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UNIQUE ID 2027: FV4601 MBT-80 TANK

The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Storage)


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Unique ID:

2027
Added to Database:
3 January 2012
Last Edited:
24 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
FV4601 MBT-80 (3650)
FV4601 MBT-80 (3650)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Storage (3016)
Serial Number:
Registration: 99 SP 27.
Name:
Other Identification:
Collection Reference: E1991.153. (Accession 15391, Entry 1991.1170).
Links: Arcane AFVs
Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (Manufacture of sole prototype ca1980)
2: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
3: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Static display at Tankfest 2011.)
4: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, 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:


Developed by MVEE, Chertsey, Surrey. Turret came separately on 30 April 1993, also from RARDE. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This hull is one of the automotive test rigs, ATR2, for the MBT-80 programme. It is constructed of steel and aluminium in an effort to save weight: steel at the front, aluminium at the rear with a sandwich layer of stainless steel between the two to overcome the impossibility of welding steel and aluminium together. Cracks are apparent at the rear of the vehicle where side and rear plates meet. The turret is actually an FV4211 turret; a turret from the MBT-80 programme is also at Bovington, on an FV4030 hull. (Source: ArcaneAFVs).


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June 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 25 June 2011
Contributor: Peeteekayy
Photo ID: 6785
Added: 26 February 2012
Filename: 58705859...
Views: 162
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2002

Upper front view
2: Upper front view

Taken: 2002 (Estimated)
Contributor: D. Trowbridge
Photo ID: 6579
Added: 3 January 2012
Filename: 14623826...
Views: 210
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Upper front right view
3: Upper front right view

Taken: 2002 (Estimated)
Contributor: D. Trowbridge
Photo ID: 6580
Added: 3 January 2012
Filename: 14622274...
Views: 524
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Turret close-up
4: Turret close-up

Taken: 2002 (Estimated)
Contributor: D. Trowbridge
Photo ID: 6581
Added: 3 January 2012
Filename: 14614054...
Views: 368
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Close-up, "ATR2" painted on hull
5: Close-up, "ATR2" painted on hull

Taken: 2002 (Estimated)
Contributor: D. Trowbridge
Photo ID: 6582
Added: 3 January 2012
Filename: 14613986...
Views: 570
Select/Has Priority: 21/0