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UNIQUE ID 1976: A41 CENTURION TANK

(Model: Mark 5)

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Post War (British Steel Hall))


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Unique ID: 1976
Added to Database: 29 December 2011
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): A41 Centurion (3400)
Model (ID): Mark 5 (3410)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): Post War (British Steel Hall) (3014)
Serial Number:
Registration: 02 ZR 18: “02 ZR 18” painted on hull rear. T351992 (source: Tank Museum Record).
Name:
Other Identification: Displayed cut into two halves.
Collection Reference: E1984.235. (Accession 23584, Entry 1984.1157).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Design parent and manufacturer 1957-58)
2: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (ca1982)
3: Royal Ordnance Factory, Barnbow, Crossgates, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, Britain (Restored and sectioned 1982-4)
4: 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 original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

This Centurion was built as a Mark 2 at the Royal Ordnance Factory, Leeds, and was originally fitted with the 17pdr tank gun. It was converted to a Mark 3 and eventually ended service as a Mark 5. It was acquired in a poor state from a storage dump at the Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire. It is displayed in two sections after being cut in half at the ROF, Leeds, in a two-year project (from 1982 to 1984) by young apprentices and graduate trainees. This is to graphically demonstrate the conditions and equipment found inside a tank. The exhibit includes a video display, and has a plaque that reads:

OPENED BY
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
Colonel-in-Chief Royal Tank Regiment
30th May 1997

In Commemoration of the
80th Anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai
and
In Celebration of
Her Majesty’s 50th Wedding Anniversary



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March 2011

Interior view
1: Interior view

Taken: 11 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6993
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 58206615...
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Interior view
2: Interior view

Taken: 11 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6994
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 58201108...
Views: 2193
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Rear view
3: Rear view

Taken: 11 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6995
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 58206666...
Views: 261
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October 2008

Interior view
4: Interior view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6502
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030585...
Views: 327
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Front left view
5: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6503
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030562...
Views: 199
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Front right view
6: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6504
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030584...
Views: 181
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Close-up
7: Close-up

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6505
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030586...
Views: 362
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Right view
8: Right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6506
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030583...
Views: 212
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Interior view
9: Interior view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6507
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030587...
Views: 187
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Engine compartment
10: Engine compartment

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6508
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030564...
Views: 188
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Plaque
11: Plaque

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6509
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030563...
Views: 169
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Close-up of registration number
12: Close-up of registration number

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6510
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030565...
Views: 230
Select/Has Priority: 21/0