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UNIQUE ID 1973: TYPE 69-IIB TANK

The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Storage)


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Unique ID: 1973
Added to Database: 29 December 2011
Last Edited: 24 March 2012
Type (ID): Type 69 (2575)
Model (ID): Type 69-IIB (2576)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Location (ID): Storage (3016)
Serial Number: B10861009: “B10861009” stamped into glacis.
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “QT91” painted on top left of glacis. Slogan “DEATH TO ? ?” painted on bottom left of glacis. “T26” painted on front left mud flap. “T” and a red triangle painted on left side plates. Painted overall in a green and sand camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference: E1993.62.3. (Accession 6293/C, Entry 1993.1104).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: China (Chinese manufacture)
2: First Gulf War, Location Unknown, Kuwait (Captured 1991)
3: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved Soviet Tanks publication:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

This is a Chinese built version of the T-54. It was manufactured in 1984 and is typical of a late production Type 69-II (source: Museum Vehicle Record). It was captured in Iraq, which had started to purchase the Type 69 in 1983, after which substantial deliveries followed. This exhibit was captured during the Gulf War and it appears to have served as a command tank. It is displayed with mannequins representing two members of the crew. The crude plumbing on its left side was designed to duct smoke from the exhaust and release it at the front of the tank as a smoke screen.
This tank was moved into storage from the Post War Hall in November 2011 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).


Images - Photographs and NavPix (click to expand or browse)

March 2011

Turret close-up
1: Turret close-up

Taken: 9 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7232
Added: 26 March 2012
Filename: 58494728...
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October 2008

Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6474
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030626...
Views: 107
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Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6475
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030633...
Views: 125
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Left view
4: Left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6476
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030637...
Views: 85
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Rear left view
5: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6477
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030636...
Views: 79
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Turret close-up
6: Turret close-up

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6478
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030635...
Views: 78
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Turret close-up
7: Turret close-up

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6479
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030634...
Views: 50
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Smokescreen plumbing
8: Smokescreen plumbing

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6480
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030629...
Views: 77
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Smokescreen plumbing
9: Smokescreen plumbing

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6481
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030632...
Views: 45
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Close-up of glacis
10: Close-up of glacis

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6482
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030631...
Views: 69
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Serial number
11: Serial number

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6483
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1030630...
Views: 90
Select/Has Priority: 21/0