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UNIQUE ID 2597: A41 CENTURION TANK

(Model: Mark 5)

Firepower Royal Artillery Museum, Woolwich, Britain

(Location: Monster Bits Gallery)


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Unique ID: 2597
Added to Database: 29 May 2014
Last Edited: 27 June 2014
Type (ID): A41 Centurion (3400)
Model (ID): Mark 5 (3410)
Location Category (ID): Firepower Royal Artillery Museum (3250)
Location (ID): Monster Bits Gallery (3253)
Serial Number: 193: “193” stamped into upper right nose plate and into right idler wheel mounting.
Registration:
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Other Identification: Fitted with triple rubber-block tracks. Front and upper rear towing lugs painted white.
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East England, Britain (Design parent and manufacturer 1957-58)
2: Firepower Royal Artillery Museum, Woolwich, Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:

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Text in Preserved British Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

This Centurion is a Mark 5 observation post vehicle; it has a label that reads: “Royal Artillery batteries supporting armoured formations used it as an Armoured Observation Post (AOP)... The only distinguishing feature was the extra antennae fitted for their communications equipment. As the Army replaced Centurions with Chieftain tanks at the end of the 1960s, the Centurion AOP was used less and less. Two tanks were issued to each battery but were difficult to maintain and rarely left barracks. In the 1980s, when the sophisticated Challenger was introduced, the Royal Artillery’s Centurions were retired in favour of ‘Warrior’ armoured fighting vehicles. This particular tank was used for driver training and consists of a Mark 3 hull with a Mark 5 turret.”


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June 2012

Upper front right view
1: Upper front right view

Taken: 1 June 2012
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9782
Added: 29 May 2014
Filename: IMG-6976...
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Upper front left view
2: Upper front left view

Taken: 1 June 2012
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9783
Added: 29 May 2014
Filename: IMG-6975...
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Upper rear right view
3: Upper rear right view

Taken: 1 June 2012
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9784
Added: 29 May 2014
Filename: IMG-6981...
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Upper rear left view
4: Upper rear left view

Taken: 1 June 2012
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9785
Added: 29 May 2014
Filename: IMG-6998...
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Front left view
5: Front left view

Taken: 1 June 2012
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9786
Added: 29 May 2014
Filename: IMG-6918...
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Rear left view
6: Rear left view

Taken: 1 June 2012
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9787
Added: 29 May 2014
Filename: IMG-6933...
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Rear view
7: Rear view

Taken: 1 June 2012
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9788
Added: 29 May 2014
Filename: IMG-6932...
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Rear right view
8: Rear right view

Taken: 1 June 2012
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9789
Added: 29 May 2014
Filename: IMG-6931...
Views: 71
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Front right view
9: Front right view

Taken: 1 June 2012
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9790
Added: 29 May 2014
Filename: IMG-6924...
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Front view
10: Front view

Taken: 1 June 2012
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9791
Added: 29 May 2014
Filename: IMG-6919...
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Close-up of serial number
11: Close-up of serial number

Taken: 1 June 2012
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9792
Added: 29 May 2014
Filename: IMG-6921...
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Exhibit label
12: Exhibit label

Taken: 1 June 2012
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9793
Added: 29 May 2014
Filename: IMG-6920...
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May 2003

Front right view
13: Front right view

Taken: 13 May 2003
Contributor: N. Baumgardner
Photo ID: 9818
Added: 27 June 2014
Filename: 100-9974...
Views: 86
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Front view
14: Front view

Taken: 13 May 2003
Contributor: N. Baumgardner
Photo ID: 9819
Added: 27 June 2014
Filename: 100-9971...
Views: 97
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