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Tango0129 Jan 2018 7:36 p.m. PST

…Preview

The Plastic Soldier Company announced new 15mm Centurion tanks

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Main page
theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk

Amicalement
Armand

28mm Fanatik29 Jan 2018 10:27 p.m. PST

I would love to see the Centurion as a cheaper second MBT choice for the Brits, like the M60 for the US and the Leo 1 for the West Germans.

Even the Soviets and East Germans have two choices each. BAOR only has one (albeit with two turret variants).

nickinsomerset29 Jan 2018 10:40 p.m. PST

But the Centurion was out of service s an MBT in the early 70s so a stretch even for TY!

Always go for the Danes,

Tally Ho!

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 1:41 a.m. PST

Does look a strange choice. Unless of course as Nick suggested your doing a Danish force or even the Arab Israeli wars.

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 7:07 a.m. PST

what about the avre, art op, bridgelayer ect?
they were in ty time

Vigilant30 Jan 2018 7:32 a.m. PST

Australian in Vietnam. Would need a different rear deck for the Israeli version or the South African Oliphant which were still in service in the late 80s.

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 8:40 a.m. PST

Good for 67-73 Israelis, as they have the 105mm option.

Now, how about making it in 20mm/1/72?

bruntonboy30 Jan 2018 9:16 a.m. PST

Strange choice? In service for 30 years and the most combat proven post war British tank? Even in a setting of the mid 1980's you could see them in Danish or Swedish service. It's an inspired choice IMHO.

Tango0130 Jan 2018 10:09 a.m. PST

Glad you like them boys!. (smile)

Amicalement
Armand

nickinsomerset30 Jan 2018 10:27 a.m. PST

Yes Brutonboy, if you read that is what we said. The strange choice alluded to them as a 2nd choice for the British, when very few gun tanks by the end of the 70s were RA OP vehicles,

Tally Ho!

Timbo W30 Jan 2018 11:29 a.m. PST

Apparently the UK still had 600 or so stored in sheds up until the end of the Cold War

bruntonboy30 Jan 2018 11:33 p.m. PST

It wasn't clear that was your meaning, but fair point.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2018 3:35 a.m. PST

I think it all boils down to its not what we expected bearing in mind the multitude of other tanks and AFVs that could have be chosen. But they will be very useful to some and a welcome addition. Whether or not they will sell enough in plastic to recoup their costs is another matter.

Col Piron01 Feb 2018 9:21 a.m. PST

Some Dutch brigades still had Centurions in the 1980's

28mm Fanatik01 Feb 2018 11:53 a.m. PST

But the Centurion was out of service as an MBT in the early 70s so a stretch even for TY!

Perhaps PSC should have went with the Chally 1?

Panfilov01 Feb 2018 2:55 p.m. PST

1967 and 1973 Mideast?

Korea

Weird War 1946?

Domestic Nostalgia?

nickinsomerset01 Feb 2018 10:27 p.m. PST

Perhaps PSC should have went with the Chally 1?

A more logical choice as BAOR was equipped with both during the mid-late 80s.

Tally Ho!

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 3:29 a.m. PST

I agree with the Challenger 1 as it could be used in Cold War scenarios and Cold War seems to be flavour of the month at the moment. So potentially it could be a good seller.

Beaumap12 Feb 2018 10:53 a.m. PST

This is premature. I see no Centurion in the British Modern section of the PSC site. Neither is there a release date or even a master. Anyway, this is a projected metal/resin model by Armies Army (who they have just bought), not a plastic kit produced by PSC.

LDC27112 Feb 2018 3:43 p.m. PST

@nickinsomerset
PSC will probably announce a plastic Chally 1&2 box set if BF announce theirs in resin. :-)

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