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UNIQUE ID 2085: FV4201 CHIEFTAIN TANK

(Model: Prototypes)

The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Storage)


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Unique ID:

2085
Added to Database:
16 January 2012
Last Edited:
24 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
FV4201 Chieftain (3570)
Prototypes (3571)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Storage (3016)
Serial Number: G1 pilot model.
Registration: 01 DC 87: “01DC87” painted on nose.
Name:
Other Identification: RAC markings painted on front mud flaps.
Collection Reference: E1967.13. (Accession 1367, Entry 1967.1016).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Royal Ordnance Factory, Barnbow, Crossgates, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, Britain (Delivered February 1962)
2: Royal Armoured Corps Gunnery School, Lulworth Camp, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Gunnery trials until November 1962)
3: Royal Ordnance Factory, Barnbow, Crossgates, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, Britain (Rework – dates unknown)
4: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (On display in museum – dates unknown)
5: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


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Correspondence in accessions files identifies this vehicle as G1, one of six prototypes ordered in June 1959 for troop trials. It was built by ROF Leeds (production was shared with Vickers). Delivered on 15th February 1962, it was sent to Lulworth for gunnery trials (with FVRDE) instead of vehicle W6, until November 1962. This revealed faults in the sighting system, and it was returned to Leeds for rework. The gun is the prototype L11 120mm. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This Chieftain was put on the museum books in 1967. When previously on display in the museum it was fitted with Simfire tank gunnery simulation equipment.


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October, 1982

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6670
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_Chi...
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