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UNIQUE ID 298: LEOPARD TANK

(Model: Group A Prototypes)

Defence College of Management and Technology, Shrivenham, Britain

(Location: Defence Capability Centre – AFV wing)


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Unique ID: 298
Added to Database: July 2008
Last Edited: 2 March 2016
Type (ID): Leopard (400)
Model (ID): Group A Prototypes (680)
Location Category (ID): Defence College of Management and Technology (3110)
Location (ID): Defence Capability Centre – AFV wing (3110)
Serial Number: L02.
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “7217” painted on front right mud flap. “AFVW” (‘AFV Wing’) insignia painted on forward turret sides. Bundeswehr crosses painted on turret sides.
Collection Reference:
Links: Vehicle Record for Bovington’s Leopard
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Porsche AG, Stuttgart (Prime contractor - multiple manufacturers)
2: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (From mid 1960s)
3: Defence College of Management and Technology, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, South East England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:

This Leopard was acquired from the Military Vehicle Engineering Establishment. It is a Series III vehicle. It is believed that it may have been acquired in exchange for two Chieftains in the mid 1960s along with the Leopard displayed at Bovington Tank Museum. It was sectioned by Royal Ordnance apprentices and is now displayed with the interior open to view (source: J. Harris).

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:

Its number “L02” indicates that it was built by Luther & Jordan of Braunschweig who built seventeen examples; “7217” was the number assigned to it while being tested at MVEE (source: Bovington Museum Vehicle Record). It is shown cut away through the centre of the hull, turret and engine bay, and has key internal components colour coded. It has uniformed mannequins in the driver, gunner, loader and commander crew positions.

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

April 2014

Front view showing section interior
1: Front view showing section interior

Taken: 29 April 2014
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9832
Added: 16 August 2014
Filename: IMG-8272...
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Left section interior
2: Left section interior

Taken: 29 April 2014
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9828
Added: 16 August 2014
Filename: IMG-8274...
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Right section interior
3: Right section interior

Taken: 29 April 2014
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9829
Added: 16 August 2014
Filename: IMG-8273...
Views: 8525
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Left section interior close-up
4: Left section interior close-up

Taken: 29 April 2014
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9830
Added: 16 August 2014
Filename: IMG-8275...
Views: 8163
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Right section interior close-up
5: Right section interior close-up

Taken: 29 April 2014
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9831
Added: 16 August 2014
Filename: IMG-8276...
Views: 8595
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Front right view
6: Front right view

Taken: 29 April 2014
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9833
Added: 16 August 2014
Filename: IMG-8277...
Views: 755
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Right view
7: Right view

Taken: 29 April 2014
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9834
Added: 16 August 2014
Filename: IMG-8282...
Views: 621
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Rear right view
8: Rear right view

Taken: 29 April 2014
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9835
Added: 16 August 2014
Filename: IMG-8281...
Views: 562
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Rear view
9: Rear view

Taken: 29 April 2014
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9836
Added: 16 August 2014
Filename: IMG-8280...
Views: 580
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Rear left view
10: Rear left view

Taken: 29 April 2014
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9837
Added: 16 August 2014
Filename: IMG-8279...
Views: 554
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January 2011

Front view
11: Front view

Taken: 27 January 2011
Contributor: R. Cooke
Photo ID: 4722
Added: 30 March 2011
Filename: 100-5134...
Views: 652
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1995

The Leopard at Shrivenham after being sectioned
12: The Leopard at Shrivenham after being sectioned

Taken: 1995
Contributor: J. Harris
Photo ID: 265
Added: 6 July 2008
Filename: Scan_Leo...
Views: 15343
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November 1984

The Leopard at Shrivenham before being sectioned
13: The Leopard at Shrivenham before being sectioned

Taken: 9 November 1984
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 234
Added: 4 July 2008
Filename: Scan_Leo...
Views: 757
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Front left view
14: Front left view

Taken: 9 November 1984
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9546
Added: 18 April 2014
Filename: FL_Leopa...
Views: 435
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Front right view
15: Front right view

Taken: 9 November 1984
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9547
Added: 18 April 2014
Filename: FR_Leopa...
Views: 780
Select/Has Priority: 22/0