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Front view
5: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6237
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030692...
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Front left view
6: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6238
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030693...
Views: 44
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Rear right view
7: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6239
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030694...
Views: 26
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October, 1982

Front right view
8: Front right view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6679
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_Har...
Views: 30
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