History of the Centurion tank. The
Centurion tank used by the British and Australian armies in military art
prints. Centurion tanks of the 1st Armoured Regiment, Royal Australian
Armoured Corps during the Vietnam War and British Centurion tanks during
the Korean War.
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The Chestnut Troop by Terence Cuneo.
Showing the troop on exercise in Germany, October 1964, showing a Ferret scout car and forward observer Centurian Tank and one of the six 155mm Howitzer of the battery.
Diggers in Nam, Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, 5th - 7th June 1971 by David Pentland.
Centurion Mk 5/1 of C squadron 1st Armoured Regiment, Royal Australian Armoured Corps, scrub bashing during Operation Overlord. This proved to be one of the most successful of tank/ infantry co-operations when the tanks of C Squadron gave decisive fire support to infantry of 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment and APCs of 3rd Cavalry Regiment against a strongly entrenched NVA battalion north of the province.
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Artist : Chris Collingwood
Battle of the Hook, Korea by David Rowlands.
During the static phase of the Korean War, tanks were emplaced in hull-down positions among the entrenched infantry companies on commanding hilltops, from where the accurate, direct fire of their 20-pounder guns dominated the surrounding terrain. They were also armed with co-axial Besa machine-guns. The tanks were protected from shellfire by sandbags and earth-filled ammunition containers. Along with the crew's 'hutchie', ammunition bunkers were dug in beside the tanks. By night, both sides patrolled aggressively in no-man's-land up to the opposing lines. Massed enemy infantry attacks occurred at night, and the supporting fire of tanks was an important adjunct to Divisional artillery. In May 1953 the Chinese mounted a fierce attack against the position known as the Hook. Throughout the action, the Centurions engaged the enemy and inflicted heavy losses. In the eerie light of parachute flares, soldiers of 1st Battalion the Duke of Wellington's Regiment manned the .........