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Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain

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Location Category ID: 3120
Added to Database: 21 February 2010
Last Edited: 21 February 2010
Address: Chobham Lane, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0EE
Telephone:
Email:
Opening Times:
Official Website: Chobham Lane Regeneration
Other Links:
Latitude, Longitude: 51.38233463 , -0.59504271
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: Models of tank built here:
1: TV15000 Light Tank (Prototype constructed by MVEE)
2: Chieftain Concept Tank (Converter of sole prototype 1972)
3: FV4601 MBT-80 Tank (Manufacture of sole prototype ca1980)

Long term:
1: Kleine Panzerbefehlswagen Command Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Evaluated at STT then to Bovington 1951)
2: Panzerkampfwagen II Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (After capture)
3: Panzerkampfwagen III Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (From capture until moved to Bovington)
4: Panzerkampfwagen III Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (After capture)
5: Panzerkampfwagen IV Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until 1951)
6: Panzer IV/70 Tank Destroyer - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Estimated 1940s-1970s)
7: Panther Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Transferred to Bovington in 1952)
8: Tiger Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (From September 1943)
9: Tiger II Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (From 1946)
10: Tiger II Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (1945-late 1960s)
11: Leopard Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (1965/6 - 1970)
12: Leopard Tank - Defence College of Management and Technology, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, South East England, Britain (From mid 1960s)
13: M46 Patton Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (1951)
14: KV-1 Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Evaluated 1943)
15: Praying Mantis Carrier - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Evaluation – dates unknown)
16: TV15000 Light Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Assembly of sole example)
17: FV101 Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until July 1973)
18: A30 Challenger Tank - Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (Preparation by RARDE 1985)
19: A34 Comet Tank - Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (Used for testing – dates unknown)
20: FV4005 Self-Propelled Heavy Anti-Tank Gun - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (June 1998 – ca2005)
21: FV3805 Self-Propelled Howitzer - Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (Trials 1956-60)
22: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (1960 – ca2011)
23: Chieftain Crazy Horse Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Conversion to Crazy Horse)
24: FV4205 Chieftain AVLB Bridgelayer - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Vehicle Branch REME – 1973)
25: Chieftain Willich AVRE Engineer Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (1969)
26: FV4030/2 Khalid Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Dates unknown)
27: FV4030/2 Khalid Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Testing – dates unknown)
28: FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (June 1986)
29: FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Testing – dates unknown)
30: FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Dates unknown)
31: Mark II Heavy Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Gate guardian 1920s)
32: FV214 Conqueror Heavy Tank - Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, East England, Britain (Dates unknown)
33: Conqueror Dynamometer Heavy Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (1954)
34: L3/33lf Flame-Throwing Tankette - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Dates unknown)
35: Carro Armato M14/41 Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Dates unknown)
36: Char B1-bis Heavy Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (From May 1946)



The Government acquired the well known Chobham Lane site in 1941 for the Department of Tank Design (DTD) and the Fighting Vehicles Proving Establishment (FVPE), and in 1942 Longcross Railway Station opened. Between 1941 and 2005 the site was used by various government military agencies until it became the Defence Evaluation & Research Agency site (DERA) and finally the Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO) Chertsey. The most recent use of the site was for the testing, evaluation and certification of the full range of British Army vehicles. It is also well known as the location where Chobham Armour was developed. The site was granted certification for business use by both Runnymede and Surrey Heath Borough Councils in September 2003. At present, the site continues to be used for commercial purposes and a number of buildings are let on a short-term basis. (Source: ChobhamLane.info).
During its war use it saw many enemy vehicles arrive for evaluation, including the Kleine Panzerbefehlswagen now at Bovington.

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November 2005

Entrance to MOD Chertsey, photo by Andrew Longton
1: Entrance to MOD Chertsey, photo by Andrew Longton

Taken: 1 November 2005
Contributor: Geograph
Location Photo ID: 211
Added: 21 February 2010
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