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Centurion target tank

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About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70ís starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70ís, I have had lots of opportunitie...


Comments

Obviously looking for a volunteer driver Al
FEB 28, 2011 - 08:26 AM
Darren, would you happen to know what metal/alloy the panels were made from?
FEB 28, 2011 - 03:50 PM
I would suspect plate steel.
FEB 28, 2011 - 07:47 PM
Judging by the hatch protection this thing was driven from right to left across the range for target practice. What happened if the real enemy chose to advance from left to right instead?... Tom
FEB 28, 2011 - 11:06 PM
When i first saw this vehicle i was impressed enough to convert Tamiya`s old Cent kit to add this version to my Cent collection
MAR 04, 2011 - 09:43 AM
Hi! I may add here that I saw two of these about 30 years ago placed in a camp next to Sennerlager Training Centre (STC) at Paderborn. It must have been during their service life. It was a camp with a direct exit to STC, A.Brooks Bks if I remember right. This camp usually housed Infantery- or Tank units. They were placed about 150m from the fence, and the two pictures I took were quite low quality for reason of the distance. My understanding was that this was a moving tarket tank for infantery weapons? Ok, not just a dream location to be when being fired on with life ammunition. Andreas
MAR 04, 2011 - 10:19 AM
Yes Andreas as I understand it it was a target for infantry weapons while on the move.
MAR 04, 2011 - 11:20 AM
hi gents yep i drove the one that was at warminster once . real scary as they fired carl Gustav at it and other stuff , some was sub caliber . but it was a dream to drive. ossie
MAR 05, 2011 - 03:20 AM
One or two of our guys were detailed as STC target tank drivers while we were at Paderborn in the 80's. Not a job I envied them.
MAR 05, 2011 - 04:49 AM
Ken I bet it made them cool under fire after that assignment.
MAR 05, 2011 - 05:12 AM