Help support TMP


"British Centurion Mk.5 Review" Topic


1 Post

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Modern Product Reviews Message Board

Back to the Cold War (1946-1989) Message Board


Areas of Interest

Modern

Featured Hobby News Article


Top-Rated Ruleset

Team Yankee


Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 


Featured Showcase Article

1:300 Zelda APCs

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian adds APCs to his Israeli forces.


Featured Workbench Article

Magnets & AK47

How to use my 15mm figures for one ruleset without gluing them down to a set base size?


Featured Profile Article

ISIS in the Year 2066

What if you want to game something too controversial or distasteful to put on the tabletop?


356 hits since 8 Jul 2020
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse08 Jul 2020 10:03 p.m. PST

"The Centurion was designed during World War II to provide a tank that could do the work of both the Infantry and Cruiser tank classes. It was designed to have firepower and protection that would allow it to survive with the latest German types of tanks and self-propelled guns seen during the war. The first Centurions entered service too late to see action in World War II. Initially, they were equipped the 17-pdr (76.2-mm) cannon which was one of the best tank guns used by the Western Allies during the war. By the time Centurions saw combat in 1950 during the Korean War, they had been up-gunned to the more powerful 20-pdr (83.4-mm) cannon. This remained the standard gun on Centurions until the early 1960s when they were up-gunned with the 105-mm L7 cannon.

The four-man crew of the Centurion was well-protected with armour up to 6-inches (152-mm) thick. Stowage bins mounted on the turret sides provided standoff protection from HEAT rounds while skirts along the suspension helped protect against anti-tank rockets. Various upgrades throughout the years allowed the Centurion to stay in service with many countries well into the 1980s…"

picture

picture

picture

picture

picture

picture

picture


More here
link


Amicalement
Armand

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.