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UNIQUE ID 1977: FV4018 CENTURION BEACH ARMOURED RECOVERY VEHICLE

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Post War (British Steel Hall))


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Unique ID: 1977
Added to Database: 30 December 2011
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): FV4018 Centurion (3515)
Model (ID): Centurion BARV (3515)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): Post War (British Steel Hall) (3014)
Serial Number:
Registration: 00 ZR 21: “00 ZR 21” painted on driver’s compartment and hull rear.
Name: “GOLD BEACH POOL” painted on lifebuoy on left side.
Other Identification: “K 12.12.01 R” chalked on front right track guard.
Collection Reference: E2003.1329.
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
MAFVA.net
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Primary manufacturer of base vehicle)
2: Royal Ordnance Factory, Barnbow, Crossgates, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, Britain (Converter to BARV late 1950s)
3: ATTURM Instow - Devon, England (Home port)
4: Falkland Islands, South Atlantic (Falklands War 1982)
5: ATTURM Instow - Devon, England (Home port)
6: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
7: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2004)
8: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
9: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2011)
10: 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:

The Centurion BARV was developed at the Royal Marines Amphibious Trials and Training Unit (ATTURM) at Instow in Devon in the late 1950s and twelve were built, by converting old Centurion gun tanks, by the Royal Ordnance Factory in Leeds. This BARV served at various times on the two Royal Navy Assault Ships, HMS Fearless and HMS Intrepid. It is recorded as being on HMS Fearless in the Falklands in 1982 (source: MAFVA.net). It is in running order and took part in Tankfests 2004 and 2011.


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June 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 25 June 2011
Contributor: Peeteekayy
Photo ID: 6781
Added: 26 February 2012
Filename: 58743884...
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March 2011

Rear right view
2: Rear right view

Taken: 11 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6989
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 58200927...
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Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6987
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 58206454...
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Front view
4: Front view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6988
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 58206499...
Views: 47
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October 2008

Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6511
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030575...
Views: 42
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Front view
6: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6512
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030576...
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Front left view
7: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6513
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030579...
Views: 47
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Left view
8: Left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6514
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030580...
Views: 57
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Rear view
9: Rear view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6515
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030581...
Views: 37
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Rear right view
10: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6516
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030582...
Views: 39
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