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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2011, 02:10:58 AM »
I did profiles of the Cent back in the day, including SPAAG & SPG variants.

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Any chance of you reposting them John?
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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2011, 07:42:35 AM »
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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2011, 10:32:49 AM »
Fantastic!  Except now I might need to get a centurion kit...or a few... >:(
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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2011, 10:59:03 AM »
Happy to be of service  :D

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2012, 08:35:19 AM »


This intellectual exercise (including that mental note wearing the "bare" TTD turret) satisfies my desire to do a "Leopard-2-look-alike"......

Unfortunately this one seems to have a shot trap between the glacis and the lower portion of the arrow-head addon module.  :icon_crap:
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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2012, 08:47:26 PM »
That bass-ackwards SPG is very credible - India did something similar with their Vickers Mk.1 MBT chassis and Russian 130mm M-46 guns:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-46_Catapult

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2012, 10:06:36 PM »
The vehicle in question was an actual proposal, the FV 3805 (http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=12901.0) as wass the Conway below it and the Malkara launcher below that.

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2012, 06:30:41 AM »
... my desire to do a "Leopard-2-look-alike"...

Something similar to dy's idea that I'd done as a take on Litvak's AltCan scenario. This version is meant to be an upgraded (EMES-18 Fire Control System) and uparmoured 'ops' version for the Balkans.

The original Super Centurion lacked the slat armour and used the EMES-15 FCS (I'll mount the image if anyone is interested).

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2012, 06:36:14 AM »
Another spin on Litvak's AltCan concept was my SPAAG Centurion, the Artemis AAT.

The Artemis used the turret and guns from the French AMX 13/AMX 30 DCA. In Canadian service, the Artemis replaced the Ares AAT (an ex-Achilles CP with CDP tracks and twin 40mm Bofors in a Duster turret).

BTW: I went with the French turret to distinguish mine from Graeme Davidsons's amazing build of a twin Bofors Centurion SPAAG. See the build thread here: http://www.network54.com/Forum/169232/thread/1292811637/Centurion+Twin+Forty+SPAAG
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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2012, 08:16:19 AM »
Something similar to dy's idea that I'd done as a take on Litvak's AltCan scenario.

I like Leopard 2A5's beefy turret, but yours is great.  :)
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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2012, 09:23:28 AM »
 I suspect Green Mace might have strained the chassis a bit too much, but what about a Bloodhound ( or two, something like the
 mobile SA-4. ) with an accompanying radar vehicle?

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2012, 10:50:24 AM »
I like Leopard 2A5's beefy turret, but yours is great.  :)

Thanks dy'. I do too but my Super Centurion was supposed to predate the 2A5.
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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2012, 05:08:57 AM »
My favourite Centurion - the original Mark 1 fitted with a 17 pdr main armament and 20 mm Polsten cannon:

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2012, 06:08:02 AM »
I'd not seen that arrangement before --- interesting

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Re: Centurion Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2012, 07:54:19 AM »
It really is a shame the Centurion did not come into service in the later part of 1944. That tank would have been a shock to the 3rd Riech forces. :o
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