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Centurion Mk.3Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), C Squadron., Alberta, 1960s
General Background
The Centurion Mk. I, the first of 13 variations was delivered to the British Army in 1949 with a 17-pound gun. The Mk. 3 went to war in Korea with a 20-pound main gun. After Korea came a NATO standardization program for ammunition so the 7.92mm coaxial machine gun was changed to 7.62mm and a bore evacuator installed on the main gun and it was re-designated Mk. 5. The next improvement was replacing the main gun with an L7 105mm and an additional 2-inch armored plate on the front and this became the Mk. 6.
Specifications :
Type: 4 / Commander, Gunner, Loader, Driver
In service: mainly from 1945 to 1990’s with some still in service
Length: 7.60 m (25 ft)
Width: 3.39 m (11 ft 1 in)
Height: 3.01 m (9 ft 10.5 in)
Weight: 51 long tons (52 metric tonnes)
Suspension: Horstmann
Armour: 152 mm (6 in)
Armament: Primary – 105 mm L7 rifled gun
  Secondary – co-axial .30 cal Browning machine gun
Engine: Rolls-Royce Meteor / 650 hp (485 kW)
Power/Weight: 13 hp/tonne
Range: 450 km (280 miles)
Speed: 34 km/h (21 mph)