Author Topic: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 29850 times)

Offline Volkodav

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #105 on: October 14, 2016, 02:57:32 PM »
Centurion Infantry Support Tank armed with the 25pdr/95mm Howitzer

I will happily stand corrected but I believe the L9 165mm demolition gun on the Centurion AVRE was originally designed as the Close Support counterpart to the 20pdr tank gun, pretty much as the 3" served on the CS versions of 2pdr tanks and the 95mm on CS versions of 6pdr and 75mm tanks.

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #106 on: October 15, 2016, 03:14:46 AM »
Don't forget the FV3802 which was was a Self-propelled 25-pdr artillery prototype based on the Centurion—engine at the rear as in the gun tank, but only five road wheels per side. The gun was fitted in a barbette with 45° traverse to each side.

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #107 on: October 23, 2016, 04:04:39 AM »
Random Idea:  Centurion tank with turret from AMX-13
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Offline Rickshaw

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #108 on: December 14, 2017, 03:55:46 PM »
Apparently the Swiss developed their Centurions into a series of turret bunkers.  Which allowed them to more easily defend the approaches to their country.

This included a specialised version intended to emplace the turrets in the bunker.  Apparently it had suspension which could be lowered to allow it to pass through road tunnels more easily.


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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #109 on: January 29, 2018, 03:28:48 AM »
Apparently the Swiss developed their Centurions into a series of turret bunkers.  Which allowed them to more easily defend the approaches to their country.

This included a specialised version intended to emplace the turrets in the bunker.  Apparently it had suspension which could be lowered to allow it to pass through road tunnels more easily.




Wow, how interesting  Rickshaw - so please correct me if I'm wrong, but the crane is there to lift and self-deploy the Centurion's turret into a fortification?

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Offline Rickshaw

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #110 on: January 29, 2018, 03:21:33 PM »
Basically, yes.  Once emplaced the turret was then built into the fortifications more fully.

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #111 on: January 30, 2018, 01:59:46 AM »
Kind of like the Heuschrecke 10:


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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #112 on: January 30, 2018, 06:51:12 AM »
Well, I learned something new today! Thanks!

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #113 on: July 13, 2018, 11:45:11 PM »
Videogame illustration of a what-if Centurion Marksman:
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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #114 on: August 26, 2018, 09:17:21 PM »
Heavy APC based on the Centurion ?
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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #115 on: August 26, 2018, 11:26:21 PM »
Heavy APC based on the Centurion ?

My wife's Dad was in the REME, and for a while was attached to the recovery team. He told me he used to drive a recovery Centurion.

Offline Rickshaw

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #116 on: August 27, 2018, 01:31:28 PM »
Heavy APC based on the Centurion ?


The Jordanians developed perhaps the best heavy APC MBT converion the Temsah ("Crocodile") vehicle:









Basically they turned the Centurion around.  The rear became the front, with the engine and a new superstructure was emplaced over the fighting compartment and a new Glacis was placed over the engine compartment.  The old Glacis had a hatch cut into it and it has a ramp emplaced there.  This overcomes the many problems the Israelis discovered when they converted T-55 hulls to the Achzarit heavy APC.   The Jordanian method ensures that the vehicle has heavier protection conferred by the Engine and transmission while making sure the infantry don't have to get over the rear drive shaft to exit the vehicle.
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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #117 on: August 27, 2018, 06:08:06 PM »
Sorry, mate, 3 of the images don't show - just image icons with red crosses through them. :icon_crap:
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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #118 on: August 27, 2018, 07:49:13 PM »
Fixed now.  Found a better source for the images.

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #119 on: August 28, 2018, 04:29:36 PM »
Ta! :smiley:

I like that one! 8)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."