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The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Storage)

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Unique ID: 2022
Added to Database: 2 January 2012
Last Edited: 24 March 2012
Type (ID): FV4201 Chieftain (3570)
Model (ID): Chieftain Crazy Horse (3593)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Location (ID): Storage (3016)
Serial Number:
Registration: 00 EB 33.
Other Identification:
Collection Reference: E1995.112. (Accession 11295, Entry 1995.1089)
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
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Location History:
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1: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Built as Mark 1)
2: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (Conversion to Crazy Horse)
3: 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:

Project Crazy Horse was initiated in 1987 to provide a manoeuvrable hard target for guided missile operators firing inert anti-tank rounds. 00EB33 was originally in service with the RAC Training Regiment at Catterick which was converted into a radio controlled target tank by RARDE Chertsey. The conversion involved removing the gun, ammunition stowage, radios and NBC system and then fitting hydraulic extensions to the driver’s steering controls that could be worked by a driver situated low down in the centre of the tank using a colour TV link to see outside. A very reduced fuel tank was also fitted to reduce the risk of the tank running away. On the firing range the driver would leave and operate the tank from a mobile command centre based in a modified Alvis Stormer control vehicle. Trials at Shoeburyness revealed that the tank could be controlled at a range of up to 6 km, the remote driver using a link to the tank’s camera equipment. The radio control equipment was supplied by the Skyleader company based on its model aircraft products. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This Chieftain was built as a Mark 1 by Vickers.

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