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The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

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Unique ID: 2035
Added to Database: 5 January 2012
Last Edited: 25 March 2012
Type (ID): Challenger 1 (3625)
Model (ID): Challenger Driver Trainer (3625)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Location (ID): Status Unknown (3018)
Serial Number: V3B5.
Registration: 05 SP 57: “05 SP 57” painted on nose.
Other Identification:
Collection Reference: E1994.125. (Accession 12594, Entry 1994.1109).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
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1: 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:

The MoD placed a fixed price contract, worth £18 million, with Vickers for 17 driver-training Challengers in February 1988. The tanks were delivered in 1990 and entered service the following year. They are used by the RAC for driver training and by the REME for maintenance instruction and are a familiar sight on the roads around Bovington camp. The Challenger Training Tank has the turret of the Challenger gun tank replaced by a new fixed position protected by a windshield. It accommodates an instructor and up to four students; all of them have rollover protection. The instructor has controls and instruments that duplicate those of the driver. The instructor can monitor the driver’s performance and create apparent automotive faults on the driver’s instrument panel. In an emergency the instructor can override the driver’s controls and stop the tank. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record). Although this vehicle has been classified by the Museum as a production training tank, the fact that it is based on one of the Challenger prototypes implies that it may be more of an ad-hoc conversion of a spare chassis. It was put on the museum books in 1994. Marked ‘GONE’ in museum record on 1 April 2005.

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