Help NTM Rescue The Challenger 1 Prototype

The Norfolk tank museum would like the fantastic opportunity to buy a challenger 1 prototype.

This historically important vehicle was the first challenger prototype built, and used as a test bed during the development of challenger. Once the MOD had finished all relevant testing it was used as a static target on live firing ranges. Luckily no major damage was sustained, it has since been rescued by a military dealer where it’s currently up for sale.

We would like your help to enable us to purchase this challenger prototype.

We have an amazing team of volunteers, as well as younger volunteers working to towards their youth achievement award (duke of Edinburgh). we have the expertise and knowledge, to carry out the full nut and bolt restoration it needs and deserves back to full operational working order not just a static display.
Once fully restored the challenger would take up centre stage in our main battle tank display with centurion and chieftain either side creating a unique display fitting in perfectly with our other prototype and special vehicles.

Our top 20 highest donators will be invited to a VIP private unveiling when restores inside and out access with  guided tour of the museum with our Curator.

The next 150 top donators with the highest 20 will be invited to a “challenger day” arena displays and tank talks with our curator.

5 at random will be selected for both!

The Norfolk Tank Museum is an independent museum housing a collection of military vehicles, weapons and militaria including Deborah 2 the replica Mk IV as seen on Channel 4’s documentary ‘Guy Martin’s WWI Tank’.
We also have a unique collection of Centurion tanks: an AVRE, MK 13 Gun Tank and an ARV hat can be seen in action along with other vehicles on our purpose-built course at Amourfest Also on display, with full public access, are a Chieftain Main Battle Tank,
Deborah 2 the WW1 MK IV and a Saladin Armoured Scout Car, you can climb inside and experience the confirmed space  and atmosphere of the crew turret. We have many other vehicles, uniforms and small arms on display.  The Norfolk Tank Museum offers a unique, ‘hands-on’  experience, giving you the opportunity, wherever possible, to have access to and to handle our exhibits. 

  • alan mcrae 
    • £20 
    • 2 mos
  • Ian Goodenough 
    • £50 
    • 9 mos
  • James Burt 
    • £20 
    • 14 mos
  • Mark Greenwood 
    • £10 
    • 18 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £10 
    • 19 mos
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Norfolk Tank Museum 
Forncett Saint Peter, East of England, United Kingdom
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