‘When I made special effects for film, we built unusual props, but never anything like this.’ says Stuart Murdoh
The Challenger II tank was created from 5,016 egg boxes, 26 litres (5.7 gallons) of glue, more than 10,000 nails and 5,000 staples.
A team of four, headed by former film special effects maker Stuart Murdoch, took 512 hours to finish the 10m (34ft)-long sculpture.
It was created to celebrate March Fourth, an annual egg-and-spoon race run by Eggs For Soldiers in aid of Help For Heroes.
Mr Murdoch, 57, said: ‘The biggest challenge was getting it through the double doors of the Imperial War Museum in one piece for the photo shoot.