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(Model: Mark 1)

The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Storage)

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Unique ID: 2026
Added to Database: 3 January 2012
Last Edited: 24 March 2012
Type (ID): FV214 Conqueror (3960)
Model (ID): Mark 1 (3962)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Location (ID): Storage (3016)
Serial Number:
Registration: 40 BA 81.
Other Identification:
Collection Reference: E1985.85. (Accession 8585, Entry 1985.1060).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
Armour UK
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
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1: Royal Ordnance Factory Dalmuir, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, Britain (Primary manufacturer)
2: Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Detmold, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany (Trials in BAOR)
3: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (1966)
4: RARDE – Christchurch, England (Used as a tug from 1975)
5: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, East England, Britain (Dates unknown)
6: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)

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Delays in the design and production of turrets for the Conqueror heavy tank project led to the FV221 Caernarvon heavy tank. This consisted of a Centurion Mark 3 turret mounted on an adaptor ring on the hull of an early pre-production Conqueror hull. A limited number of these vehicles was authorised to gain experience in the building and operation of such a large vehicle as Conqueror. This one is the only surviving example. It is fitted with an experimental ‘Windsor’ type turret to simulate the weight of the actual intended turret. It was at Duxford for some years before being transferred to the Bovington museum in 1986.
This Conqueror was completed as a Mark 1 120mm gun tank, but was later converted. It was produced as part of contract 6/FV/9171, dated August 1953, one of eighty Conquerors built at Dalmuir. The tank may have been converted when it was at C.V.D Ludgershall in 1966. It has since been given a new engine and Chieftain tracks. After it was struck off census in 1975 it was used as a tug at RARDE Christchurch. One of FV214 series BAOR troop trials vehicles. Possibly second production vehicle. Windsor turret is still, nominally, the property of RARDE Chertsey. In service 18th March 1955 - 22nd October 1975. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).

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