Surviving Cruiser Tanks - Flames Of War

Surviving Cruiser Tanks - Flames Of War

Surviving Cruiser Tanks Last update : 24 January 2017 Listed here are the British cruiser tanks that still exist today. “Megashorts”, November 2008 ...

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Surviving Cruiser Tanks Last update : 24 January 2017

Listed here are the British cruiser tanks that still exist today.

“Megashorts”, November 2008 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/megashorts/3030259954/in/set-72157609057315170/

Cruiser Tank Mk I (A9) – Bovington Tank Museum (UK)

“Chaitanya”, March 2009 - http://picasaweb.google.com/chaitanya.vedak/20090315PuneNagarOneDayTrip#5313670271230879970

Cruiser Tank Mk I (A9) – Armoured Corps Museum, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra (India)

“Megashorts”, November 2008 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/megashorts/3031546061/in/set-72157609057315170/

Cruiser Tank Mk IIA Close Support (A10 Mk IA CS) – Bovington Tank Museum (UK)

https://www.facebook.com/cruisermk2/photos/pcb.305770859819703/305770596486396/?type=3&theater

Cruiser Tank Mk II (A10) restoration project – Private collection (UK) These A10 remains were recovered by Bob Fleming and his team for the Budge Collection from the Pirbright fire range in UK, at the same time than Jagdpanther and StuG III remains. It then went to Kevin Wheatcroft (Bob Fleming)

“Megashorts”, November 2008 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/megashorts/3411755401/in/set-72157609057315170/

Cruiser Tank Mk III* (A13) – Bovington Tank Museum (UK) The armor was upgraded on this tank

“Megashorts”, November 2008 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/megashorts/3030135310/in/set-72157609057315170/

Covenanter (A13 Mk III) – Bovington Tank Museum (UK) This tank was given to the museum by Lord Ashcombe, after being discovered on his Surrey estate in 1983, where it had lain buried for many years. Restoration was completed in 1985 (info. from the museum)

“Bukvoed”, January 2007 - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Puckapunyal-Covenanter-Bridgelayer-1.jpg

Covenanter Bridgelayer – Royal Australian Armoured Corps Tank Museum Puckapunyal, VIC (Australia)

“TMA 0”, June 2009 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157619895388361/?page=3

Covenanter Bridgelayer – Royal New South Wales Lancers Lancer Barracks and Museum, Parramatta (Australia)

“DT25”, June 2009 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3629655951/in/photostream/

http://www.marinet.org.uk/mad/coastalerosion6.jpg

Two Covenanter (A13 Mk III) hull remains – Titchwell Beach, Norfolk (UK)

Neil Burridge, March 2012

Covenanter (A13 Mk III) wrecked hull – Fire range, West End, Surrey (UK)

“emdjt42”, August 2009 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/emdjt42/3781428502/

Crusader I (A15) – National Railway Museum's Locomotion Annexe Shildon, County Durham (UK) This tank was part of the Museum of Army Transport, Beverley (UK) before the museum closed (“Graeme”)

“yewenyi”, April 2006 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/yewenyi/126866830/in/set-72157594483660957/

Crusader I (A15) – Royal Australian Armoured Corps Tank Museum Puckapunyal, VIC (Australia)

Martin Claydon, August 2002 - http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mclaydon/landmain.htm

Crusader II (A15) – Imperial War Museum, Duxford (UK)

http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/645bde00420a9a8ca324af1c2eddf908/SA-hands-over-Crusader-tank-to-Jordan-20130212

Crusader II (A15) – Royal Jordanian Tank Museum (Jordan) This tank was donated by the School of Armour Museum, Tempe, Bloemfontein in December, 2013

‘’ZS-Van” - http://www.themodelhangar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4617&page=2

Crusader II (A15) – National Museum of Military History Johannesburg (Republic of South Africa)

FJR Louw, February 2011

Crusader II (A15) – Light Horse Regiment, Kelvin, Johannesburg (Rep. of South Africa) The barrel is a fake one

FJR Louw, January 2011

Crusader II (A15) – Moth Hall, Florida (Dardanelles), Johannesburg (South Africa)

Image from Google Streetview

Crusader II (A15) – Moth Hall, Brenthurst, Johannesburg (Republic of South Africa)

FJR Louw, January 2011

Crusader II (A15) – Moth Hall, Roodepoort (Chilly Trench), Johannesburg (South Africa)

http://www.69dude.co.uk/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=1406

Crusader II (A15) – Dam Snake Park, Hartebeespoort, North West prov. (South Africa)

FJR Louw, January 2011

Crusader II (A15) – Cosy Corner Shellhole, Brakpan, Gauteng province (South Africa)

http://www.allatsea.co.za/mygallery/military/warriors02.jpg

Crusader II (A15) – Warrior Shellhole, Muldersdrift, Gauteng province (South Africa)

http://www.69dude.co.uk/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=161&g2_page=5

Crusader II (A15) – Group 15 HQ, Thaba Tswane, Pretoria, Gauteng prov. (South Africa)

Gavin Spowart, June 2008

Crusader II (A15) – Pretoria Regiment base (on Magasyn Road), Salvokop Pretoria, Gauteng province (Republic of South Africa)

Charlie Hugo, 2004 - http://wildaviation.co.za/gallery2/main.php/milmuseums/Bloem-Armour-Museum/WWII/Crusader/?g2_page=3

