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UNIQUE ID 2021: FV4203 CENTURION AVRE 105 ENGINEER VEHICLE

The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Storage)


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Unique ID:

2021
Added to Database:
2 January 2012
Last Edited:
24 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
FV4203 Centurion AVRE 105 (3540)
Centurion AVRE 105 (3540)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Storage (3016)
Serial Number:
Registration: 44 BA 17: “44 BA 17” painted on top left of glacis.
Name:
Other Identification:
Collection Reference: E1997.70. (Accession 397).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Leyland Motors, Farington, Lancashire, North West England, Britain (Built ca1955)
2: Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Detmold, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany (Service in BAOR ca1968-1977)
3: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (1981)
4: Pearson Engineering – Newcastle, England (Presumed fitting of plough April 1981)
5: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Presumed remainder of conversion to AVRE April 1981)
6: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
7: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2000)
8: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
9: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Static display at Tankfest 2006)
10: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
11: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2011)
12: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


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Built by Leyland as Tank Combat Command Centurion Mark 12. Date in Service 12 August 1955. Subsequent locations: 17 Reserve Vehicle Depot BAOR, March 1968; 2 Armoured Delivery Squadron BAOR, March 1968; 1st Royal Horse Artillery BAOR, 1976; 40 Field Regiment RA, BAOR 1977; 27 Command Workshops, 1980; Vehicle Depot Ludgershall, 1981; T B Pearson & Sons, April 1981, Vickers Defence Systems, April 1981, Converted to 105mm AVRE, fitted for CLANSMAN. Gifted to Tank Museum, 5 May 1998. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This Centurion is in running order. It took part in Tankfest 2000 when it carried the linkages for a dozer blade; by the time it took part in Tankfest 2006 the linkages had been removed. It has since taken part in Tankfest 2011.


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June 2011

Front view
1: Front view

Taken: 25 June 2011
Contributor: Peeteekayy
Photo ID: 6780
Added: 26 February 2012
Filename: 58854686...
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