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Three More Centurions Located

169013 - 169085 - 169096

169013

 

169013 has all the Vietnam configuration and would not take much to have it made up as it was in Vietnam

She is a runner and has been stored in this shed since purchase in the 1990's

The cut down guards, front and rear, are still fitted

She still looks pretty straight all over

 

169085 was not a Vietnam tank but does have all the MK 5/1 external fittings

She has road wheels that look brand new

Also sports the cut back guards

The big storms over the last month blew some iron from the shed

169085 and 169096 have both also been under cover since the early 1990's

Both were driven into this shedding but have not been moved since

169096 did serve in Vietnam as 31C, 21C

 

169096 hit a mine in May 69 and was penetrated when hit by 2 RPG's in June 69

 

Both the Mine and the RPG strikes were repaired in SVN.

Both 169085 and 160096 are for sale.

Any genuine buyers please contact me in the first instance and I will pass on all details

 

I asked Andrew The centurions owner why they brought them, as it appeared they had done nothing much with them. He explained that his father brought about a dozen Grants after the Second World War, that he used to pull logs out of the Murray River. This proved quite successful and when the Centurions came up they purchased three and stored them for future use, but they never got around to using them.

 

One way of fitting a turret

Grant with a turret

Radial Motor

Most of the next lot are self explanatory just a walk around the scrap yard

 

There were also quite a lot of parts around as well

Another radial motor

Another radial

Then there were some interesting Tanks

 

 

Looks like an engine swap as I thought these had a radial?

 

The Bendigo Centurion

169095 - "BULLWINKLE"

169095 has been purchased by the Bendigo R.S.L.

 

The tank appears to have all the gear

I believe its a runner

Looks nice and straight

Will make a nice addition to the Bendigo R.S.L Museum complex

Photos taken of 169095 for me by John Loughman, Bendigo

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