Centurion ARV Mk.II

FVFV4006 Centurion ARV Mk.2

TypePansret gjenopprettingskjøretøy
I tjeneste1946–present

Den Centurion ARV Mk II, was a British armored recovery vehicle based on the Centurion main battle tank. The Centurion, introduced in 1945, was the primary British main battle tank of the post-World War II period. It is widely considered to be one of the most successful post-war tank designs, remaining in production into the 1960s, and seeing combat in the front lines into the 1980s. The chassis was also adapted for several other roles, and these have remained in service to this day. FV 4006 Centurion ARV Mk 2 : (1956) – Mk 1 / Mk 2 / Mk 3 hull with the turret replaced by a superstructure housing a winch. The winch is powered by an auxiliary engine and is capable of pulling of up to 90 tons using a system of blocks. Armed with a single .30 inch machine gun on the commander’s cupola.

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FV4006 Centurion ARV Mk.2
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Antall bygget4,423
Mannskapet4 (commander, gunner, loader, driver)
Operasjonell rekkevidde450km
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The FV4006 Centurion ARV (Armoured Recovery Vehicle) was a British post-war armoured recovery vehicle based on the Centurion main battle tank. It was designed to recover and repair damaged or disabled tanks on the battlefield. The FV4006 Centurion ARV had a crew of four: commander, driver, mechanic and winch operator. It was equipped with a hydraulically operated spade at the rear, a 25-ton winch, a crane with a lifting capacity of 7.5 tons, and various tools and spare parts.
The FV4006 Centurion ARV could tow up to two tanks at a time, using a rigid A-frame or a flexible tow bar. It could also perform minor repairs and maintenance on tanks, such as replacing tracks, wheels, engines or guns. The FV4006 Centurion ARV entered service with the British Army in 1952 and was used in various conflicts, such as the Korean War, the Suez Crisis, the Malayan Emergency and the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. It was also exported to several countries, such as Australia, Canada, India, Israel and South Africa. The FV4006 Centurion ARV was gradually replaced by the FV4204 Chieftain ARV in the 1970s and 1980s.

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