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UNIQUE ID 1965: FV4211 EXPERIMENTAL CHIEFTAIN TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Cold War - Tamiya Hall)


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Unique ID: 1965
Added to Database: 28 December 2011
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): FV4211 Experimental Chieftain (3610)
Model (ID): FV4211 (3610)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): Cold War - Tamiya Hall (3012)
Serial Number:
Registration: 04 SP 28: “04 SP 28” painted on front left mud flap.
Name:
Other Identification: “8537” painted on front right mud flap.
Collection Reference: E1990.9. (Accession 990, Entry 1990.1057).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: 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 is an FV4211, an experimental version of the Chieftain. It was manufactured in 1969 with Chobham armour, and was the first main battle tank in the world with an aluminium hull. It used Chieftain automotive components but clearly resembles the shape of the later Challenger tank. This example is believed to be TV-A, the first of nine Test Vehicles scheduled for production following the trials of two prototypes MTR-1 and MTR-2. It was put on the museum books in 1990.


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March 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 9 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7170
Added: 24 March 2012
Filename: 58415227...
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October 2008

Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6423
Added: 28 December 2011
Filename: P1030997...
Views: 11936
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Front view
3: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6424
Added: 28 December 2011
Filename: P1030998...
Views: 10047
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Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6425
Added: 28 December 2011
Filename: P1030999...
Views: 825
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Registration
5: Registration

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6426
Added: 28 December 2011
Filename: P1040001...
Views: 176
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