Crusader II (A15) – School of Armour Museum, Tempe Bloemfontein, Free State province (Republic of South Africa)

Charlie Hugo, 2006 - http://wildaviation.co.za/gallery2/main.php/milmuseums/Bloem-Armour-Museum/WWII/Crusader/

Crusader II (A15) – School of Armour Museum, Tempe Bloemfontein, Free State province (Republic of South Africa)

Dean Wingrin - http://www.saairforce.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8504

Crusader II (A15) – Special Services Battalion Museum, Tempe Bloemfontein, Free State province (Rep. of South Africa)

http://www.sandstone-estates.com/classic_military_vehicles/Crusader_Tank/Crusader_Tank_Successfully_Relocated.pdf

Crusader II (A15) – Stored at Hogsville, Free State province (Republic of South Africa) This Crusader was donated by the Olifantsfontein Tiger Moth Club, which is no longer able to keep it. Before going to a restoration facility, the tank is temporarily stored at Hogsville, RSA (Sandstone Heritage Trust)

Chris Hughes, November 2009 - http://www.toadmanstankpictures.com/crusader_mkii.htm

Crusader II (A15) – Currently stored in California (USA) This vehicle was part of Jacques Littlefield Collection in California. The entire Littlefield collection was donated to the Collings Foundation, and only 80 of the 240 vehicles of the collection will be displayed in a new museum, which will be built in Massachussetts. The other ones will be sold in an auction in August 2014

”Megashorts”, May 2009 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/megashorts/3509787673/in/set-72157609057315170/

Crusader III (A15) – Bovington Tank Museum (UK)

Ken Meegan, November 2012 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/namcys11/8253718545/in/set-72157627361694065

Crusader III (A15) – El-Alamein War Museum (Egypt)

Neil Baumgardner, September 2009 - http://www.com-central.net/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=11960

Crusader III (A15) – Fort Lee U.S. Army Ordnance Museum, VA (USA) This tank was obtained from the British War Office for test at APG and retained in museum, 1943-1944 (Tank Data, 11). This tank was part of the first batch of 60 items that were transferred from Aberdeen Proving Ground MD, to Fort Lee VA. It is currently stored and is not publicly visible

Unknown source, photo provided by Rafał Białęcki

Crusader I or II (A15) wreck – Unknown location (Iraq) The tank shown is an early example of the same initial batch of Crusaders that included the Australian Crusader in that, although the front was rebuilt with a full Mk II up-armouring, including the section that protects the front of the fighting compartment around the turret ring. It still was refitted with the original Cyclops style head lamp meaning it had to come from the batch T15546 - T15745. Most probably a rebuild of an early vehicle used in training and sent out to Iraq possibly as part of the re-equipping of the Royal Iraq Army prior to the British leaving -significantly A13 Covenanters made up the recce component of HQ when the British style Army Tank Brigade was mooted in 1940-41, 1CATB had Covenanters so possibly a re-imposition of the original Army Tank Brigade concept. As to the tank the stand off style of some of the additional plates (Steve Osfield)

Marc Romanych, 2016

Marc Romanych

Marc Romanych

Marc Romanych

1 Crusader (A15) wreck and 3 Crusader hulls Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge, Laurel, MD (USA)

”181010”, April 2008 - http://good-times.webshots.com/album/563147942kYwHhd?start=60

Crusader III AA Mk III (A15) – Musée des Blindés, Saumur (France)

Pierre-Olivier Buan, August 2008 - http://news.webshots.com/album/566321611vZcJYT?start=36

Crusader II Gun Tractor Mk.I – National War and Resistance Museum Overloon (Netherlands)

Pierre-Olivier Buan, June 2014 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14572286062/in/set-72157645512102875

Covenanter (A13 Mk III) pilot model (very early/experimental) turret Bovington Tank Museum (UK)

Pierre-Olivier Buan, June 2014 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14571348804/in/set-72157645512102875/

Crusader (A15) turret – Bovington Tank Museum (UK)

Walter Schwabe, March 2011

Crusader (A15) turret – Staman International Trading, Nijverdal (Netherlands) This turret was modified, most probably in order to serve as an MG position on a bunker

Neil Baumgardner, June 2006 - http://www.com-central.net/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4092&start=30

Crusader III AA Mk III turret – Bovington Tank Museum (UK)

I’m looking for photos of those tanks : Crusader (A15) : – Imperial Light Horse Regiment, Kelvin, Johannesburg (South Africa) – Technical Base Complexor or TEK Base Centurion, Pretoria (South Africa) – Moth Hall, Boksburg (South Africa) – OFS Command, Tempe, Bloemfontein (South Africa) – Lord Allenby Shellhole, Estcourt (South Africa) – Training Branch, Army Battle School, Lohatla (South Africa) – Moth Hall, Middelburg, Mpumalanga Province (South Africa) – Military Base, Potchefstroom, North West Province (South Africa)

any tank that I forgot….

This document is a compilation of photos published on the web. I would like to thank especially Rafał Białęcki, who deserved the most of the job on this document, and also the people who took these photos and put them on their websites, or sent them to me, and those who helped me doing these lists (particularly people of the AFV News Discussion Board). For any question, you can email me at [email protected] Main page : http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Panzers.html