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Wise Collection, Middletown, USA

(Location: Wise Collection)

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Unique ID: 2180
Added to Database: 4 March 2012
Last Edited: 4 March 2012
Type (ID): Sabre CVR(T) (3084)
Model (ID): Sabre (3084)
Location Category (ID): Wise Collection (85750)
Location (ID): Wise Collection (85750)
Serial Number:
Registration: 03 FD 47: “03 FD 47” painted on nose and hull rear.
Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference:
Links: AFV Society
Army Jeeps
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Alvis Limited, Coventry, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Britain (Sole manufacturer of base Scorpion)
2: Army Base Repair Organisation (ABRO), Donnington, Shropshire, West Midlands, Britain (Primary converter from Scorpion ca2000)
3: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (Not Ludgershall but nearby Tidworth – 2003)
4: Witham Specialist Vehicles Limited, Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Britain (Unconfirmed – Dates unknown)
5: Armour and Softskin (A+S), East Harling, Norfolk, East England, Britain (Dates unknown)
6: Military Vehicle Sales – Chillicothe – Ohio, USA (Dates unknown)
7: Wise Collection, Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, USA (Current location)

Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In USA publication:

This Sabre is registered as belonging to Alan Wise (source: AFV Society/HMVF). It was previously for sale on the website of Military Vehicle Sales at Chillicothe, Ohio when its description was: “All periscopes are included and function. A dummy RARDEN 30mm cannon and 7.62mm Chain Gun are installed with dummy ammo as well. All proper external storage boxes are included. An intercom with headsets are installed. User manual is included as is parts sources. Tracks are in excellent condition with rubber pads. Engine and gearbox are new MoD refurbished” (source: Army Jeeps).
Previously it was at A+S at Norfolk in England (source: A+S), presumably for restoration. It is presumed to have been purchased from Witham Specialist Vehicles, the likely source of another Sabre restored by A+S. This Sabre was with 1st Battalion of the Staffordshire Regiment in 2003 (source: sirhc/HMVF); at that time the unit was based in Tidworth.

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Front left view, photo from
1: Front left view, photo from

Taken: 2011 (Estimated)
Contributor: CRFU
Photo ID: 6824
Added: 4 March 2012
Filename: sabre4_S...
Views: 203
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Front view, presumably being shipped to US from A+S
2: Front view, presumably being shipped to US from A+S

Taken: 2010 (Estimated)
Contributor: A+S
Photo ID: 6823
Added: 4 March 2012
Filename: wsfour_S...
Views: 188
Select/Has Priority: 21/0