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UNIQUE ID 1954: A43 BLACK PRINCE TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID:

1954
Added to Database:
27 December 2011
Last Edited:
22 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
A43 Black Prince (3955)
A43 Black Prince (3955)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number: 4: “No 4” painted on hull front (indicating fourth pilot vehicle).
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “D&M AFV SCHOOLS” markings on front right mud flap and hull rear.
Collection Reference: E1949.359. (Accession 35949, Entry 1019).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Vauxhall Motors Limited, Luton, Bedfordshire, East England, Britain (Design parent and sole manufacturer)
2: ATDU and Solitary Vehicles, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (D&M School – dates unknown)
3: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:


By 1943 it had become clear to the British Army that tanks with 17pdr guns were urgently needed for the forthcoming invasion of Europe. Vauxhall were therefore asked to produce such a version of the Churchill Tank as an interim solution. Designated A43, it was initially known as Super Churchill but was later officially named Black Prince. Six prototypes were ordered and these were delivered for trials in May 1945, too late for hostilities. Production was cancelled as the much superior Centurion Tank was ready at the same time. This Black Prince was the fourth pilot model; from its D&M school markings it is presumed to have previously been at the Bovington Driving and Maintenance School. It was put on the museum books in 1949.


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March, 2011

Lower front right view
1: Lower front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6854
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55643345...
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Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6855
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55643532...
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Rear right view
3: Rear right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6856
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55637665...
Views: 85
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October, 2008

Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6337
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030668...
Views: 850
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Front left view
5: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6338
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030663...
Views: 79
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Front view
6: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6339
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030665...
Views: 60
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Front right view
7: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6340
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030667...
Views: 44
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Right view
8: Right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6341
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030670...
Views: 63
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Right view
9: Right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6342
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030669...
Views: 414
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Rear right view
10: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6343
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030671...
Views: 51
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Front plate
11: Front plate

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6344
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030672...
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October, 1982

Front left view
12: Front left view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6665
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_Bla...
Views: 61
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