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Alvis Limited, Coventry, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Britain

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Location Category ID: 3490
Added to Database: 9 June 2013
Last Edited: 9 June 2013
Address: Alvis Retail Park, Holyhead Road, Coventry, CV5 8BW
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Official Website:
Other Links: Wikipedia – Alvis Cars
Latitude, Longitude: 52.41216447 , -1.529181
Location Accuracy: 6
Tanks Previously Here: Models of tank built here:
1: FV101 Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank - Scorpion (Sole manufacturer)
2: Scorpion 90 Light Tank (Sole manufacturer)
3: Sabre CVR(T) Light Tank - Sabre (Sole manufacturer of base Scorpion)
4: FV102 Striker CVR(T) Anti-Tank Guided Missile Carrier - Striker (Sole manufacturer)
5: FV103 Spartan CVR(T) Armoured Personnel Carrier - Spartan (Sole manufacturer)
6: FV104 Samaritan CVR(T) Ambulance - Samaritan (Sole manufacturer)
7: FV105 Sultan CVR(T) Command Vehicle - Sultan (Sole manufacturer)
8: FV106 Samson CVR(T) Armoured Recovery Vehicle - Samson (Sole manufacturer)
9: FV107 Scimitar CVR(T) Light Tank - Scimitar (Sole manufacturer)
10: FV108 Streaker CVR(T) Weapon Carrier - Streaker (Sole manufacturer)
11: FV4333 Stormer Armoured Personnel Carrier (Sole manufacturer)
12: FV4333 Stormer Starstreak Missile Carrier (Sole manufacturer)



In September 1967, Alvis Ltd of Coventry, won the contract to design and develop the CVR(T) series and this was followed in 1970 by the first production order. Alvis had previously manufactured the Saladin armoured car, Saracen armoured personnel carrier and Stalwart high mobility load carrier. Its main works were at Coventry, on the Holyhead Road north-west of the city. The facility site occupied some 23 acres, and included the principal machine shops, assembly lines, and design and development facilities. (Source: G. Forty/The Scorpion Family).
The original factory location is now the site of the Alvis Retail Park.

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1970

Alvis Factory, photo from N. Yard/HistoricCoventry.co.uk
1: Alvis Factory, photo from N. Yard/HistoricCoventry.co.uk

Taken: 1970 (Estimated)
Contributor: CRFU
Location Photo ID: 869
Added: 9 June 2013
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