Most Curator’s don’t own Armoured Cars… David Willey, Tank Museum Curator, has owned his Daimler Dingo Scout Car for over 20 years. Find out how he came to own and what he uses it for. As part of the 75th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden, David will be driving his Dingo in a 200 vehicle convoy retracing the route. Keep an eye out for coverage of the route on The Tank Museum Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/tankmuseum
Operation Market Garden
In this episode the Workshop Team prepare Museum vehicles to go to The Netherlands for a 60 mile route to mark the 75th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden, the WW2 operation dramatised in ‘A Bridge Too Far’. Series Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…
By the Tank Museum Bovington
For TANKFEST 2019, The Tank Museum was extremely lucky to be able to display the Leopard PRTL courtesy of The Historic Collection of the Royal Netherlands Army, in cooperation with the National Military Museum of the Netherlands.
David Willey explores how the self-propelled anti-aircraft system, based on a Leopard 1 tank, works and operates, alongside some footage of the PRTL in action.
Described by David Fletcher as the worst tank at The Tank Museum! Find out how the WW2 Valiant tank failed in quite so many areas.
The History Guy came to The Tank Museum to choose his Top 5 Tanks. Let us know what you think in the comments.
East vs. West Cold War Warriors
As East and West prepared for war, nations prepared by building bigger and better tanks than their adversaries.
This display of Cold War Warriors from TANKFEST 2019 features the T72, Leopard PRTL, Chieftain, Leopard 1, M103, Challenger 1 and the M60, with commentary by Curator David Willey.
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David Willey, The Tank Museum Curator, discusses the development and deployment of the UK’s Main Battle Tank from 1983 – 2001, the Challenger 1. Please visit The Tank Museum website. Enjoy.
Curator David Willey talks through the aptly-named Goliath, a WW2 German tracked mine. Enjoy.
Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Rob Bell
Rob Bell, TV Presenter and Engineer, presents The Institution of Mechanical Engineering’s Top 5 Tanks at The Tank Museum, looking at what makes a tank an engineering success.
Another in the series from the Bovington tank Museum. Enjoy.
The Tank Museum has the only surviving example of the Second World War prototype tank, the A43 Black Prince.
The designers of the Churchill tank were commissioned to build a tank which could hold the larger 17 pounder gun. The Centurion was chosen to go in to production instead of the Black Prince, due to its superior engine and armour.