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UNIQUE ID 1978: FV4030/4 CHALLENGER 1 TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Post War (British Steel Hall))


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Unique ID:

1978
Added to Database:
30 December 2011
Last Edited:
22 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
FV4030/4 Challenger 1 (3620)
Challenger 1 (3620)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Post War (British Steel Hall) (3014)
Serial Number:
Registration: 64 KG 87: “64 KG 87” painted on nose and hull rear.
Name: “CHURCHILL” painted on hull sides.
Other Identification: “IIB” painted on turret sides, side skirts and rear hull. “۸” tactical marking painted on side skirts. Crew names painted on TOGS housing.
Collection Reference: E2003.1326.
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Royal Ordnance Factory, Barnbow, Crossgates, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, Britain (Manufacturer)
2: First Gulf War, Location Unknown, Kuwait (Served with coalition forces 1991)
3: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
4: ATDU and Solitary Vehicles, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Restoration by ABRO ca2003)
5: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
6: Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, London, Britain (Not the museum but Lord Mayor’s Show 2004)
7: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
8: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest June 2006)
9: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
10: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest June 2009)
11: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


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This Challenger 1 Mark 3 was commanded by General A. Denaro (then Colonel) during the first Gulf War. It carries the name ‘Churchill’, the traditional name for the Commanding Officer’s tank in the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars. It also displays the chevron device applied to all coalition vehicles during the war and the little red jerboa, or ‘Desert Rat’, of 7th Armoured Brigade. It does, however, lack the additional armour applied to these tanks while fighting in Iraq. It is in running order following restoration by ABRO. It took part in the Lord Mayor’s Show parade in London in 2004, plus Tankfests 2006 and 2009.
The following crew names are painted on the Thermal Optical and Gunnery Sight (TOGS) housing:

COMD – LT/COL DENARO
OP – CPL NUTT E019
GNR – L/CPL MCKENNA E026
DVR – TPR HAWKES E032



Images - Photographs and NavPix (click to expand or browse)

March, 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 8 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7160
Added: 24 March 2012
Filename: 58415338...
Views: 58
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Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7159
Added: 24 March 2012
Filename: 58409804...
Views: 58
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October, 2008

Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6517
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030644...
Views: 92
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Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6518
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030646...
Views: 51
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Front view
5: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6519
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030645...
Views: 67
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Front left view
6: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6520
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030643...
Views: 56
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Left view
7: Left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6521
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030642...
Views: 68
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Rear left view
8: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6522
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030638...
Views: 65
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Rear view
9: Rear view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6523
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030639...
Views: 70
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Rear right view
10: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6524
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030640...
Views: 57
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Close-up of registration number
11: Close-up of registration number

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6525
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030647...
Views: 196
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Name
12: Name

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6526
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030649...
Views: 39
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Crew names
13: Crew names

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6527
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030648...
Views: 45
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Vehicle callsign
14: Vehicle callsign

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6528
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: P1030650...
Views: 54
Select/Has Priority: 21/0