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Bovington Turret

The FV4005 Stage II gun turret for British 183-mm tank destroyer was located near the Bovington Tank Museum parking lot for a long time, and then it was installed on the Centurion Mk.8 chassis. In this form the gun mount is currently located at the eastern entrance to the famous British Tank Museum.

​The Canadian tank Grizzly I and one of the museum buildings can be seen in the background - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
The Canadian tank Grizzly I and one of the museum buildings can be seen in the background
​The vehicle was not repainted for a long time, and the English climate is quite aggressive towards tanks - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
The vehicle was not repainted for a long time, and the English climate is quite aggressive towards tanks
​Only the turret with the gun remained from the FV4005 Stage II, so the photo review is dedicated to it - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
Only the turret with the gun remained from the FV4005 Stage II, so the photo review is dedicated to it
​From the side, the FV4005 Stage II is impressive. Almost like KV-2, but with a much longer gun - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
From the side, the FV4005 Stage II is impressive. Almost like KV-2, but with a much longer gun
​Since the thickness of the turret armor was only 14 mm, its sides were reinforced with stiffening ribs - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
Since the thickness of the turret armor was only 14 mm, its sides were reinforced with stiffening ribs
​The door is at the height of the turret. Minimalistic English design… - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
The door is at the height of the turret. Minimalistic English design…
​The rear of the original FV4005 Stage II hull contained the opener that was lowered before firing - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
The rear of the original FV4005 Stage II hull contained the opener that was lowered before firing
​Thanks to the massive aft niche where the ammunition was housed, the FV4005 Stage II turret was relatively balanced - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
Thanks to the massive aft niche where the ammunition was housed, the FV4005 Stage II turret was relatively balanced
​The huge tower gives the SPG a more than impressive appearance - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
The huge tower gives the SPG a more than impressive appearance
​The gigantic weapon looks even more impressive - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
The gigantic weapon looks even more impressive
​This is the place for an ejector - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
This is the place for an ejector
​The gun mantlet is simple and unpretentious - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
The gun mantlet is simple and unpretentious
​Lifting rings are welded to the sides of the turret and to the gun mantlet - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
Lifting rings are welded to the sides of the turret and to the gun mantlet
​Sight mount - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
Sight mount
​The mount of the mantlet was bolted to the tower - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
The mount of the mantlet was bolted to the tower
​The tower from the left side … - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
The tower from the left side …
​… and from the right side - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
… and from the right side
​There were hatches on the roof of the turret, but with such door they were hardly often used - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
There were hatches on the roof of the turret, but with such door they were hardly often used
​The decades that the tower spent on the ground have not passed without a trace - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
The decades that the tower spent on the ground have not passed without a trace
​There is a powerful reinforcement along the base of the tower - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
There is a powerful reinforcement along the base of the tower
​The floor of the tower in the fighting compartment is perforated. Even a stray enemy soldier with a pistol can cause some trouble - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
The floor of the tower in the fighting compartment is perforated. Even a stray enemy soldier with a pistol can cause some trouble
​Even in the completed form the interior of the tower was clearly not rich. The big ledge on the cannon is the rammer - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
Even in the completed form the interior of the tower was clearly not rich. The big ledge on the cannon is the rammer
​The breech of the 183 mm L4 anti-tank gun in all its glory - Bovington Turret | Warspot.net
The breech of the 183 mm L4 anti-tank gun in all its glory

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