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UNIQUE ID 2136: FV4030/2 KHALID TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Cold War - Tamiya Hall)


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Unique ID:

2136
Added to Database:
8 February 2012
Last Edited:
24 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
FV4030/2 Khalid (3615)
Khalid (3615)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Cold War - Tamiya Hall (3012)
Serial Number:
Registration: 05 SP 50: “05 SP 50” previously painted on nose.
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall in a sand, brown and black geometric scheme (previously in a sand, green and brown camouflage scheme, before that overall green).
Collection Reference: E2005.1106.
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
Khalid Restoration
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Royal Ordnance Factory, Barnbow, Crossgates, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, Britain (Manufacturer ca1981)
2: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (Dates unknown)
3: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until restoration)
4: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2006)
5: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until restoration)
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 2010)
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)


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This Khalid was put on the museum books in 2005. A museum photograph shows that it was previously at FVRDE. It was repainted for the first time in June 2006. It is in running order and has taken part in a number of events including Tankfests 2006, 2010 and 2011.
A Tankfest news item in April 2010 reported: “Jordan bought 274… Khalid MBT’s. However, this one was retained by Vickers to be used as a pattern tank, or type example, in case any further upgrades were to be purchased by the Jordanians. The paint work on the Khalid was looking very tired so the Workshop Team - under the leadership of Mike Hayton (the Workshop Manager) set to work on this project. The first step was to remove the exterior tin work - these bins were originally used to stow the CES (complete equipment schedule) kit - but over the years had become heavily rusted - Ian Burgess set about restoring these bins back to their former glory. The second step was to then needle gun the hull and turret- a process that takes the tank back down to bare metal ready to receive a fresh coat of primer. In the meantime the tracks were broken and removed from the Khalid to be “track bashed” a process were by [sic] the track pads are removed and replaced with new ones - anyone that has ever had the misfortune of undertaking this task will know this is an incredibly slow, boring and physically exhausting process. Currently Khalid has been stripped of paint and is awaiting its new Digital camouflage colour scheme. The Jordanian Defence forces used a ‘digital’ camouflage scheme that is based on a map of Jordan.”. This repaint was completed in May 2010.


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June, 2011

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 25 June 2011
Contributor: Peeteekayy
Photo ID: 6784
Added: 26 February 2012
Filename: 58859741...
Views: 111
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March, 2011

Upper right view
2: Upper right view

Taken: 9 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7171
Added: 24 March 2012
Filename: 58415177...
Views: 210
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Rear right view
3: Rear right view

Taken: 9 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7172
Added: 24 March 2012
Filename: 58415114...
Views: 120
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October, 2008

Front left view
4: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6707
Added: 8 February 2012
Filename: P1040219...
Views: 80
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Front left view
5: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6708
Added: 8 February 2012
Filename: P1040211...
Views: 69
Select/Has Priority: 21/0