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UNIQUE ID 2137: CHIEFTAIN SID TANK

The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Storage)


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Unique ID:

2137
Added to Database:
9 February 2012
Last Edited:
24 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
FV4201 Chieftain (3570)
Chieftain SID (3594)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Storage (3016)
Serial Number:
Registration: 99 SP 34.
Name:
Other Identification: Angular shapes on turret and hull. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference: E2006.1071.
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
YouTube
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Royal Ordnance Factory, Barnbow, Crossgates, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, Britain (Sole manufacturer of base vehicle)
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 (Running at Tankfest 2006)
4: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)
5: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2008)
6: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


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The classification of this vehicle is ‘Restricted’ so it must be kept and secured accordingly. While it can be displayed in the Tank Museum, there must be some means of preventing the general public from touching this vehicle. This is to stop the general public from removing or damaging the Radar Absorbent Paint (RAP) that this vehicle is painted with. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This is the so-called ‘Stealth’ Chieftain tank, based on a Mark 12. It is in running order and has taken part in a number of events, including Tankfest 2006. As well as having RAP it appears to have been fitted with other ‘signature reduction’ methods such as blanking off the roadwheels and fitting brush ‘dust flaps’ for the tracks.


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June 2008

Front left view, photo by Rikdom
1: Front left view, photo by Rikdom

Taken: 28 June 2008
Contributor: Flickr
Photo ID: 7234
Added: 29 March 2012
Filename: 26558109...
Views: 273
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