By Simon Dunstan
The Centurion was once the first British major conflict tank of the submit international battle II interval, and was once a profitable tank layout, with improvements, for lots of many years. The chassis was once additionally tailored for numerous different roles.
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Centurion Crew Commander Commands the tank and crew; receives and takes action on all orders; mapreads and guides the driver. On a day-to-day basis the commander is responsible for the efficiency of his vehicle and supervising the checking and servicing systems. Photograph (right) shows a sergeant of the RTR in the command position at the commander's cupola using the x 10 peribinoculars. Gunner Aims and fires the guns (main and coaxial) on orders from the commander and is responsible for maintenance of weapons and sights.
92mm ammunition. Other crew weapons included one 9mm Sten machine carbine with 16 magazines, Grenades No 36, No 80 and No 83 (coloured smoke) nine in the turret and J 2 No 80 grenades in the smoke dischargers and a signal pistol with 12 cartridges. ::;i~~~~ ~""'---7 Fuel fill er cap ,30 ca li bre Browning coaxial MG Rea r light Pagoda type air outl et lo uvres Extended trackguards g No 80 White Phosphorous grenades to provide immediate smokescreen at s hort range for self : ~o ec tion. Each discharger had two sets of three : 2 .
L·ered controls: Stabilised powered traverse and elevation . \ fax speed a/powered traverse: 360 0 in 25sec Firing controls: Finger-operated electric firing circuit for 20-pounder Finger-o perated solenoid firing gear with alternative To p left: Road wheels, road wheel brackets and shock absorber age. Left: ' Elk ', Centurion Mk 5 with Mono-trailer, Fuel, Mk I. The mono·wheel armoured fuel trailer was introduced in [953 to . crease the operational range of Centurion whieh had fallen to an inadequate 32 miles cross·country.
Modern Combat Vehicles 2: Centurion by Simon Dunstan