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A Canadian Centurion Mk.III MBT at the Worthington Tank Museum at Ft. Borden.

The Centurion, introduced in 194e, was the primary British main battle tank of the post-World War II period. It is widely considered to be one of the most successful post-war tank designs, remaining in production into the 1960s, and seeing combat in the front lines into the 1980s. The chassis was also adapted for several other roles, and these have remained in service to this day.


  • Centurion Mk.I: Fitted with the QF 20-pdr cannon in a fully cast turret, with two stowage positions for track links on glacis. Browning machine guns fitted to coaxial and commander's cupola mounts, stowage bin on glacis.
  • Centurion Mk.II: Fitted with the L7 105mm/52-caliber cannon and two coaxial .50-caliber M2 Browning machine guns. Increased glacis armour over the Centurion Mk.I.
  • Centurion Mk.III: Further updated version with IR equipment, ranging gun, revised engine decks, a third fuel tank, resilient mantlet and new commanders cupola.




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