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UNIQUE ID 1944: CENTAUR DOZER

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID: 1944
Added to Database: 26 December 2011
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): Centaur (3305)
Model (ID): Centaur Dozer (3305)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number:
Registration: 54 ZR 78, converted from T186642 (source: Tank Museum Record). “T.185389” painted on nose and hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “819” painted on blue square on hull front. Unit markings painted on hull front.
Collection Reference: E1985.32. (Accession 3285, Entry 1985.1058).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Leyland Motors, Farington, Lancashire, North West England, Britain (Primary Centaur manufacturer)
2: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:

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Text in Preserved British Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

This Centaur Dozer was converted from a Mark IV tank, one of 80 Centaurs fitted with the 95mm Close Support Howitzer. It served with the British Army until 7th August 1963 and was sold to Pounds Shipowners and Shipbreakers Ltd at The Old Chemical Works, Portsmouth, in January 1968. It was acquired from there and restored for the museum; another one went to the private Budge Collection at the same time. It was put on the museum books in 1985. It is displayed in the markings of the 79th Armoured Division, Northwest Europe, 1944/45.


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March 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6881
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55654993...
Views: 83
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6882
Added: 18 March 2012
Filename: 55649441...
Views: 78
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October 2008

Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6268
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030965...
Views: 88
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Front left view
4: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6269
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030963...
Views: 73
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Front view
5: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6270
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030964...
Views: 84
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Rear left view
6: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6271
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030968...
Views: 89
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Rear view
7: Rear view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6272
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030969...
Views: 86
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Rear right view
8: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6273
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030966...
Views: 77
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Engine deck
9: Engine deck

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6274
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030967...
Views: 84
Select/Has Priority: 21/0