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UNIQUE ID 1949: VALENTINE TANK

(Model: Mark II)

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID: 1949
Added to Database: 27 December 2011
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): Valentine (3800)
Model (ID): Mark II (3804)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number: 2924: “2924” stamped into data plate.
Registration: T16065: “T16065” stamped into data plate (and previously painted on nose).
Name: “MANCHESTER” painted on hull front.
Other Identification: “9” in red circle painted on turret sides. Unit markings painted on nose. Painted overall sand (previously overall green).
Collection Reference: E1949.344. (Accession 34449, Entry 1020).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Built October 1940 – presumed by Vickers)
2: 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 Preserved British Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

This Valentine is fitted with an AEC diesel engine, making it a Mark II. It was built in October 1940 so it was one of the first; it is therefore presumed to have been most likely built by Vickers. It was put on the museum books in 1949. In the past it was displayed fitted with a coin-operated turret traverse system. It has a data plate attached to the left track guard that reads:

INFANTRY TANK MARK III.
VICKERS-ARMSTRONGS DESIGN
2924 W.D. NO T16065
DATE OCT – 1940

A Valentine 2pdr gunnery training stand is displayed nearby.


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March 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 10 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6942
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55814880...
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Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6939
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55808868...
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Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6940
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55814677...
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Front left view
4: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6941
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55814813...
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October 2008

Front left view
5: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6307
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030766...
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Front right view
6: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6308
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030762...
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Data plate
7: Data plate

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6309
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030763...
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Valentine gunnery training stand
8: Valentine gunnery training stand

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6310
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030767...
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October 1982

Front right view
9: Front right view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6701
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_Val...
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