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UNIQUE ID 2018: CONQUEROR DYNAMOMETER HEAVY TANK

The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Storage)


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Unique ID: 2018
Added to Database: 2 January 2012
Last Edited: 24 March 2012
Type (ID): FV214 Conqueror (3960)
Model (ID): Conqueror Dynamometer (3966)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Location (ID): Storage (3016)
Serial Number:
Registration: 99 SP 46, previously 07 BA 70 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).
Name:
Other Identification: “INFORMATION” painted on front, sides and rear or cab. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference: E1995.111. (Accession 11195, Entry 1995.1088).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References: Conqueror (Griffin) Chapter 7
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Royal Ordnance Factory, Barnbow, Crossgates, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, Britain (Manufacturer of FV221 pre-production vehicles)
2: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (1954)
3: MEXE – Christchurch, England (Until ca1990)
4: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

07BA70 was one of three pre-production tanks designated FV221 Caernarvon built by Vickers and the Royal Ordnance Factory Dalmuir from December 1951. In September 1954, as Conqueror prototype P7 and running without a turret, it reappeared fitted with a Parsons gas turbine engine (P1962.89) and trials were conducted for about five years. Subsequently the hull, with the gas turbine removed, was used as the basis of a dynamometer vehicle by the Military Engineering Experimental Establishment (MEXE) at Hurn near Christchurch. It was now fitted with a Rolls-Royce diesel engine, a large glazed crew cab, a ballast body and a large wheel on a pivoting arm at the back. It was also fitted with Chieftain tracks and has the rear suspension unit welded up. In this guise it carried the registration 99SP46. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
The vehicle chosen to be converted was selected was one of three FV221 vehicles housed at Chertsey (source: Griffin/Conqueror). At museum events this vehicle is used as a mobile information stand and commentary box.


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October 2008

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 30 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6712
Added: 12 February 2012
Filename: P1040253...
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