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Centurion Tank - Centurion Mk 3 Main Battle Tank

From the Collection of National Vietnam Veterans Museum 25 Veterans Drive Newhaven Victoria

Description
This tank carried a crew of four - a Commander, Gunner, Loader and driver. It was powered by a Rolls Royce V12 Meteor petrol engine and it had a top speed of about 34 kph. It had a 5 speed crash box transmission and drum brakes. There was a twenty pounder main gun and two machine guns.
Size
Length - 7.6m: Width - 3.38m; Height - 3.1m
Object Registration
7
Keywords
army tanks, military equipment
Historical information
This tank has been fitted with items that were used in Vietnam as well as the items carried by crews for their own comfort. These items cover the four tours by Centurion MBT in Vietnam - C Sqn, B Sqn, A Sqn & C Sqn, who served two tours. Most tanks also carried several stretches, mainly for use of the infantry.
When Made
1948 approximately
Made By
Department of Tank Design (Manufacturers of military equipment)
Inscriptions & Markings
169016 (Army Registration Number)
24A
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM