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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #120 on: August 29, 2018, 10:22:04 AM »
Ta! :smiley:

I like that one! 8)

It is a nice one, isn't it?  Wouldn't be too difficult to recreate in 1/72 or 1/35.  ;)

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #121 on: August 29, 2018, 10:33:58 AM »




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. 


Kind of Merkava-1-ish looking

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #122 on: August 29, 2018, 10:43:54 AM »
Has anyone acquired the HobbyBoss Oliphant?  Looking forward to seeing what that kit offers.  The squared off turret is intriguing and at first glance it made me think of a Leopard II turrent mated to a Centurion.
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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #123 on: August 30, 2018, 11:16:39 AM »
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The Multi-purpose Armored Platform or MAP heavy armored personnel carrier was developed by King Abdulah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB). It is a conversion of Tariq main battle tank (upgraded version of Centurion). Jordanian Armed Forces ordered four MAP heavy APCs for delivery in 2014. More of these vehicles are expected to be ordered in the future.

   The main mission of heavy armored personnel carriers is to support mechanized formations. On the battlefield these heavily armored vehicles move alongside main battle tanks. Such machines are less vulnerable to anti-tank fire than conventional APCs or IFVs. The MAP can be used to carry troops and ammunition. Alternatively it can be used as armored ambulance or command post vehicle.

   Jordanian Army has short of 300 Tariq tanks in storage. These tanks were obtained from United Kingdom. The Centurion was developed during the World War II. It entered service with the British Army in 1946. Despite all upgrades this tank is out dated and is no longer suitable for frontline service. Chassis of Jordanian Tariq tanks are being re-used for heavy armored personnel carriers and other armored vehicles.

   During conversion process the turret has been removed. Vehicle was widened by 45 cm. Front and rear hatches were added. Rear exit hatch resembles that of the Israeli Achzarit heavy armored personnel carrier. It is unusual feature of the armored vehicle to have a front hatch for dismounts.

   It is worth noting that in 2001 KADDB revealed a Temsah heavy APC. This vehicle is also based on Centurion tank. However Temsah had front and rear end of the Centurion swapped in order to create a troop compartment at the rear. So the vehicle was driving backwards comparing with original Centurion. It seems that Temsah is no longer marketed by the KADDB. In comparison the MAP has a standard layout of the Centurion with the engine compartment at the rear. It is an entirely new vehicle.

   The MAP is much better protected than M113 APC, currently used by Jordanian Armed Forces. The new Jordanian heavy APC has a low-profile hull. Hull sides are covered by massive side skirts. The MAP has level of protection similar to that of main battle tanks. Add-on passive or explosive reactive armor can be fitted.

   Vehicle is armed with remotely controlled station, fitted with 12.7-mm machine gun and Kornet-E anti-tank missile launcher. There is also a 7.62-mm machine gun on a different mount, operated by vehicle commander.

   The MAP has a crew of two and carries 11 fully-equipped troops. Troops enter and leave the vehicle via front or rear doors. Also there are roof hatches for observation, firing and emergency exit.

   This Jordanian heavy APC is powered by Continental AVDS-1790 supercharged diesel engine, developing 900 hp. The same engine was used on various US main battle tanks as well as Tariq MBT. Engine is mated to Allison automatic transmission. Maximum range on fuel is only 200 km.

   KADDB also developed variants of the MAP such as 120-mm mortar carrier and ammunition carrier.

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #124 on: September 23, 2018, 02:37:03 PM »
Bundeswehr Raketenjagdpanzer Centurion ?
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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #125 on: September 24, 2018, 08:57:39 AM »
Bundeswehr Raketenjagdpanzer Centurion ?

Or even just a Bundeswehr Centurion MBT
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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #126 on: September 24, 2018, 09:08:27 AM »
Bundeswehr Raketenjagdpanzer Centurion ?

Or even just a Bundeswehr Centurion MBT

Or Budweiser version.

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #127 on: September 24, 2018, 10:14:00 AM »
 ;D
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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #128 on: September 30, 2018, 05:16:46 PM »


Ordnance BL 6.5″ Mk. I Demolition Gun HESH round.  The round beside it is a 25 Pdr. Round.

The Ordnance BL 6.5″ Mk. I Demolition Gun became known as the 165mm Demolition gun, as mounted on the Centurion AVRE and the US M60 variant, the M728.

More details about the gun and it's development can be found here if you're interested.

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #129 on: October 01, 2018, 11:38:30 AM »
^ You sure? The 25 pdr was 88mm, call it 1/2 the diameter of the 165mm round?

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #130 on: October 01, 2018, 12:46:12 PM »
^ You sure? The 25 pdr was 88mm, call it 1/2 the diameter of the 165mm round?

No, I am not sure.  That though, is the caption on the photo, on the website linked to.