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UNIQUE ID 2142: FV4205 CHIEFTAIN AVLB BRIDGELAYER

The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Storage)


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Unique ID:

2142
Added to Database:
11 February 2012
Last Edited:
24 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
FV4205 Chieftain AVLB (3595)
Chieftain AVLB (3595)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Storage (3016)
Serial Number:
Registration: 01 FD 48: “01 FD 48” painted on nose and front right mud flap.
Name:
Other Identification: “21D” painted in yellow on right hand side skirts. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference: E2009.862.
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
Bridge – Vehicle Record
NEI Thompson Bridging
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Royal Ordnance Factory, Barnbow, Crossgates, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, Britain (Sole manufacturer)
2: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (In service 25 July 1973)
3: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (Vehicle Branch REME – 1973)
4: ATDU and Solitary Vehicles, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (RAC Centre – 1977-8)
5: 38 Central Workshops – Chilwell, England (1986 & 1988)
6: NEI Thompson – Wolverhampton, England (1988)
7: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


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The Record Cards for this AVLB show that it was built by ROF Leeds and its Date in Service was 25 July 1973 at CVD Ludgershall. It was at Vehicle Branch Tech Gp REME (believed to be at Chertsey) in September 1973, RAC Centre Bovington in 1977-8, 38 Central Workshop in 1986 (for a planned repair) and 1988, and at NEI Thompson in September 1988. NEI Thompson at Wolverhampton (as Thompson Defence Projects) was involved in the production of the BR90 bridging system so it is presumed that this vehicle was used in its testing; after that it was gifted to Bovington on 23 January 2009. This AVLB is without its bridge but another bridge arrived at Bovington in 2010 and is earmarked for it.


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