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1951 Vickers-Armstrong Centurion

1951 Vickers-Armstrong Centurion in They Stand Ready, Short Movie, 1955 IMDB

Class: Others, Military armored vehicle — Model origin: UK

1951 Vickers-Armstrong Centurion

Position 00:10:00 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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dsl SX

2017-01-25 01:46

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[Image: 10-00tanka.jpg] [Image: 10-00tankb.jpg]

[Image: 10-00tankc.jpg]

These should all be the same one - if not they're playing games with the editing.

Sunbar UK

2017-01-25 13:28

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1951-52 registration (40BA75-59BA99) I believe.

Centurion, without any certain identification?

Some were allocated specifically for training purposes?

dsl SX

2017-01-25 20:07

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More merged sightings during English training sequences:

- 10-54
[Image: 10-54tank.jpg] [Image: 10-54tanka.jpg]

[Image: 10-54tankb.jpg]

- 11-14
[Image: 11-14tank.jpg] [Image: 11-14tanka.jpg]

[Image: 11-14tankb.jpg] [Image: 11-14tankc.jpg]

mike962 DE

2017-01-25 20:21

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DSL you know the Centurion is credited for the survival of Israel ??? because it had one major advantage over the soviet tanks

this pic shows why, it could lower the gun very low which alowed it to stay covered behind some desert dunes and fire while the tank could stay protected behind the sand


the soviet tanks did not have as low gun elevation

[Image: 220px-israeli_tank_battles_egyptian_forces_in_the_sinai_desert_-_flickr_-_israel_defense_forces.jpg]


and israeli designation was "Sho't"

-- Last edit: 2017-01-25 20:26:48

dsl SX

2017-01-25 20:27

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So UK tank design wasn't always crap???

mike962 DE

2017-01-25 20:31

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UK tank design finally got their shit together at the end of WW2 starting with the Centurion...

well they still had some real stinkers like the FV214 Conqueror....

see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6ZLLPGWn5M

but overall the following Chieftain, Challenger, Challenger II can be described as success

-- Last edit: 2017-01-25 20:31:52

johnfromstaffs EN

2017-01-25 23:33

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mike962 wrote

but overall the following Chieftain, Challenger, Challenger II can be described as success



Glad that this fact has finally been recognised. The improvement resulted from the change of emphasis from the user designing the vehicles to the user specifying his requirements and letting the industry do the design. I also have to say don't forget the Warrior, and also the lighter vehicles from Alvis, which have given excellent performance to their operators for many years.

-- Last edit: 2017-01-25 23:34:37

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