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UNIQUE ID 2126: A41 CENTURION TANK

(Model: Mark 13)

The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Storage)


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Unique ID:

2126
Added to Database:
5 February 2012
Last Edited:
24 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
A41 Centurion (3400)
Mark 13 (3423)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Storage (3016)
Serial Number:
Registration: 04 CC 87: “04 CC 87” previously painted on nose.
Name:
Other Identification: RAC Centre insignia previously painted on nose.
Collection Reference: E1975.39. (Accession 3975, Entry 1975.1048).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
17 BVD RAOC
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Royal Ordnance Factory, Barnbow, Crossgates, Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, Britain (Primary manufacturer of base Mark 10 1957-59)
2: Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Detmold, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany (BAOR service with 9/12 Royal Lancers and 1RTR 1960s)
3: Mönchengladbach, Germany (17 BVD stock)
4: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (In stock)
5: 38 Central Workshops – Chilwell, England (October 1970 – February 1971)
6: RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (In stock)
7: Royal Armoured Corps Gunnery School, Lulworth Camp, Dorset, South West England, Britain (February 1972 – March 1975)
8: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


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This Mark 13 started life as a Mark 8. It was then up-gunned and up-armoured into a Mark 10 before being finally converted into a Mark 13 by the addition of the ranging machine gun and infrared vision equipment. It was the last Centurion gun tank to fire its main gun in the British Army. (source: Museum Vehicle Record).
This Centurion served in BAOR with 9/12 Royal Lancers and 1RTR before being moved to 17 BVD in June 1970, then on to CVD Ludgershall in August 1970. In October 1970 it was at 38 Central Workshops REME before returning to Ludgershall in February 1971. From February 1972 it served with the RAC Centre Gunnery School at Lulworth, before being discharged from service through QM Bovington in March 1975 “being manned by 3RTR” and then being ‘issued’ to the Museum. (Source: Record Cards).
This was the last Centurion in service with the Royal Tank Regiment. It had its last firing on Lulworth Range on 22 July 1974. In January 1986 it was involved in Simfire trials at Bovington. It was on display in the Tamiya Hall as recently as 2006.


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October, 1982

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6667
Added: 6 February 2012
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