Matilda Diaries Part I

From the Tank Museum at Bovington comes this video about the restoration of their Matilda 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 #5 Lanchester Armored Car

The Tank Museum has released the fifth video in their series of “Tank Chat” videos featuring tank expert David Fletcher.  This episode features the Lanchester Armored Car.

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.

David Fletcher’s Tankchats #2: The Carden Loyd Carrier

The Tank Museum has released a second video in it’s series of “tankchat” video clips with tank historian David Fletcher.  This episode focuses on the Carden Loyd Carrier.

To give an idea of how small the Carden Loyd Carrier was, [Read more…]

David Fletcher’s Tank Chats No.1: The A13 Cruiser

The Tank Museum has released a new video featuring tank expert and historian David Fletcher in the first of a series of “Tank Chats.”  This first episode takes a look at the A13 Cruiser tank.

Description from the youtube page: The A13 was the first British tank to have Christie Suspension. With a top speed of 40 miles per hour, it was much faster than the German Panzers, and had one of the best guns of its time. Despite this, many were lost in the battle for France in 1940. They fared better in the desert when their speed enabled them to cut off and defeat a huge Italian Army at Beda Fomm in Libya.