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British Centurion Mk.5 "Nasser's Nightmare!" 6th Royal Tank Rgt.,Port Said, December 1956
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)