Friday, October 24, 2014
Moving a chieftan tank through the streets of Newcastle
A chieftan tank has been parked outside the Vickers tank factory in Scotswood, Newcastle for years but Vickers recently wanted rid of it. They offered it to Tyne and Wear Museums (I am a member of the the Museums and Archives Committee) and we agreed to accept it and relocate it to the car park of the Discovery Museum. Some people impress the neighbours with an expensive, flash car on the drive. We now have a chieftan tank though sadly without an engine (or ammunition!) The move took place on Wednesday and it involved lifting the tank onto a gigantic lorry. Shuffling it into the Discovery car park was something to be experienced.
Anyway, this is the video I shot on the day of the move. Enjoy.