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Bovington, FV 4004 Conway or FV 4005?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:25 pm
Post subject: Bovington, FV 4004 Conway or FV 4005?

During my visit last year, I saw this tank outside the Museum:


Conway by Massimo Foti, on Flickr

Inside the Museum there is a scale model of it, labeled as "Conway". I asked the Museum's crew about it, at first they were unable to identify it, but they called somebody else and told me it's a "Conway".

To be sincere, the turret looks too big compared to the standard Centurion tank, just to hold a 120mm gun. Especially if you compare it to a Conqueror.

Then I saw Trevor's page here:
preservedtanks.com/Pro...p;Select=4

The FV 4005 used a a 183 mm gun. Based on Trevor's source and the fact that the gun looks bigger than a 120mm, I am almost sure Trevor got it right. Do we have additional info?

Looking online I've fund this:
arcaneafvs.com/conway.html

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:05 pm
Post subject: Re: Bovington, FV 4004 Conway or FV 4005?

Yes its the Fv4005 Series 2 (Series 1 had the open mount)

Easiest way to distinguish it from the Conway is that the Conway has a cast mantlet.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:07 pm
Post subject: Re: Bovington, FV 4004 Conway or FV 4005?

Yes, Bovington has a Conway too, but it's currently in storage:

Unique ID 2040: Bovington Conway

Bovington has changed its database records again, so the links on their profile pages no longer work. I'm in the process of creating a system that will get around this - for now you can access them here:

FV4005 Turret Record: preservedtanks.com/Red...?Record=13
Conway Record: preservedtanks.com/Red...Record=163

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:11 pm
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That's clarify everything, thanks Trevor

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:18 pm
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Just fixed a typo in the links I posted.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:32 pm
Post subject: Re: Bovington, FV 4004 Conway or FV 4005?

Here's a picture of Conway to compare with the top picture above, from when it was on public display in 1982 (and a check of the new forum photo link change):

[img]http://PreservedTanks.com/Albums/British/3486-FV4004 Conway/Scan_Conway2_Bov82_TLarkum_c.jpg[/img]

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