Inside the Tanks: The Centurion

Wargaming Europe has released a new video featuring Richard “The Challenger” Cutland and his team at Bovington Tank Museum where they take a closer look at the British Centurion Tank.

Video:Tiger Day 2016 at The Bovington Tank Museum

This video appeared on youtube today showcasing many of the vehicles stored at the Tank Museum at Bovington.

For more on Tankfest 2016, check out the website for the Tank Museum at Bovington.  Tickets are going fast!

Tank Chats #11 Valentine

The eleventh in a series of short films about some of the vehicles in the Bovington Tank Museum collection presented by historian David Fletcher MBE.

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From the Vault: British Tank and AFV Demonstrations at Bovington from British Pathe

Today we present a couple British Pathe videos showing British armor from the early cold war period.

First is two videos about armor being demonstrated for the public at Bovington.  These videos are from 1955 and 1961.

 

 

 

 

Here is a video on various British Vehicles on display at Bovington in 1962.

 

 

Next is a video on the British Saladin armored car from 1959

 

 

Here is a video showing a demonstration of a British ATGM from 1960.

 

 

Here are two more videos of British armor at Bovington.  These videos are from 1954 and lack audio.

 

Tank Museum introduces New Tank Factory Exhibition

The Tank Museum at Bovington, England has announced the opening of a exhibition with explores the design and manufacture of British armored vehicles from 1916 to the present.  According to the Museum website:

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the exhibition tells the often overlooked story of the men and women who built these complex war machines and how the demands of factory life affected the workforce and wider society. The display also showcases an impressive line-up of vehicles and through a series of themed bays, cover a variety of topics including Materials, Armour and Weapons and Testing.

The exhibition covers issues around who builds tanks and why they look the way they do, what makes a good and bad tank and, via a touchscreen interactive, the public have the chance to design their own armoured vehicle. ‘Tank Factory’ is housed in one of the older museum buildings – a perfect backdrop as it is in fact an old factory building – re-erected at the site in the 1998. The main centrepiece is a production line of Centurion tanks, arguably the best tank Britain ever made.

Tiger Day at the Tank Museum May 2

tiger dayFor those that plan to be the in Bovington England area this spring, be sure to reserve your ticket for Tiger day at the Tank Museum.  This will be one of only two times this year that Tiger 131, the only operational Tiger I tank in existence, will be publicly run in the Museum’s outdoor arena.  According to the museum website, the Museum will open at 10.00am with a range of World War Two talks and tours taking place throughout the day, including the opportunity to get close to Tiger.  The Vehicle Conservation Centre will be open from 10am – 5pm allowing access to the main floor, this allows visitors unprecedented access to the museum’s extended collection of tanks and other military vehicles.

Video of Tiger Day 2014.