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Centurion Mark 12 Tank image, Touch for more information
By Michael Herrick, August 2, 2018
Centurion Mark 12 Tank
United Kingdom, England (Dorset County), Bovington — Centurion Mark 12
Centurion Mark 12 Hull with Fv4005 Turret This British vehicle is a Centurion tank hull fitted with a 183mm L4 gun - the biggest direct fire gun ever mounted on a tank. It was built after the Second World War to counter the threat of the . . . — Map (db m123579) HM
United Kingdom, England (Dorset County), Bovington — Challenger I Main Battle Tank
The Challenger I design was originally planned for the Imperial Iranian Army and was due to be named the Shir (Lion) I. With the fall of the Shah (King) in 1979, the vehicle was renamed Challenger and adopted by the British Army to replace . . . — Map (db m123585) HM
United Kingdom, England (Dorset County), Bovington — FV603B Armoured Personnel Carrier
FV603B Armoured Personnel Carrier, Mark 5 The Alvis FV603 Saracen was an armoured personnel carrier and part of the FV600 series of vehicles. It first appeared in 1952 and saw action during the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960). It was later . . . — Map (db m123587) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Dorset County), Bovington — Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps Memorial
In Memory of Those Serving in the Household Cavalry Armoured Corps Who Have Died on Operations Since 1945 Take these men as your example. Like them remember That prosperity can only be for the free, Who alone have the courage to defend . . . — Map (db m123581) WM
United Kingdom, England (Dorset County), Bovington — M4A1 Medium Tank Grizzly
M4A1 Medium Tank, Grizzly Mark I During the Second World War the Canadians built the M4A1 Sherman named 'Grizzly.' It had a few modifications including a Canadian Dry Pin Track (if you look at the tracks there is no rubber used). The Grizzly . . . — Map (db m123580) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Dorset County), Bovington — Royal Tank Regiment Memorial Statue
This exhibit is a fibreglass model used to create the bronze statue that now stands in Whitehall Place, London. The London statue was unveiled by the Royal Tank Regiment's Colonel in Chief, Her Majesty the Queen, on the 13th of June 2000. The . . . — Map (db m123583) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Dorset County), Bovington — Tank Infantry Mark IV
This tank had been restored to the appearance of a Mark I Churchill, belonging to the 14th Canadian Tank Regiment. The Mark I was armed with a 2-pounder high velocity anti-tank gun in the turret and a 3 inch howitzer in the hull. The Churchill . . . — Map (db m123586) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Dorset County), Bovington — The Lawrence of Arabia Trail — The Tank Museum
Thomas Edward Lawrence; born 16 August 1888, Tremadoc, North Wales - died 19 May 1935, Bovington Camp, Dorset. Known to his mother as Ned but to the rest of the world as Lawrence of Arabia. The Tank Museum contains a display which gives various . . . — Map (db m123584) HM WM

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