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.