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UNIQUE ID 1946: A41 CENTURION TANK

(Model: Mark 1)

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID: 1946
Added to Database: 26 December 2011
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): A41 Centurion (3400)
Model (ID): Mark 1 (3402)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number: 9: “P9” painted on turret sides (indicating ninth pilot vehicle).
Registration: T352416: “T352416” painted on turret sides. Later 03 ZR 70: “03 ZR 70” previously painted on front left mud flap.
Name:
Other Identification: Guards soldier emblem painted on turret stowage box.
Collection Reference: E1951.34. (Accession 3451, Entry 1951.1021).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Royal Ordnance Factory, Barnbow, Crossgates, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, Britain (Minor 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:

The first six pilot models of the Centurion Tank were delivered in May 1945. They were rushed to Germany for testing in combat conditions with 22nd Armoured Brigade, part of Guards Armoured Division. However, the war had ended by the time they arrived. This exercise was known as ‘Operation Sentry’, and this Centurion is painted to resemble one of these tanks. It was actually the ninth of the twenty pilot models built of the Mark I. It therefore has a rear turret escape hatch, and a 20mm Polsten cannon as secondary armament. It was put on the museum books in 1951.


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March 2011

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 11 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6999
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 58206122...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 8 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6998
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 58200659...
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6996
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 58206208...
Views: 121
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Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6997
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 58206166...
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October 2008

Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6287
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030731...
Views: 158
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Front right view
6: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6288
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030732...
Views: 95
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Front view
7: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6289
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030726...
Views: 136
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Front view
8: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6290
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030725...
Views: 98
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Front left view
9: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6291
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030707...
Views: 142
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Rear left view
10: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6292
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030722...
Views: 185
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Rear left view
11: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6293
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030723...
Views: 128
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Turret markings
12: Turret markings

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6294
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030724...
Views: 133
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Driver
13: Driver's position

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6295
Added: 26 December 2011
Filename: P1030727...
Views: 137
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October 1982

Front view
14: Front view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6668
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_Cen...
Views: 220
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