Built in 1951 under Centurion number 39/190 and bearing British Army number 06 BA 16. In 1952 it was sent to the RAAC under number 169041 and was part of a nuclear blast test in 1953. It was left with the engine running and survived but its external parts were blown out but it was still possible to drive it. The tank became known as "The Atomic Tank" and served for 23 years as Angelique and Sweet Fanny. The Centurion 169041 was then converted to an Mk.5
ROF Centurion Delivered in 1949, the British Centurion tank was also purchased by the Australian Army and the armed forces of many other nations. The Centurion first went into action in 1950 during the Korean War. Its standard 105mm L7 main gun was supplemented by a large calibre anti-aircraft gun, a coaxial gun and an anti-infantry gun. Powered by a Rolls Royce Meteor V12 petrol engine and weighing over 50 tonnes, the Centurion reached an impressive speed of 34 kilometres per hour. Its success was mainly due to its thick armour - equal to that of the heaviest infantry tanks - and its off-road performance, which was superior to that of the first cruise tanks.
Construction in die-cast metal with some plastic components.
Rotating turret, lifting gun and precise hull.
Painted, mounted, immobile tracks on detailed fixed wheels.
Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
Pad-printed markings and placards that will not fade or flake like decals.