Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
British Centurion Mk.5/1
169041, RAAC "War of Vietnam"
Authentic Detailing
Pre-Painted by professionals
Accurate paint colors
Markings Tampo (pad) applied
Fully Assembled
Die-Cast Model
True to Scale (1:72)
Weathering and insignias
Turret turns
Metal turret and main gun
Realistic tracks
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The Centurion tank arrived too late for service in WWII but became the back-bone of the post-war
British Army because of its thick armor, adaptability of the chassis. The tank went on to serve
admirably in Korea, the Middle East, South Asia and Vietnam. The Mk. 5 with its stabilized L7
105mm gun was a huge improvement over any of the earlier marks. The L7 became the
benchmark until the L44 120mm gun was developed and used on the Leopard II and M1A1/2.

Built in 1951 as Centurion number 39/190 and assigned the British Army number 06 BA 16. In
1952 it was sent to the RAAC as 169041 and became part of a nuclear blast test in 1953. It was
left with the engine running and it survived but its external parts had been blown away but it was
still drivable. The tank became known as The Atomic Tank and served for another 23 years
under the names Angelique and Sweet Fanny. Centurion 169041 was later upgraded to a Mk.5.

Specifications Centurion Mk. 5 MBT

Manufacturer: Vickers

Production period: 1955 -1958

Number produced: 221

Crew: four

Length: Hull only - 24 ft 9.5 in  (7.55 m)
Length: Hull and gun - 32.33 ft   (9.85 m)
Width: 11.12 ft   (3.39 m)
Height: 9.87 ft   (3.00 m)
Combat weight: 111,966 lb

Power plant
Engine: Rolls-Royce Mk IVB 12-cylinder liquid-cooled petrol producing 650hp at 2550rpm
Fuel capacity: 273.9 US gal  (1,037 l)    
Range: 118 miles  (190 km)
Maximum speed: 21.12 mph   (34 km/h)

Armour: 17mm – 152 mm

Quick firing 20 pounder (83.4 mm) main gun  64 rounds
0.30 in Browning MG  belt fed, air-cooled. ROF 425-450 rounds/minute
0.30 in Browning MG  belt fed, air-cooled. ROF 425-450 rounds/minute  (commander’s
2 x 6 smoke grenade discharger's