Centurion Mk 5/1 RAAC – Cold War Main Battle Tank

Brickmania
$480.00
Current Stock:
29
SKU:
BKM1074
Availability:
Ships in 1-3 business days
Weight:
3.11 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
John Canepa
Piece Count:
1,006 LEGO®, BrickArms®, and Brickmania® elements
Minifigs:
1
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

About the Centurion Mk 5/1 RAAC – Cold War Main Battle Tank:

The British Centurion tank was a powerful vision of post-war tactical ideology. Designed to take on the heavy tanks of the Soviet Union, the Centurion’s production began in earnest in late 1945. Early Centurions used the famous British 20-pound cannon, but in 1959 the main gun was upgraded to the Royal Ordinance Factories L7 105mm gun. This gun could fire a range of munitions, including armor piercing sabots, fin-stabilized sabots, and high explosive squash heads. By 1960, the newest version was being produced and distributed to British and other commonwealth nations. The Centurion saw action around the world and in many different hot spots during the Cold War.

The Royal Australian Armored Corps, or RAAC, used Centurions to great effect in Vietnam. Designated the Centurion Mk 5/1, Australian units fought in support of the U.S. and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, or ARVN, forces. These tanks, however, used the older 20 pounder gun and made landfall on February 24, 1968. As an in-field modification, the Centurions were stripped of their side skirts—Vietnam’s thick vegetation and mud clogged the tracks and slowed movement to a halt. In total, 58 Centurions were used in Vietnam by the RAAC, with only six damaged beyond repair.

Specifications:

Crew: 4
Armament: 1x 20 pdr main cannon, 1x .30 cal Browning machine gun
Speed: 22 mph (35 km/h)
Range: 280 miles (450 km)

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Loaded with printed details and play features, this beastly build features simulated suspension, opening hatches, an elevating and depressing main gun, and turret mounted BrickArms. Printed details include a ration crate, wheels, and rear markings. Also included is a high-quality sticker sheet and one custom minifig.

Model Statistics:

Designed by John Canepa
1,006 LEGO®, BrickArms®, and Brickmania® elements
1x custom minifig
Custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.